Hi Kirill, Could you clarify what would be a path forward from this situation? For example, would you encourage someone to set up a new application for a user group in Brazil, if they have a good proposal (and/or proven commitment) for how to manage the collaboration with the whole Brazilian community?
I doubt the intention of AffCom is to leave the situation in Brazil to remain broken indefinitely. Best, Lodewijk On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 11:19 AM, Kirill Lokshin <kirill.loks...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello everyone, > > Recognition as a Wikimedia movement affiliate — a chapter, thematic > organization, or user group — is a privilege that allows an independent > group to officially use the Wikimedia trademarks to further the Wikimedia > mission. To receive and maintain their status as recognized Wikimedia > affiliates, groups are required to comply with certain requirements, which > are identified in each group's individual chapter, thematic organization, > or user group agreement. In particular, the terms of the Wikimedia User > Group Agreement and Code of Conduct prohibit user groups from engaging in > activity that poses significant risk to other Wikimedia organizations or > Wikimedia projects. > > As many of you doubtlessly know, the two Wikimedia user groups based in > Brazil — Wikimedia Community User Group Brasil and Wiki Education Brazil — > have been engaged in a severe and protracted conflict, which has resulted > in significant harm to past, ongoing, and planned Wikimedia movement > activities in Brazil. As all reasonable attempts to resolve the conflict > have failed, the Affiliations Committee is left with no choice but to > withdraw the groups' recognition as Wikimedia affiliates. > > Consequently, the recognition of Wikimedia Community User Group Brasil and > Wiki Education Brazil as Wikimedia user groups has been revoked, and the > Wikimedia Foundation's legal department has been requested to formally > terminate their respective user group agreements as soon as practicable. > Further, the specific individuals who served as the primary contacts for > these user groups will be prohibited from serving as primary contacts for > any user group application or existing user group for a period of one year. > > The Affiliations Committee recognizes that this is an unprecedented and > unfortunate development. However, we hope that this step will allow the > Wikimedia community in Brazil to work towards a new organizational > structure and model that will better serve the needs of movement > participants and stakeholders in the country. > > Any questions regarding this matter should be addressed directly to the > Affiliations Committee. > > Regards, > Kirill Lokshin > Chair, Affiliations Committee > _______________________________________________ > 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> _______________________________________________ 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>