Do we need lawyers or legal services to check on the draft? I am guessing that Jeff has been doing that. Or do I miss some information?

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 11:08 PM, Jeffery Nichols <> wrote:
After all that discussion, what is it that we have to do before we submit this to the WMF?  If we want bylaws that are acceptable to get charitable status in Canada, we have to fill in the red parts in the example bylaws, and then check the final draft against the minimum requirements of the new law (hopefully against an English version rather than a legalese version) and against the WMF's requirements (which I think is done).  Is there anything else?  If not, I'll try to get some of that done next week, but I'd appreciate some more eyes and keyboards.  It might be a good idea to set a final deadline, that can sometimes push people, though my schedule is already close to the breaking point.

The only other thing I can think of is a discussion on how we allow in our bylaws for potential cooperation and member-list-sharing with a future local branch (Wikimedia Quebec has been in the works for a while).

By the way, did you know that the federal government has internal wikis running Mediawiki?  The years I spent doing templates and categorization on Wikipedia has earned me a fancy government co-op job!  :D

-Jeffery Nichols (Arctic.gnome)
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