A quem interessar possa, vejam: "Dear Brazilian Wikimedians,
On behalf of the Affiliations Committee, please allow me to explain within the bounds of this message the current state of your application for affiliation with the Wikimedia Foundation, what we can do about it, and how this application will hopefully move forward from here. First, please allow me to apologize on behalf of the Committee for any feelings of ill will that might have been generated in previous discussions between us and you guys, whether that be because of misunderstandings over your proposed affiliation model, or any disruptive discussions that might have contributed to whatever state of relations that currently exist between the two of us. Allow me to stress here that it has always been in the Committee's interest to move your application forward, and we have no intention of ever derailing your application for affiliation. The Committee has agreed during our meeting in Hong Kong that it would be best to restart the entire application process for Wikimedia Brasil as a gesture of good will and as a sign of willingness to move forward from the tumultuous application process of years past. We likewise feel that restarting the process allows us to establish clearer lines of communication with the Brazilian Wikimedians in order to overcome any past misunderstandings and miscommunication that might have arisen from our interaction with the different members of your community. This means that currently, there is no pending application with the Committee for an affiliate entity in Brazil, and we are ready to receive an entirely new application from Brazilian Wikimedians to allow us to move forward. Such a move also allows the Committee to objectively analyze the merits of your application without having to consider any preceding application that might compromise the Committee's objectivity with respect to deciding on your application. It is, however, the Committee's belief that for the time being, a Wikimedia User Group would be appropriate as a first step toward the ultimate goal of establishing a Wikimedia chapter in Brazil. As agreed to in Hong Kong, we feel that the establishment of a well-run, well-organized user group would serve as a trust-building measure between the both of us, so that we will be able to effectively determine what model of affiliation would serve the best interests of the Brazilian Wikimedia community at large. We feel that the establishment of a WUG does *NOT* in any way mean that we do not support the establishment of a chapter, nor that a WUG being established means that a chapter is no longer necessary; rather, we believe that the establishment of a user group is a necessary first step towards the establishment of a chapter as the ultimate end of this process, and that the chapter shall be its logical continuation. To ensure our commitment to establishing a chapter in Brazil, the Committee will be ready to accept an application for chapter status from the community at least one year after the establishment of a WUG in Brazil, and we will ensure that your application for chapter status will be judged on the success of the established user group. Having met some of you in the past, and having committed myself early on in my tenure as a member of the Committee to resolving the Brazil affiliation case, it is my hope that all parties in this matter will acquiesce to this new state of affairs. I strongly believe that the Brazilian Wikimedians are capable of coming together around this proposal, and that in the future, we will be able to put aside whatever differences we may have had in the past, and we will be able to move forward towards a better, more fruitful and more productive relationship. I trust that everyone concerned will be able to commit to this process. Warm regards, Josh Lim — *Sky Harbor* <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Sky_Harbor> (* talk* <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Sky_Harbor>) Member, Affiliations Committee, Wikimedia Foundation 01:45, 23 October 2013 (UTC) https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Brasil/AffCom#A_message_from_the_Affiliations_Committee Comentários?
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