Hi Theo, I will reply your questions in detail later.
I just want to make sure that anybody engaging in this discussion has
and understands what a
MediaWiki Group is. The motivations, process, etc is also explained
there. If there is something there you don't understand or you think
it's wrong let's discuss.
About the proposals, check
Yes, those of us being MediaWiki community members with full time
dedication (aka WMF employees) are currently pushing many of the first
proposals. It makes sense: we can dedicate more time and we are anyway
leading other MediaWiki activities that would benefit from such groups.
Then again MediaWiki Group Ahmedabad is NOT one of these cases. Harsh is
a pure MediaWiki volunteer.
example of a proposal pushed entirely by volunteers with no connection
to the WMF. In their case Wikimedia Mexico explicitly supports the
creation of the group.
Technical Contributor Coordinator @ Wikimedia Foundation