Support the request that AffCom share their understanding of the scope and authority of the announced User Group.
From the wording of "represent Wikimedia UK in Wales", the UG is not independent of WMUK and consequently acts as a Chapter subsidiary. As far as I am aware, there is no other regional based UG which does this. As a corollary, the representation has legal implications for UK Charity. WMUK must have both responsibility and the authority to monitor and control how they are represented by the UG. It is not clear from the meta web page or the community vote how this will work, apart from the implicit assumption that funding paid to UG projects is effectively managed as a WMUK continuing programme. Presumably the UG will not be requesting funds from the WMF or via the FDC process separate from WMUK's FDC procedure. The original vote at the Welsh Wikipedia compared the aims to that of the Basque UG. However based on their scope, the Basque UG does not officially represent any other affiliate or Chapter. Links 1. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Community_User_Group_Wales 2. https://cy.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicipedia:Sefydlu_Gr%C5%B5p_Defnyddwyr_Wicimedia On 19 March 2018 at 00:10, Philip Kopetzky <philip.kopet...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi Kirill! > > It would be really helpful to outline these kind of decisions with > arguments/deliberations that AffCom decided to follow, considering that > this sets a precedence in the worldwide community. For example, UG Wales > states that they "cooperate with and represent Wikimedia UK in Wales" - > does this mean that we are now accepting UGs within chapters? Is this UG > supposed to be able to apply for grants, despite its overlap with WMUK? > > Best, > Philip > > > > On 11 March 2018 at 15:44, Shlomi Fish <shlo...@shlomifish.org> wrote: > >> On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 10:32:34 -0400 >> Kirill Lokshin <kirill.loks...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> > Hi everyone! >> > >> > I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized >> > Grŵp Defnyddwyr Cymuned Wicimedia Cymru (Wikimedia Community User Group >> > Wales)  as a Wikimedia User Group. The group aims to promote the >> > Wikimedia movement in Wales and support the development of Wikimedia >> > projects and content in the Welsh language. >> > >> > Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group! >> > >> >> congratulations! >> >> > Regards, >> > Kirill Lokshin >> > Chair, Affiliations Committee >> > >> >  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Community_User_Group_Wales >> > _______________________________________________ >> > 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> >> >> >> -- >> ----------------------------------------------------------------- >> Shlomi Fish http://www.shlomifish.org/ >> My Favourite FOSS - http://www.shlomifish.org/open-source/favourite/ >> -- fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae _______________________________________________ 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>