Caros sócios da Wikimedia Portugal e outros interessados,
Como poderão depreender da mensagem abaixo e após algumas mensagens
anteriores enviadas para esta lista, o Comité de Afiliações que aconselha a
Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) sobre o reconhecimento e existência de afiliados
do Movimento Wikimedia, como é desde 2009 a Wikimedia Portugal (WMPT),
decidiu suspender alguns benefícios que a WMPT tinha nos programas da WMF
até regularizarmos os pontos enumerados.
Estamos a trabalhar para resolver todos os pontos, em particular,
actualizando os dados nas Finanças e na Caixa Geral de Depósitos, pelo que
devemos cumprir o ponto 3 brevemente.
Em relação ao segundo ponto, gostaríamos de continuar a ter o vosso apoio
para continuarmos a actuar como organização reconhecida dentro do Movimento
Wikimedia. Criei por isso uma página na nossa wiki (
que pedíamos que assinassem para podermos demonstrar que ainda temos o
apoio de pelo menos 20 Wikimedistas. Devem ter uma conta registada, e serem
sócios da Wikimedia Portugal.
Relembro que de acordo com mensagem anterior
deverão ter os seus dados actualizados, particularmente com a morada,
devendo para isso preencher o formulário em:
https://goo.gl/forms/rpZkTe1DpwX4EgFv1, caso ainda não o tenham feito.
Caso não sejam ainda sócios e desejam sê-lo, poderão inscrever-se
usando o mesmo formulário.
Desde já agradeço o vosso continuado apoio!
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> *De: *Maor Malul <maor_x(a)zoho.com>
> *Enviado: *15 de julho de 2018 03:40
> *Para: *Gonçalo Themudo <gethemudo(a)gmail.com>; Joao Miguel Vasconcelos
> <mvasconcellosx(a)gmail.com>; Waldir Pimenta <waldir.pimenta(a)gmail.com>
> *Cc: *Wikimedia Portugal <lista(a)wikimedia.pt>; Affiliations Committee list
> *Assunto: *Suspension of Wikimedia Portugal
> *July 15, 2018*
> To the members of Wikimedia Portugal,
> This is to notify you and Wikimedia Portugal that the Wikimedia Foundation
> is officially suspending some of Wikimedia Portugal’s benefits in Wikimedia
> Foundation programs. We have concerns with the Wikimedia Portugal's
> non-compliance with the Chapter Agreement dated February 1, 2011 and
> continued failure to fully remediate issues and community concerns despite
> multiple prior notices.
> While Wikimedia Portugal is suspended, it 1) will not be eligible for new
> grants, 2) will not be eligible to participate in the Wikimedia Conference,
> and 3) will not be eligible as fiscal sponsor for community member
> To be in compliance with the Chapter Agreement, Wikimedia Portugal must
> address the following issues:
> 1. The Chapter has not supplied a written Financial Report in English
> at least once a year to the Foundation, within four months of each chapter
> year end (Chapter Agreement, Section 8.1). The Chapter has one outstanding
> Financial Report covering activities from January 2017 through December
> 2017, which should have been published by April 2018.
> 2. We have concerns that the Chapter engaged in activity that might
> negatively impact the work or image of the Wikimedia Foundation and the
> Wikimedia movement (Chapter Agreement, Section 6.2). There have been public
> reports of the Chapter's conflict happening publicly, risking a negative
> impact on other Wikimedians' work and reputation. Additionally, the
> Chapter's issues with properly calling a general assembly and selecting
> members of its board have undermined the legitimacy of the Chapter's work
> and ongoing activity and interfered with its ability to carry out its
> obligations under the chapter agreement.
> 3. The Chapter did not advise the Foundation of change in the bylaws
> or status of the Chapter (Chapter Agreement, Section 7.2).
> The Wikimedia Foundation also has also received reports on the following
> - We have been told that the Chapter has organized General Assembly
> meetings that do not comply with the relevant portions of the Chapter's
> bylaws and applicable local laws. Wikimedia organizations are expected to
> fulfill all of their legal and organizational governance requirements.
> These reports do not give us confidence that the organization is
> effectively stewarding the trust and reputation of the Wikimedia movement.
> In particular, we have received concerning reports about the following
> - *IX General Assembly* (held on December 14, 2017): We have been
> told that the call for the Chapter's assembly did not follow the guidelines
> of the Chapter's bylaws and the relevant portions of the Portuguese Civil
> Code. We have been told that the call was not sent to most of the members
> of the chapter; those who received the notice did so on the very day of the
> General Assembly and did not receive the required 7-days advance notice.
