I second Itzik's comments. We need some degree of accountability. Hopefully this will encourage groups in the Philippines to become more active again.
James On Sun, Apr 23, 2017 at 2:14 AM, Itzik - Wikimedia Israel < it...@wikimedia.org.il> wrote: > Thank you Maor for the update. > > We usually love to see our movement expend and welcome recognition of new > organizations, but I strongly believe that we continuously need to check > and evaluate our current organizations. > > Our brand, name and reputation are part of our core assets - and while it's > not an easy step, I appreciate Affcom efforts not only to recognize new > ones but also to de-recognize organizations that are not longer active or > non-compliance with our movement requirements. > > Few weeks ago in Berlin we had a first meeting to start discuses what is a > "movement accountability" and how we evaluate organizations who operate > outside of the FDC process and I believe Affcom have a significant part in > it. > > > > > > > *Regards,Itzik Edri* > Chairperson, Wikimedia Israel > +972-54-5878078 | http://www.wikimedia.org.il > Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the > sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment! > > > On Sat, Apr 22, 2017 at 9:49 PM, Maor Malul <mao...@zoho.com> wrote: > > > * > > > > Dear all, > > > > * > > > > ** > > > > *Recognition as a Wikimedia affiliate - a chapter, thematic organization, > > or user group - allows an independent group to officially use the > Wikimedia > > name to further the Wikimedia mission, with certain duties and > > responsibilities. While most Wikimedia affiliates adhere to the basic > > compliance standards set forth in their agreements with the Wikimedia > > Foundation, a protocol has been developed to address the exceptional > cases > > when a Wikimedia affiliate does not meet minimum compliance standards and > > their continued recognition as a Wikimedia affiliate presents a risk to > the > > Wikimedia movement.* > > > > * > > > > On September 9, 2016, Wikimedia Philippines was notified of their > > suspension as a Wikimedia affiliate due to long standing and serious > > governance issues, as well as non-compliance with reporting requirements > > which go as back as 2014, has been sent multiple warnings regarding them, > > and on the date mentioned above, was provided with an explicit list of > > tasks and deadlines in order to return to compliance with their chapter > > agreement. The chapter failed to complete these tasks by the deadline of > > November 28, 2016, and was consequently notified that they would no > longer > > be recognized as a Wikimedia chapter after the termination of their > Chapter > > Agreement on March 1, 2017. It is important to make clear that the > > Affiliations Committee will continue to support other organized Wikimedia > > communities and their activities in the Philippines. > > > > If you have questions about what this means for the community members in > > their region or language areas, we have put together a very basic FAQ, > > which may be found at<https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > > wiki/Wikimedia_movement_affiliate_de-recognition_FAQ>https:/ > > /meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_movement_affiliates/ > > Affiliate_derecognition_FAQ.* > > > > > > -- > > "*Jülüjain wane mmakat* ein kapülain tü alijunakalirua jee wayuukanairua > > junain ekerolaa alümüin supüshuwayale etijaanaka. Ayatashi waya junain." > > Maor Malul > > Socio, A.C. Wikimedia Venezuela | RIF J-40129321-2 | > www.wikimedia.org.ve > > <http://wikimedia.org.ve> > > Member, Wikimedia Israel | www.wikimedia.org.il <http://wikimedia.org.il > > > > Vice-Chair, Wikimedia Foundation Affiliations Committee > > Phone: +972-52-4869915 > > Twitter: @maor_x > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wik > > i/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Wikimedia-l > > New messages to: 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 and https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> -- James Heilman MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian The Wikipedia Open Textbook of Medicine _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>