I agree with Asaf and Samuel. :)

Tom

On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 2:56 PM, Samuel Klein <meta...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 1:49 PM, Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 11:37 PM, Limoke Oscar <oslim...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> I don't think it's a shame, and shouldn't be a pain: organizing a bid is a
>> lot of work, but is almost purely on-wiki, and can be done by one or two
>>
>> Anyhow, we should all be happy for our Tanzanian colleagues for having found
>> the initiative and energy to do this.  It's not a competition. :)
>
> Yes.  You might even try working with them to organize a shared
> regional event, if their bid for Wikimania itself doesn't work out.
> They clearly have a lot of energy for bringing people and speakers
> together around Wikimedia topics.
>
>> Like I said in my more formal letter, you must not look upon the expiration
>> of the provisional recognition as a blow or as a failure -- it was merely a
>> deadline expiring, for a formal process that doesn't actually matter as much
>> as it used to, because we now have these new affiliation models, which would
>> have been more suitable in the first place, had they existed at the time.
>
> Yes.  And once you have some projects underway, if they start to grow,
> you may always reapply to become a Chapter.
>
> SJ
>
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Everton Zanella Alvarenga (also Tom)
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useful than a life spent doing nothing."

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