On Monday 14 February 2011 09:23 AM, Bala Jeyaraman wrote:
As the situation has worsened to the levels that EC is now been
accused of being here for swindling money ("auctioning off
membership") and selective moderation in the mailing list (unfairly in
both counts IMO), please be blunt and do clear the air without
niceties. The basic questions raised about EC are the following:
Actioning off membership is a satiric or exaggerated reply to the mail
which has an entirely non-related subject (bank account) from original
1) Why was the election held without informing others of the agenda
(the EC answered that it was a required step to formalise the
organisation per registration rules, )
2) Why was the delay in communication about the 22 Jan meeting (the EC
answered that as a formal org now, they cannot issue communiques
without first having the paperwork in place)
More than that, why no mentioning about Jan 22 meeting and about new
names in the thread which discussing chapter's transparency (Jan last
week). I believe chapter do not need to wait until finishing paperwork
for sharing information with community.
3) Why were the leadership designations changed among
the EC members.
(This hasnt been answered as far as i know)
4) Why was Praveen's mail moderated ( clearly answered; because it got
caught in the spam filters due to an embedded HTML)
I am pretty much satisfied with 1, 2 and 4. But 3 hasnt been answered
and people are now accusing you of being a "sekret cabal". I am a new
member to the list and as someone uninvolved, my humble suggestions to
clear the air are:
1) Answer no 3 and any other questions people have been asking
2) Bluntly define the chapter's role - not the MoA/constitution etc
(people are under the impression that the chapter can get involved in
deletion discussions in commons)
I think Bala misread that mail. Somebody asked me to share any Idea
which chapter can run, I said many images originated from India deleted
in commons because there is no proper source or license for many images.
And if we've proper agreement with any museum or art gallery (most of
them are under central or state govts) like Tropenmuseum project, that
will be useful. Once chapter initiate such process, I am sure interested
people will join and take hold.
3) Get some non EC moderators to the mailing list
immediately to avoid
any appearance of conflict of interest.