Ahh, wasn't the chapter registered less than a month ago Tinu? I don't know
more than half the people from the chapter but I think you're being
awfully presumptuous in claiming that "the executive members keep electing
each other". I thought this was the founding group, the registered entity
has been around for less than a month, right or did I miss something?
On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 12:04 AM, jayanta nath <jayanta...@gmail.com> wrote:
> * 7 executive members keep electing each other, each time !!!! *
> Nice observation from Tinu..... My observation and comment is same as
> On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 11:43 PM, CherianTinu Abraham <
> tinucher...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hearty congratulations to Arjuna Rao , Hari Prasad & Anirudh Bhati as the
>> new office bearers of the Wikimedia India chapter. Well deserved & best
>> wishes for the future.
>> Having said that, this unexpected announcement leaves me with
>> several unanswered questions. This has to do nothing with any doubts on
>> the calibre , integrity & abilities of new office bearers or the rest of the
>> committee members. I still personally share a very close & cordial relations
>> with all of the exec comn members, but that doesn't prevent me from asking
>> lots of questions and concerns as an ordinary Wikimedian like me and it may
>> be possibly shared by several others in this list.
>> a) If there was to be a change of the office bearers of the chapter (
>> decided) on the Jan 22 Exec Comm meeting, why wasn't it announced publicly?
>> Was there an agenda of election of new office bearers for this meeting or
>> just happened as a co-incidence ? What were the other decisions taken on
>> that meeting ? Is there a publicly available minutes of meeting ?
>> b) How were the new office bearers elected ? Was there an election ? Did
>> the previous office bearers voluntarily resign and called for a new
>> election? Was there a vote ? If there was a vote, will it be publicly
>> shared? What was the need of change of office bearers within few months of
>> chapter approval or one month of chapter registration ? I thought the term
>> of the executive committee members and the office bearers was for two years.
>> I am sorry but I have to say this , IMHO it is not an ethical
>> and transparent process if the 7 executive members keep electing each other,
>> each time !!!!
>> c) There were several discussions on this mailing list on the chapter on
>> Jan 30 th , 2011   ( after the so called meeting) and had mentions of
>> the current office bearers and none of the executive com members even
>> bothered to clarify. I remember at least two of the exec members replying to
>> those threads then.
>> d) So the new office bearers' elections happened on Jan 22 , 2011 ? And I
>> wonder what took the chapter several weeks to announce , such a important
>> change publicly ? Remember this "new election" happened even without a
>> publicly announced agenda, before the meeting. How many such elections can
>> we expect during the current term of the committee?
>> We already had lots of concerns shared by the community for the lack
>> of transparency by the chapter and these kinds of things will only underline
>> If this is the way the chapter intends to operate, I am deeply concerned
>> and worried about its future.
>> Tinu Cherian
>> a) To clarify, I don't intend to run for any office positions for the
>> chapter. But I may have to even think twice to be part of a body which
>> clearly intends to work without any proper transparency and works
>> disconnected from the community, which it supposedly represents.
>> b) I have always supported the chapter previously in the several
>> discussions earlier, but this announcement put me really worried and hence
>> this mail. Anyways, my best wishes again for the new office bearers and the
>> chapter. Hoping the see more transparent and candid efforts from the chapter
>> in future.
>> On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 7:23 PM, BalaSundaraRaman
>>> Dear all,
>>> Following the registration of the Wikimedia Chapter, the first meeting of
>>> the Executive Committee (EC) was held on the 22nd January 2011 at 2 PM at
>>> 194, 2nd C Cross, Domlur 2nd Phase, Bangalore 560071.
>>> As mandated by the MoA, the office bearers were elected. The executive
>>> committee now constitutes of:
>>> - Arjuna Rao Chavala, *President*
>>> - Hari Prasad HS, *Secretary*
>>> - Anirudh Singh Bhati, *Treasurer*
>>> - Arun Ramarathnam, Member
>>> - BalaSundaraRaman Lakshmanan, Member
>>> - Gautam K John, Member
>>> - Srinivas Gunta, Member
>>> We would like to take the opportunity to thank the Centre for Internet
>>> and Society, Bangalore for allowing generous use of their office facility
>>> for the conduct of chapter meetings and helping with registration
>>> formalities with services of a Consultant.
>>> We take this opportunity to thank the following people: (in alphabetical
>>> order) Achal Prabhala, Barry Newstead, Bence Damokos, Bishakha Datta,
>>> Delphine Meynard, M Narasimha Rao, Ray Saintonge, Sunil Abraham, and Ting
>>> We thank the Wikimedia Community for their help and encouragement and
>>> patience with the registration process.
>>> For brief biographies and photos of the EC members, please see:Wikimedia
>>> India Chapter Executive Committee
>>> On behalf of Wikimedia Chapter
>>> BalaSundaraRaman Lakshmanan,
>>> Member, Wikimedia Chapter
>>> "That language is an instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium
>>> for the expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted."
>>> - George Boole, quoted in Iverson's Turing Award Lecture
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