How about the Wikivoyage association…. We have been existing for 7 years now, 
and applied for being recognized as a thematic organisation.

Von: Pharos
Gesendet: ‎Dienstag‎, ‎11‎. ‎Februar‎ ‎2014 ‎20‎:‎57
An: Wikimedia Mailing List

Certainly, in the last 2 years and before, a handful of Wikimedia
volunteer groups have been quite as active and organized as those
currently being classified as User Groups - only the option of being
recognized as User Groups did not exist for them at the time of their

And it is a good thing that this category exists now, but is seems
wrong to penalize Wikimedia volunteer groups that *do* have a track
record of effective programmatic experience, just because they were
started before the User Group category was in existence.


On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:33 AM, phoebe ayers <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I want to draw your attention to two Wikimedia Board of Trustees decisions
> that were recently published, regarding funds allocated to the FDC/Annual
> plan grant process and Board approval of chapter/thematic organization
> status. In a nutshell, the Board decided to allocate approximately the same
> amount of funding to the FDC for the next two years. The Board also decided
> that new organizations should first form as a user group and have two years
> of programmatic experience before being approved as a legally incorporated
> entity (either a chapter or thematic organization).
> The decisions are published in the meeting minutes here:
> There is also a FAQ on Meta:
> You will notice these decisions are published in the minutes for the
> November meeting. We originally took these decisions at that meeting;
> however as the FAQ explains it took us some time to talk to community
> groups, clarify our wording and write the FAQ.
> Hopefully the FAQ will answer many of your questions about these decisions;
> however, if there are other questions please do ask them, here or on the
> meta talk page. Thank you!
> for the Board,
> Phoebe
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