Dear all, refering to my report of June 17th (https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/private/wikimediach-l/2013-June/002063.html) the votes on the resolutions are now open. Below I am describing how I will vote on behalf of Wikimedia Österreich, the WMAT community has now the ability to comment or convince me to vote differently.
== 11. open WCA for other Wikimedia organisations ("Wikimedia Affiliates") == * http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Chapters_Association/Resolutions/11._Open_up_for_all_Wikimedia_Affiliates vote: Yes. Reasoning: There are no reasons against, in the opposite we highlighted in the London meeting that the WCA is an organisation supporting and unifying all Wikimedia organisations. By doing so we hopefully get more active members, will be able to achieve more and can better collect the opinions of the Wikimedia organisations and their communities. The latter will also be important when the WCA arguments towards the Wikimedia Foundation on behalf of their members. == 12. Change of Name == * http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Chapters_Association/Resolutions/12._Change_of_name vote: Yes. Reasoning: This is just a logical step after resolution #11. "Association of Wikimedia Organisations" may sound a bit awkward and AWiO is not as nice as WCA but I have no better suggestion. Apart from that I am not happy about changing the name as such but if we open up for other organisations this is just a sensible consequence. == 13. Substituion of Council Members (Change of the Charta) == * http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Chapters_Association/Resolutions/13._Substitute_council_members vote: Yes. Reasoning: At the Milano meeting we had the case where a Council Member (Board Member) was involved in another parallel meeting and sent another Board Member as a replacement. That wasn't accepted because it wasn't possible according the Charta. With this resolution it will become possible. The requirements are clearly described: Prior the meeting the Council Member has to inform the Chair of the WCA. This is a clean and pragmatic solution. The votes have to be casted latest until Sunday. Regards, Manuel -- Wikimedia CH - Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens Lausanne, +41 (21) 34066-22 - www.wikimedia.ch _______________________________________________ http://wikimedia.ch Wikimedia CH website Wikimediach-l mailing list https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediach-l