thank you for such a prompt and extensive reply.
I suggested a (phone) call for a reason: it is, from my experience,
one of the most effective ways to discuss almost any topic one can
think of, and one that I have been using very often in the past (for
instance while preparing for Wiki Loves Monuments 2012).
Webex in particular has the added value of allowing multiple
simultanous connections, and it also has the feature of
voice-recording the whole call. It is a long tradition of this
Committee to document its meetings, so I am sure we won't be lacking
any documentation or notes if we decide on having a phone call some
time in the future.
Phone calls are also a much faster way of communication than wikis; as
you probably know from your own experience, on-wiki discussions tend
to take a long time, counted not even in weeks, but also in months.
It was my understanding that it was in Wikimedia Brasil's best
interest to become an officially approved and recognised Wikimedia
chapter as soon as possible, but I am of course happy to have the
discussion on-wiki if that is your wish, though as I said, it might
take many months to come to have it finished -- especially with
regards to this Committee, which as you have also probably noticed, is
not the fastest to respond (for whatever reasons), and has this
unfortunate feature of changing its members every year.
If you'd like to set up a proper discussion page on Meta, please feel
free to move my comment from your wiki over there; I would appreciate
just being informed where the discussion is supposed to take place.
As for the OTRS e-mail, please take your time in answering our
questions; for bookeeping purposes, I would appreciate it if you could
post your answers on the Meta talk page to-be.
I also thank you for inviting me to a private chat over Jabber (I am
unfortunately not using this IM anymore) and IRC; I am, however, not
able to represent AffCom in any private chats, and don't think this
would be of much use for AffCom's (and simultanously Wikimedia
However, if you'd like to receive some general information about
AffCom or the recognition process of a Wikimedia chapter in general,
please feel free to approach me on #wikimedia-chapters (I'm logged-in
Thank you for your time,
Tomasz W. Kozłowski