Hi Ricordisamoa, There are multiple chapters, user groups and thematic organizations that are active in the US and have a degree of separation from WMF. The US affiliates are cooperative with each other, and the affiliate leaders communicate with each other fairly frequently. May I ask what benefits you think would come from having a consolidated US chapter? We've talked about this casually among ourselves but so far we seem to be satisfied with a confederation of smaller affiliates instead of a single national affiliate.
Thanks! Pine On Jun 27, 2015 7:20 PM, "Ricordisamoa" <ricordisa...@openmailbox.org> wrote: > The WMF will become a truly global organization when a Wikimedia US > chapter is founded ;-) > > Il 08/04/2015 06:58, Pine W ha scritto: > >> Hi Garfield, >> >> I'm asking this on Wikimedia-l because a number of Wikimedians have noted >> the expensiveness of the San Francisco area including its high cost of >> living for staff, employer competition for engineering talent, and >> associated high salaries for WMF employees. >> >> I see on >> >> http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/foundation/8/8a/RFP_for_Real_Estate_Services.pdf >> that WMF is considering relocating its offices when its current main >> office >> lease expires. >> >> Questions: >> >> What happens to the remodel expenses that WMF is paying for at its current >> location? If WMF vacates the premesis, will it be compensated for the >> remodel by the building owner? >> >> I hope that WMF is contemplating fully exiting the San Francisco market >> area in order to economize, get better value for our donors' funds, have >> less competition for talent, and lower costs of living for staff. Is this >> being considered? >> >> Thanks very much, >> >> Pine >> _______________________________________________ >> 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> _______________________________________________ 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>