Hello Josh,

The WMF and the AffCom have decided not to disclose further details of the very serious governance issues in order not to hurt the movement and the reputation of the people involved. Please, avoid misleading and adding drama to this situation -which is already difficult, and damages the movement as a whole. WMPH was given very specific recommendations of what do and what not to do, but decided to go its own way.


El 25/04/2017 a las 06:17 a.m., Josh Lim escribió:
If you folks seriously think that we weren’t being “accountable”, then I have serious doubts about how this process will remain sustainable.

I’m sorry, but this process has been exceedingly demotivating for everyone involved. I’ve been trying to keep myself composed throughout the entire process, but at this point I simply cannot.

I will gladly admit that we’ve made mistakes, us more than others. Every organization does. But I will not allow the work that I’ve dedicated over a decade of my life to be thrown out the window because we weren’t “accountable”. To the best of our ability, we WERE accountable to our community and to the movement. And I, frankly, feet that we were as accountable as we could’ve been.

You may all want to know why I’ve been silent through this entire process. It’s because I cannot, and I still cannot, process the grief this entire process has brought upon Wikimedia Philippines, and especially myself. I will try to be optimistic about the future, as people have been telling me to do, but at this point in time, at least have some respect for the work that we’ve done over the last six years. That’s really all I’m asking for at this point.



On Apr 23, 2017, at 9:41 PM, James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com <mailto:jmh...@gmail.com>> wrote:

I second Itzik's comments. We need some degree of accountability. Hopefully this will encourage groups in the Philippines to become more active again.


On Sun, Apr 23, 2017 at 2:14 AM, Itzik - Wikimedia Israel<it...@wikimedia.org.il <mailto: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
    outside of the FDC process and I believe Affcom have a
    significant part in

    *Regards,Itzik Edri*
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    On Sat, Apr 22, 2017 at 9:49 PM, Maor Malul <mao...@zoho.com
    <mailto:mao...@zoho.com>> wrote:

    > *
    > Dear all,
    > *
    > **
    > *Recognition as a Wikimedia affiliate - a chapter, thematic
    > 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
    > 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
    > governance issues, as well as non-compliance with reporting
    > 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
    > 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
    > 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
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