On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 12:51 AM, Sam Klein <sjklein(a)hcs.harvard.edu> wrote:
On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 12:07 PM, John Mark Vandenberg <jayvdb(a)gmail.com>
IIRC, there were several affiliates that were previously running a
store, and naturally supporting the most relevant languages of their
community. They were effectively shutdown, and localisation lost due
to centralisation to the WMF.
Is this true? Please record any actual examples on:
I dont have any actual examples, only possibly faulty memories of
events that mostly affected other affiliates.
As I recall, and apologies in advance for my memories fading or being
faulty, the French, Italian and German chapters were running what
could be considered a store before the WMF's "Chapters Agreement"
and/or "Fundraising Agreements" of 2009/2010 were required to be
signed by chapters , and the language of those agreements removed the
possibility of merchandise.
Again as I recall, many chapters tried to negotiate amendments to that
prohibition, and I vaguely recall the French chapter being successful,
and I vaguely recall the Italian chapter being unsuccessful.
I see the French chapter's shop is still open.
I do not see a shop for Italia or Deutschland, but locals may be able
to find what I can not.
Any details regarding the old chapters stores, especially German and
Italian, would be most welcomed to augment and possibly correct my
Sj, 99% of this happened during your time on the board, so it would be
great if you can help provide some clarity with whatever memories you