Lodewijk, 12/01/2014 21:39:
I'm sorry, I totally am not understanding your
arguments, why this
discussion couldn't be held in a general way. Sure, for organizing
Wikimania in this city it seems to be important, but I think it is
important for /any/ city. The page doesn't include any arguments that I
can understand which state why it would be /different/ if held in Italy.
Or rather, why it should be.
Actually, it's explained in the section "Needs". Each piece can only
work in coordination with all the other pieces, we want to raise the
standard so we're planning each part according to the needs of the
others. It's possible that other bids don't wish to accomodate those needs.
You do propose already two members of this committee in your plan. [...]
Membership is surely the least important thing :) and is not set in
stone, but: it's 1 + deputy to avoid bottlenecks; it's what
recommends, "one should be from the chapter hosting Wikimania". Our idea
is to anticipate all those things that usually are discussed and decided
"at the last minute", presenting a coherent plan from the beginning. The
handbook says we need to offer a member of the committee? We already
offer a name.
In any case, I feel held back to engage in this discussion if that could
be perceived as support for a particular bid - as I have not studied the
bid itself. I think it would be better for the outcome of the discussion
to hold it outside of that context. But of course you're totally free to
hold any discussion you like, anywhere you like.
And you're free to feel it that way. :)
However I don't think this part of Wikimania should be discussed
differently from the others; for instance I left a comment on visa (or
something), which would apply to any bid, on the talk page of a specific
bid which triggered that thought to me. Surely it doesn't mean that
endorse that bid, does it?