On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 5:52 PM, Erik Moeller <erik(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
2009/1/20 Ting Chen <wing.philopp(a)gmx.de>de>:
Not quite. One criteria is that the chapters
should have well defined
geographical areas and they should not overlap. So an Amsterdam chapter
beside a Dutch chapter is not possible.
It was my understanding from the sub-national chapters document that
such chapters might be permitted to form anyway:
(Question: "Aren't we setting up sub-national chapters to compete for
funding with nation-based chapters?")
What I'm taking your statement to mean is that when a subnational
chapter is formed where a national chapter could be later formed, the
overlap and potential harmful consequences of such overlap would have
to be carefully considered before national chapter is approved. Would
that be a fair characterization? Or are you meaning 'is not possible'
truly in the sense of 'will never happen'?
Earlier in this thread, Ting clearly stated that recognition of a
sub-national chapter meant a national chapter could not later be formed.
Andrew Whitworth indicated the same. Is that not the definitive answer to
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