Florence Devouard wrote:
For example, on meta, Wikimedia NYC is listed as
the name does not clarify the difference either (it could have been
mandatory that names used be of the type Wikimedia + Country + blabla).
It is a chapter. The division indicated by the "sub" in sub-national
chapters is in the nation, not necessarily in the chapter. There is no
chapter for Wikimedia NYC to be a subchapter of. People are welcome to
use Wikimedia US-NYC (or NYC-US, it doesn't matter to me) where the
designation of sub-national chapter is important, though.
I know some guidelines circulated internally, but I do
believe it should
not only be internal. I went to the resolution authorizing its
recognition as a sub-chapter
and I found reference to "Wikimedia Foundation: A Framework for
Encouraging the Development of Sub-National Chapters", but no idea where
to find this document.
I believe I shared the FAQ on this list earlier, but
I've taken a copy
and put it on Meta at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Sub-national_chapters