Wow. Thank you, Lane, for spelling out the difficulty of making this happen. It really places this accomplishment in context. It sounds like it is more than a free knowledge win, it's also a win for Bangladesh civil society.
Well done all! What an accomplishment. Wow. Congratulations. On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 12:47 PM, Lane Rasberry <l...@bluerasberry.com> wrote: > Hello, > > Ali is being modest. > > Not only is Wikimedia Bangladesh among only the 5% who got NGO > registration, but they are also among the 1% to do it without paying anyone > a bribe. I have heard that they were asked for money many times to make > things go more quickly. Perhaps people outside the region do not know, but > there are a lot of desks that all want to stamp the registration papers > before giving the final approval. For a foreign-affiliated Internet > technology organization mostly run by younger people who have a > relationship to a major Internet property to be able to get a registration > without paying any bribe is probably unprecedented in the history of South > Asia. Getting a registration is something to be proud of, but getting it > completely honestly means that a lot of extra work went into the > registration just to keep a good reputation. > > I am thrilled with the good example this sets and not only is having the > registration a wonderful thing for the Wikimedia community, but also this > shows an excellent precedent for all Bangladeshi community activists > because they have a bright example in Wikimedia Bangladesh that paying a > bribe is not necessary to get an NGO registration. This is really something > to publicize, stress, and note as a point of pride. No one should forget > this as it really takes a lot of sacrifices to do this without bribing and > in terms of cost, it actually is cheaper to save time and pay the bribes. > > I hope that this encourages other organizations in Bangladesh to also file > their own NGO paperwork and accomplish whatever they feel ought to be done. > > Congratulations a thousand times! > > yours, > > > > > On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 3:11 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemow...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > Tonmoy Khan, 10/06/2014 19:28: > > > > less than 5 applications for registration as societies get > >> approved out of every 100. We submitted our application in May 2012 > >> > > > > That's heroic, thanks. > > > > Nemo > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > > > > > -- > Lane Rasberry > user:bluerasberry on Wikipedia > 206.801.0814 > l...@bluerasberry.com > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> -- Anna Stillwell Senior Learning and Org Dev Lead Wikimedia Foundation 415.806.1536 www.wikimediafoundation.org _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>