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> From: lgelauff@gmail.com
> Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2010 18:34:50 +0100
> To: wikimedia-ca@lists.wikimedia.org
> Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-Canada] Steering Committee
> Hi Andrew,
> I tried to send an email to this mailing list some time ago, but it
> never got approved by the list moderator apparently. I will attempt to
> resend it once more (although some information there will probably be
> obsolete now)
> As I read from your email, you submitted already to the government?
> Somehow I must have missed something here. I realize that there have
> been some miscommunications in the past between Canadian wikimedians
> and the chapters committee, but the regular way to start up a chapter
> is by first going through chapcom and thén go through the government
> process. The chapters committee does not want to make your life hard,
> but would like to give input on bylaws and structures (we think we
> might have some experience in chapters that might come in use), and
> would like to give that input before you apply for incorporation to
> make it easier to process some possible changes.
> I have to admit that I am somewhat surprised by your move for
> incorporation, the chapters committee was not aware of that until I
> read the archives of this list (although we knew there was an interest
> in setting up a chapter). I hope that communications can be improved
> from here on, and that we can follow regular processes.
> Thanks and best regards,
> Lodewijk
> 2010/12/3 James Heilman <jmh649@gmail.com>:
> > WRT being part of the "steering committee" it was set up only for getting
> > this organization through the incorporation process. The documents has been
> > submitted. Only if it fails will more input be needed. If does pass the
> > bureaucratic hurtles and people disagree with any of the bylaw we can than
> > discuss amendments. Some of the previous email contain personal information.
> > While I am open to sharing this others may be less so.
> >
> > WRT where we go next everyone has an equal opportunity to provide input. As
> > we are not formally an organization at this point there is no official
> > membership and no one to give official approval to carry something out. This
> > also means that any funding needed will be personally provided. Once we have
> > a bank account and a formal link with Wikimedia opportunities for funding
> > may appear. We will eventually need a site which will accept donations. I
> > think Alan Walker has expressed interest in creating something like this. It
> > is my hope that it will eventually go live at an address such as
> > .ca.wikimedia.org Wiki UK has a good design that we could emulate here
> > http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page and
> > http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_UK
> >
> > If anyone has projects they wish to pursue please feel free to begin
> > discussion either here or on the meta site. The meta site of course could
> > use further development. Someone able to maintain translation into French
> > would be nice. Once incorporation has taken place I have a friend who has
> > agreed to help with this.
> >
> > Projects I have been working on getting up and running include: 1) A
> > Wikimedia club at UBC. Another faculty member and Wikipedian
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jbmurray has expressed interest in this.
> > 2) Pushing for release of material by the Canadian government into the
> > creative common. A bunch of other great suggestions are listed here
> > http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Canada/Potential_Projects
> > --
> > James Heilman
> > MD, CCFP-EM, B.Sc.
> >
> >
> >
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