> Additionally, we have been told that the Board of the Chapter has not
> presented a plan of activities, ineligible people were allowed to vote at
> the meeting, and the minutes from the meeting were not properly recorded on
> the Chapter's website, available at:
> - *X General Assembly *(held on April 15, 2018): We have been told
> that the call for the assembly was sent to the members of the chapter via
> e-mail and not by post mail, as specified by the relevant portions of the
> Portuguese Civil Code.
> - We have been told that the Assembly was held over IRC, which did
> not meet the relevant portion of the Portuguese Civil Code.
> - We have received reports that members of the Board of Wikimedia
> Portugal have sent each other legal threats, via e-mail and posted mail.
> Threatening legal action is not consistent with Wikimedia values of
> openness and collegiality. If there are disputes among members of the
> Board, we ask that they be resolved civilly and without invoking any
> behavior that would not reflect positively on the Wikimedia movement.
> - There has been a lack of regular chapter programmatic activity. This
> lack of activity points to a lack of capacity to support the organization
> to achieve its goals and meet the basic compliance commitments that the
> organization has made to the Wikimedia movement.
> For the reasons above, Wikimedia Portugal’s chapter benefits have been
> At this time, for Wikimedia Portugal to comply with the Chapter Agreement,
> the chapter must undertake the following steps:
> 1. *Submit an Action Plan. *By August 15, 2018 the Chapter must submit
> an updated Action Plan to the Affiliations Committee and Wikimedia
> Foundation, including a timeline with dates for calling a new meeting
> and elections to ensure the Chapter has a valid Board by September 15,
> 2018. We ask that the chapter provide an explanation of how the Board was
> selected in a manner that meets the organization's bylaws, relevant local
> laws and regulations, and the Wikimedia Organizational Best Practices,
> available at:
> *2. **Submit a plan for active contributor involvement and
> improved chapter capacity. *By October 15, 2018 the chapter must submit a
> plan, via email or posted online, demonstrating how the chapter meets the
> two specific chapter requirements listed below. If your chapter does not
> currently meet the requirements below, you may alternatively provide a plan
> and timeline for how you will correct these issues by October 15, 2018.
> - *Active Contributor Involvement.* Chapters are expected to involve
> at least 20 active Wikimedia contributors (individuals with at least 300
> contributions to a Wikimedia project under a registered account that has
> existed for at least 6 months and is in good community standing). We would
> like to see at least 20 active Wikimedians who are chapter members sign an
> on-wiki page to indicate their support of the chapter.
> - *Capacity*. Chapters are expected to demonstrate capacity to meet
> future responsibilities and expectations (such as organizing programs and
> activities; recruiting volunteers and obtaining funding; maintaining
> compliance with legal obligations, chapter and grant agreements, and
> movement best practices; and so on). In your plan, we would like to see an
> an outline of how the chapter will support programmatic activities and
> reporting to avoid future compliance issues. The chapter's reports should
> meet the requirements in your Chapter Agreement as well as other applicable
> local regulations.
> *3. **Complete and submit the required overdue chapter
> financial reporting. *By September 15, 2018 the chapter must post the
> required financial reports to its *meta reports page
> - 2017 Financial report (to reflect all accounts and funds for the
> fiscal year January - December 2017)
> If Wikimedia Portugal fails to address these issues by the dates
> described above, in accordance with terms of the Chapter Agreement, we
> will send a notice of revocation by October 30, 2018. for the Chapter
> Agreement and Wikimedia Portugal will cease to be a recognized Wikimedia
> chapter after termination of the Chapter Agreement on February 1, 2019.
> However, if Wikimedia Portugal fully and completely resolves the issues
> and requirements listed above and is otherwise in compliance with the
> Chapter Agreement and board resolution on organizational best practices
> the suspension will be lifted.
> We hope that you are able to complete the necessary actions to resolve
> these issues identified in this letter so that Wikimedia Portugal may be
> returned to good standing and continue as a recognized chapter. However, if
> you do not believe your organization is able, or willing, to meet these
> commitments, please consider the alternative option to reorganize your
> group as a less formal Wikimedia user group instead.
> Please reach out to your Affiliations Committee lead, Maor Malul via
> affcom(a)lists.wikimedia.org, or your Affiliations Committee Liaison, Jaime
> Anstee (janstee(a)wikimedia.org), if you have any questions, or if you
> would like to set a call time to communicate further about these issues or
> On behalf of the Affiliations Committee,
> Maor Malul
> *"Jülüjain wane mmakat ein kapülain tü alijunakalirua jee wayuukanairua
> junain ekerolaa alümüin supüshuwayale etijaanaka. Ayatashi waya junain."*
> Maor Malul
> Socio, A.C. Wikimedia Venezuela | RIF J-40129321-2 | www.wikimedia.org.ve
> Member, Wikimedia Israel | www.wikimedia.org.il
> Member, Wikimedia Foundation Affiliations Committee
> Phone: +972-52-4869915
> Twitter: @maor_x
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