Ziko van Dijk wrote:
By the way, this word "chapter" is
unfamiliar for me, a German.
I did not hear it before I became a Wikimedian. What does this
English word mean?
It's the same word as the German "Kapitel" as used by the (Roman
Catholic) church (Domkapitel, Stiftskapitel). It represents a
regional subdivision of a large organization (or a portion of a
book). The word "chapter" is used in many international
organizations such as IEEE, ISOC and (I think) the Red Cross.
Many of these have chapters for each country in Europe and for
each corner of the United States. That is precisely the model the
Wikimedia Foundation has now adopted.
Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapter
Lars Aronsson (lars(a)aronsson.se)
Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se