On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 6:07 PM, MZMcBride <z...@mzmcbride.com> wrote: > My question, more directly, is: if the SOPA action from January 2012 > were held in August 2012 (following the implementation of this new statement > from the General Counsel's office), would it be considered a "community > initiative" or not?
The community's decision to blackout a project would not be within this guideline, but any additional WMF resources would require legal and financial review. There are strict laws in the U.S. that limit when a non-profit organization may engage in political and legislative activity, and it is the General Counsel and CFA's duty to ensure that the WMF complies with those laws. The community has procedures for determining consensus for action, and most of the time the community can implement that action without any additional resources from the WMF. -- Stephen LaPorte Legal Counsel Wikimedia Foundation _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l