Thanks Lane, for your kind words. Yes, we took a firm stance against corruption and at some point the options became 3 months vs indefinite number of years. We choose to walk the hard path and finally was able win this battle. It will be a great inspiration for us in future days.
Thank you all for your encouragement. We really appreciate it. --- Shabab Mustafa Com. Co-ordinator & Executive Member Wikimedia Bangladesh On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 2:27 AM, Tonmoy Khan <tonmoy...@gmail.com> wrote: > Thank you Lane and others for your encouraging words, it really means a lot > to us. I remember how hard it was for us! At times I got so frustrated that > I even thought of leaving the Wikimedia movement in few occasions! But now > the job is well done & I am quickly erasing memories of all the frustrating > days/months/years. Thank you all on behalf of Wikimedia Bangladesh. > > Cheers > > Ali Haidar Khan > FDC Member > Treasurer, Wikimedia Bangladesh > On Jun 11, 2014 1:48 AM, "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 > > > Wikimediaemail@example.com > > > 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 > > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ > 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> > _______________________________________________ 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>