Our resolutions/discussions will definitely be public. One of the questions Ann had for the list was the best place to post the minutes. And from the looks of it, wikimedia.or.ke is what guys are going for. Grace, Meta is also public so in terms of privacy, there's no difference between that and our website.
I'll linkup with Ann who'll publish the minutes on our site. The Google docs page Ann's talking about is more of a draft of what we'll publish, more or so the same with what was documented on the meeting's etherpad. Alex On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 12:05 PM, Branton Obwari <bruceobw...@gmail.com>wrote: > Hi members, > am also in support of the board posting minutes on the WMKE site ,the > issue of restricting access of whatever was discussed & voted is > kinda, for lack of a better word, retrogressive .The so called passive > members ought to be encouraged to participate in future projects not > locked out of the on goings ,To the board >>> i think you stand to > gain my confidence as a "voting member" more if you embrace > transparency & accountability , > > my thoughts! > > Branton > > On 4/19/12, Oliver Stegen <i...@oliverstegen.net> wrote: > > Thanks Manuel for your suggestions! > > Dear board members, > > I strongly support the idea to post the minutes to our WMKE website. If > you > > need a private space for board members only, by all means have that set > up > > on WMKE as well. As Manuel wrote, you don't want to give other orgs > access > > to WMKE insider information (esp. not as we have our own website > anyway!). > > Fwiw, na kazi njema! > > Oliver (aka BT) > > > >> -----Original Message----- > >> From: Manuel Schneider [mailto:manuel.schnei...@wikimedia.ch] > >> Sent: 19 April 2012 09:26 > >> To: The discussion list for the upcoming Wikimedia Kenya chapter. > >> Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] Board minutes > >> > >> Hi Ann, dear board, > >> > >> I wonder why you don't publish that information on the Wikimedia Kenya > >> wiki? > >> That's your website, it's a wiki (hence easy to update / publish) and > >> it's the central place where everybody looks at. > >> > >> If you need a private place - both WMAT and WMCH have and need that - > >> you can have a seperate board wiki there which we can interconnect with > >> the public wiki. That way you only need one useraccount for both and > >> only sign in once, you can also use the uploads from the public wiki in > >> the private wiki as well. The access is seperated by usergroups which > >> you can manage on your own. > >> > >> I definitely discourage to post official information on Google Docs for > >> various reasons. > >> It is a great tool to work short term on a specific content but once it > >> is ready it should be copied to an official place. > >> > >> * not everyone has a Google account and forcing people to get one is > >> contrary to transparency > >> * it is very hard to find the content. you need to post links somewhere > >> at a central site anyway, so you can directly post the content there and > >> avoid the other problems. > >> * Google Docs is free, however you never know for how long nor do you > >> have a guarantee the contents you posted there will be there tomorrow. > >> * I would not want to provide Google (or any other business) private > >> information about my organisation, just as a principle. > >> > >> Just build a structure for your content on your wiki - at WMAT for > >> instance we have made an "Archive" page which is used as a list (divided > >> by years) of subpage links where we have all information for our members > >> - reports, board resolutions, contracts: > >> * http://mitglieder.wikimedia.at/Archiv > >> > >> Of course there are many other good ways to deal with that, I just > >> wanted to give you an idea. > >> > >> If you need a board wiki please contact me. > >> > >> > >> /Manuel > >> > >> Am 18.04.2012 22:06, schrieb Ann Njeri: > >> > The board was of the opinion that we should be posting the board > minutes > >> > as well as other important discussions on a google doc which will be > >> > created so as to protect those who have access to the information. > This > >> > is also because there are many who have subscribed to the mailing list > >> > that are passive members. Alternatively, I can use the Meta to post > the > >> > board minutes as Abbas had suggested. Please comment on this so that > we > >> > can know the way forward. > >> -- > >> Regards > >> Manuel Schneider > >> > >> Wikimedia CH - Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens > >> Wikimedia CH - Association for the advancement of free knowledge > >> www.wikimedia.ch > >> > >> _______________________________________________ > >> WikimediaKE mailing list > >> WikimediaKE@lists.wikimedia.org > >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediake > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > WikimediaKE mailing list > > WikimediaKE@lists.wikimedia.org > > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediake > > > > _______________________________________________ > WikimediaKE mailing list > WikimediaKE@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediake >
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