*Wikimedia India Chapter Announcement*
The Board meeting conducted via telecon on 10th September night has decided
to present their intention to participate in this discussion and nominate
the following in their own personal capacity as well as representatives of
the Wikimedia India Chapter.
1. Jayata Nath, President (Kolkata)
2. Viswanathan Prabhakaran, Treasurer (Thrissur, Kerala)
3. Sowmyan Tirumurti, Executive Manager (Bangalore)
4. Kartik Nadar, Board Member (Mumbai)
5. Nikita Belavate, Board Member (Mumbai)
6. Dr. B. Ekbal, Board Member (Kottayam, Kerala)
7. Nikhil Kawle, Board Member ( Bangalore)
(It is expected that Radhakrishna Arvapally, Secretary, may not be able to
take part in this meeting as he continues to be on an official trip abroad
during these dates.)
The EC has further affirmed its preference to conduct the consultancy
meeting at *Bangalore*,considering various logistic and infrastructural
(For Execeutive Committee, Wikimedia India Chapter),
On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 8:42 AM, Asaf Bartov <abartov(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
We have confirmed the dates of the consultation:
*October 4th and 5th* (weekend).
If you haven't do so yet, please do give some thought to the *Delegates*
and *Venue* sections of the organization page:
I hope some community conversations about delegates are taking place. As
I said 5 days ago, we'd rather have communities nominate delegates, than to
have to select people ourselves.
For communities that do not come up with community nominations, we will be
selecting people on the basis of proxy measures such as levels of
engagement on wiki, on lists, and good standing (not banned etc.), but this
may well not be the optimal delegates from the community's standpoint.
On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 10:33 PM, Asaf Bartov <abartov(a)wikimedia.org>
> Hello again, everyone.
> (I would appreciate forwarding/translation, again)
> I hope discussions are underway about nominating delegates for this
> meeting, as we will need to begin arranging logistics in a couple of weeks.
> In the meantime, one of you anonymously offered comments on the talk
> page, and I have now addressed them, here:
> I'm particularly calling out to your attention that the meeting is *not*
> expected to *set* the future of work in India, or to bind communities
> into accepting whatever is agreed upon at the meeting. On the contrary, it
> is a *joint visioning* and strategizing meeting, whose final output,
> ideally, would be a roadmap, a set of proposals, and a shared understanding
> of different possible roles of organizations and informal structures in
> India, all of which would be *offered* back, on-wiki, to the communities
> to discuss and develop further, or not.
> Some communities may embrace some of the ideas, others may object or just
> choose not to adopt them for now, and others still may struggle to even
> have that kind of conversation. All of these outcomes are valid, and we
> are decidedly not looking for (another) one-size-fits-all strategy for all
> of India.
> Please do visit the page and help us decide the venue and begin building
> the participant list. We would much rather have communities nominate, as
> well as individuals self-nominate, to participate, than having to select
> whom to invite ourselves (though of course we would do that to ensure
> minimal representation, if we need to).
> On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 8:50 PM, Asaf Bartov <abartov(a)wikimedia.org>
>> Dear fellow Wikimedians,
>> (this is important and a rare opportunity -- please do take a few
>> moments to read.)
>> I would like to draw your attention to a major piece of news:
>> The Wikimedia Foundation is convening a community consultation on the
>> future of Wikimedia work in India, to be held in October in Bangalore, with
>> significant representation from across India, the different projects, and
>> the different language communities.
>> Please see the following page on Meta for details, context, and to begin
>> discussion the delegates you would like to see participating. All costs
>> will be borne by the Foundation.
>> Let's try and keep discussion on the talk page of that page on Meta, so
>> everyone can follow, even people not on this list.
>> Also, your help in forward this widely, translating as necessary, etc.,
>> would be MUCH appreciated. Again, this is an important opportunity, and we
>> need to ensure we get every community's attention.
>> I look forward to this conversation very much!