Hi Kiril, You wrote above "all reasonable attempts to resolve the conflict have failed". It would be interesting to let us have the idea of these reasonable attempts. Why did you think de-recognizing these groups is the best decision? What I understood from Tele's comment is that you did nothing to resolve the issues and you just watched the conflicts escalated. This is probably not a good thing to hear about the affiliation committee.
Regards, Isaac On Apr 9, 2018 7:54 AM, "Ilario Valdelli" <valde...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi Kirill > It makes sense to explain a little bit about the conflict management and > the position of both sides to define why both groups have been > derecognized. > > At the opposite this decision will give the feeling that, to attack a > local Group, it will be sufficient to create another local Group and to be > recognized and to open a conflict and to drive all parties to unresolute it > to reach the primary and original goal. > > Kind regards > > On Sun, 8 Apr 2018, 20:20 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 Wiki Education Brazil as Wikimedia user groups has been revoked, and the 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: Wikimediaemail@example.com >> Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, >> <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > > _______________________________________________ > Affiliates mailing list > affilia...@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/affiliates > > _______________________________________________ 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>