In India, it is extremely difficult to hairline separate who has done which
event. - Chapter, Community and WMF India Programs.
Let us take the case of the Trichy event, the request came to a community
member Rsrikanth to the chapter. Nitika was actively involved along with me
and Naveen. The chapter signed the MoU and supplied some goodies. Nitika
was actively involved in coaching Sohan, a chapter member and Rsrikanth.
One must not also forget that both Hisham & Nitika are also chapter
Another event in Chennai (Jaya eng college) , where Subha led, his travel
expenses was reimbursed by the Chapter, Subha is a Chapter SIG Chair .. The
event is supported by Hisham & Nitika too. Subha is also an India Programs
I actively organize Bangalore Meetups and support several others .. Should
I be worrying whether I am doing as a chapter member, board member or a
As with Assam meetup recently, coordinated by Shiju, some of the expenses
were met from a personal grant from the Foundation to me & Shiju.
There was a recent Malayalam Wiki Academy in Bangalore organised by
Malayalam Community. Some of them are also Chapter members. People like me
and Naveen actively helped the event ..Are we doing as chapter board member
or community member? We don't really know.. But we are just genuinely
helping the movement, with worrying about what capacity we are doing it.
The various academies that we do, some of the requests comes directly to
the chapter, community or India programs, but each supporting each other in
Now Noopur is a GLAM Champion, Chapter member and Delhi SIG Chair and also
part of Chapter Communications Team. She now also heads the Communication &
PR for the India Programs.
As I explained, it is difficult to separate the contributions of different
entities or individuals for the Wikimedia movement in India.
IMHO, we should be only concerned about the outcomes of the event and not
who gets the credit.
On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 12:12 PM, <wheredevelsd...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Im a bit confused. IIRC, for the Trichy event, the Chapter signed an MoU,
> which means it was a chapter outreach session which India Programs may have
> supported (correct me if I am wrong).
> Hisham, can you please divide outreach activities into two - those
> conducted by India Programs and those conducted by Community/Chapter but
> supported by India Programs, giving details on how you supported them?
> Likewise, if the chapter supports an India Programs initiative, it must
> mention in its report that it was a supportive role and not a chapter event.
> As things stand, both the Chapter and India Programs will put in a report
> stating they conducted x events, which will overlap with one and other,
> thus not giving a clear picture of who conducted how many events.
> From: his...@wikimedia.org
> Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2012 12:06:10 +0530
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] India Program: Community Monthly Report: Feb
> I'm starting a monthly update on India Program activities. The report for
> February is posted
> I hope you find it useful. Please do add comments on the discussion
> or on this mail trail, or offlist to me.
> Many thanks.
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