On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 2:47 PM, Andrew Whitworth <wknight8111(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Two answers to this question:
1) WMNYC does prevent the creation of a separate WMUSA chapter. At the
moment the rule-of-thumb is that chapters cannot overlap. However, it
may be possible in the future if both groups agree to share space, but
we haven't had an issue like that and I can't imagine the benefit of
doing it that way.
Well, one benefit would be that it avoids strange definitions of
chapter boundaries. Suppose that we have a Los Angeles chapter and a
Monterey County chapter, and then people from San Jose, Sacramento and
a few smaller cities come together to make a chapter, would this then
be "Wikimedia California except Los Angeles City and Monterey County"?
Or should it perhaps also be restricted to not include San Francisco,
since perhaps there will be a city chapter there, and created the
"California-except" chapter would make such impossible?
André Engels, andreengels(a)gmail.com