Thanks for this well-needed clarification, Gautum. As I understood, it was the Mumbai and Pune community that came up with the idea for this event, they reached out to different members of the community, and had our support.
I would like to know the purpose of this framework? does this imply that chapter approval/support would be needed for any future events? Salmaan On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 2:57 PM, Gautam John <gau...@prathambooks.org> wrote: > Hey All: > > We realise that the WikiConference Framework has caused some confusion and > we wanted to clarify this. > > The Chapter EC would like to indicate intent of the following: > > - The Chapter indicates its intent to take the responsibility of > working with various stakeholders to have this event run year on year > - We would like to help build with the community a repeatable and > sustainable set of methods that would help organize an national annual > Wikimedian event. > - The focus is to evolve a framework that would allow City, Chapter and > other community stakeholders to participate in organising the annual event > in manner that the experiences, learning and best practices can be carried > forward across years. > > The following clarifications are also in order: > > 1. The framework is a draft and is open for further refinement with > various stakeholder inputs. The framework will always be an ideal goal. > Even > if the proposal doesn't match it, the idea is for the Chapter to help > bridge > that gap. > 2. We do believe that as a general practice it is good haver many > cities bidding to run this event on annual basis and that a choice is made > based on the merits of the bid. > 3. The enthusiasm and passion shown by the Mumbai and Pune Wikipedians > in taking the lead get an event of this nature for the first time is > laudable. We also owe a debt of gratitude to the Bombay and Pune > communities > for bringing the discussion and planning thus far for the event. > 4. What we intended to communicate is that we know Mumbai has an event > being planned and even if it doesn't match whatever framework we all come > up > with, it doesn't really matter, because all of us, Community and Chapter, > will work together to bridge the gap such that the event works. > 5. It's awesome that Mumbai and Pune communities are ready to go with > the event. It doesn't appear at this stage that there any other volunteers > or bids in the making. We all want an event of this nature to happen. That > said, we are also trying to put some process and structure around it for > future events. > > > Thank you very much. > > For Wikimedia Chapter, India. > > Best, > > Gautam > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > >
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