On Sun, Dec 13, 2009 at 11:15:35PM +1030, Karl Goetz wrote: > On Sat, 12 Dec 2009 11:57:02 +1100 > Brian Salter-Duke <b_d...@bigpond.net.au> wrote: > > > On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 11:09:58AM +1100, Peter Halasz wrote: > > > So lock those specific pages. Have you ever used Wikipedia? Do you > > > think it would exist if they were worried only about representation? > > > > I will try to respond to this debate, wearing my hat as Public Officer > > of WMAU later, but for now let me just say that our official wiki is > > not like wikipedia. It is much more like: > > I assume this means this is your personal view?
It is my personal view but based on my experience as Public Officer since the start of Wikimedia Australia. > > http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Main_Page > > > > As an incorporated association we have legal obligations to the > > community via CAV, not only to the membership. This means the issue of > > For those of us not in the know, what is CAV, and can you provide a > reference to it for us to look at? CAV is Consumer Affairs Victoria and is the body that administers our incorporation. The general link is:- http://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/ but you need to click on to look under Associations, Clubs & Fundraising and then to incorporated associations. It is not just incorporation. We are a legal entitity. We now have approval to fund raise in Victoria. We have an ABN. We will be applying for deductible gift recipient (DGR) status. I will give a more thought through response to the question of access later when I have woken up properly. Brian. > > access is not simple and it requires thought. There is also a real > > Not simple on the backend? I assume whatever sits behind the login > process is able to automatically remove people who didn't pay (ldap? > sql?). If thats the case its also easy to work out who should be in > certain edit groups: they have valid memberships or not. > > > tension here, not only about access. For example, there is also a > > tension between the project's love of anonymity for users, with the > > legal requirements imposed by incorporating. > > Aye. Its entirely possible annon edits will not be a possibility. That > doesn't mean that only members should be able to edit though. > kk > > > Cheers, Brian. > > > > > -- > Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS) > Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer > http://www.kgoetz.id.au > No, I won't join your social networking group -- Brian Salter-Duke bd...@wikimedia.org.au publicoffi...@wikimedia.org.au Committee member and Public Officer, Wikimedia Australia Inc. Active on English Wikipedia, Meta-Wiki, Wikiversity, and others. [[User:Bduke]] is single user account with en:Wikipedia main account. _______________________________________________ Wikimediaau-l mailing list Wikimediaauemail@example.com https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l