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:
, 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>om>; Joao Miguel Vasconcelos
<mvasconcellosx(a)gmail.com>om>; Waldir Pimenta <waldir.pimenta(a)gmail.com>
*Cc: *Wikimedia Portugal <lista(a)wikimedia.pt>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,
*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
*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,
*"Jülüjain wane mmakat ein kapülain tü alijunakalirua jee wayuukanairua
junain ekerolaa alümüin supüshuwayale etijaanaka. Ayatashi waya junain."*
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