Errm Theo,
Do remember that the India TRUST is DIFFERENT form the Chapter. It is from
the WMF side and has absolutely NO relation with the Chapter.

On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 4:32 PM, Theo10011 <de10...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 4:14 PM, CherianTinu Abraham <tinucher...@gmail.com
> > wrote:
>
>> If it matters, if you have read the MoA or the Chapters agreement of the
>> Wikimedia India Chapter or most of the chapters, the Foundation and
>> Chapters are independent organizations. Wikimedia Foundation is NOT a
>> parent organization of the Wikimedia India Chapter.
>>
>
> I have. I have also participated in Movement roles discussions, and
> several others with staff and the board members, to decide what position
> chapters and WMF occupy.
>
> Since you gave your opinion, here' s mine - No organization that has to
> apply for an annual grant to the same granting organizations, request its
> permission for trademark use, can be considered independent. This is again
> a matter of law, not opinion. You can look at it differently, use different
> terminology.
>
> And please don't tell me about organizational independence. I
> am running for the board of WMF on the argument of chapter independence and
> decentralization. Out of the thousand emails and postings I have written on
> this subject, some of which you have read yourself, telling me about
> organizational independence feels a bit condescending.
>
> While on that subject, can I ask what is the legal status of the Wikimedia
> India program trust?
>
>
>>
>> IMHO, It would be only a conflict of interest if I am both a paid
>> employee of the chapter and also a board member of the chapter as well.
>>
>
> Well, I was talking about the matter of law, not opinion. Some countries
> make that distinction, some don't.
>
>
>>
>> The bigger problem is we have lots of work to do, very very little hands
>> and too many arm chair advisers. Period.
>
>
> No one is stopping you.
>
>
> Regards
> Theo
>
>
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