On 30 January 2011 07:57, CherianTinu Abraham <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Changed the subject line again.. ( Subject deviation again :) )
May I ask , what is not really clear about the chapter ? Wikimedia India
chapter is registered now as a legal entity in India  in Jan 2010 ; there
is an Executive committee with 7 members , the office bearers are  Arun
Ramarathnam, President ; BalaSundaraRaman Lakshmanan, Secretary ; Arjuna
Rao Chavala, Treasurer etc
May be it is time for the chapter to open up the membership to the
or even making the agenda & meeting minutes of the Wikimedia India chapter
EC available to all like the Wikimedia Foundation Board  ( so that these
confusions to "common Wikimedians" can be avoided) ?
If there are still any misunderstandings/unclear things, the EC members must
be happy to answer them.
I'm all excited to see the Wikimedia India chapter getting more active and
the chapter & community working closely in the coming days.
N.B. I am not speaking on behalf of the chapter , neither am I a EC
member/ordinary member. My understandings are based on various threads on
the mailing lists.
I believe I've sent a couple of mails on this matter. And on a quick
search I found my last query is not answered :(
BTW don't interpret my queries as I am a candidate for membership. I
do not and will not want any kind of membership there, I've my
limitations. But I want it open, I want clear communication, I want
answers, I want a clear view of Its procedures and actions. And I am
certain that we need more "ground based" members, who can
effectively communicate common users and holding wiki ideology.
I expect encouragements from a "chapter" and "its members". But I
found no encouragements but teasing from that side in the parent
thread. I'm sorry If I hurt anyone; But I really have to ask my
doubts, I am an Indian Wikimedian :)
On Sunday 30 January 2011 09:26 AM, Gautam John wrote:
we still trying to find our feet here. Suggestions are welcome,
In that case what was the urgency to such a premature creation?
I believe I am clear above. May I know how you are connected
wikimedia communities? I don't understand that how a man reluctant
to edit wikies (UL)
is so passionate to lead other users from WMIN.
As for membership, as soon as we have our bank account which should
happen in four weeks or so.