To get back to topic and answer the original question, the basis for
CIS's eligibility is this WMF Board resolution:
https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:FDC_recognition_for_the_Centre_for_the_Internet_and_Society

Best regards,
Bence

On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 4:11 PM, Gerard Meijssen
<gerard.meijs...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hoi,
> As far as I am concerned when the chapter and CIS work together, they will
> achieve more and bicker less. The more prominent the bickering the stronger
> will be the urge to cut on funding and to be extra careful when giving
> additional funding.
>
> I am a long time Wikimedian, I have over 300.000 personal edits on Wikidata
> alone. My dream is to use Wikidata to generate text that can be read in any
> language. This is not rocket science but it needs the cooperation of people.
> People that could be you.
>
> For me CIS has been important because the support I got from them has given
> me the stick to get languages supported in Wikidata without any prior
> localisation. There are two languages I asked it for and one is from India.
> When I asked for the cooperation of the Tropenmuseum my motivation was that
> it would make pictures that are in Dutch museums available to people in
> Indonesia. It did. NB these two languages may be functional next week. When
> they are it will be REALLY easy to get a foot print in Wikidata and
> consequently in Reasonator. Reasonator may take some tweaking ...
>
> My affiliation is with free knowledge and my aim is to get more of it. CIS
> has been helpful in this in a practical way. I like to work with people from
> India and I do so regularly. I like to work with people who make things
> happen, they are the ones that are important to me.
> Thanks,
>       GerardM
>
>
> On 23 April 2014 15:43, Ravishankar <ravidre...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Gerard,
>>
>> I contribute to Tamil Wikimedia movement since 2005. I have made 25000+
>> edits in total. I serve as bureaucrat and sysop in most of the Tamil
>> Wikimedia projects.
>>
>> I am an ordinary member of WMIN. I have not been in any role with the
>> India chapter. I have hardly written one or two mails there.
>>
>> I have not applied for any jobs with CIS-A2K.
>>
>> You are open to interpret my affiliation and bias with this background
>> info :)
>>
>> Ravi
>>
>>
>>
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