I am probably talking out of the top of my head, but as a Pom now living
in Australia who vists the UK frequently and hopes to meet up with UK
wikimedians on one of these visits, I am concerned about all this.
I wonder why you want to be a "company limited by guarantee"? Is that
the only way. Would the Clapham Common Tiddlywinks Clus be a company
limited by guarantee? Or are there simpler processes. Wikimedia
Australia Inc is incorporated as an Association in one State (Victoria).
This is what clubs and associations do. It is much simpler than being a
company of any kind and it still protects the officers and committee
members from liability. Is there nothing similar in the UK?
Best wishes from the Oz chapter for a successful rebirth.
On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 23:07:36 +0100, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Dear Wikimedia community,
We are proud and honoured to announce that a plan is in the works to
found a new UK chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation. A lot of
discussion has already taken place on IRC and we are ready to begin
gathering support from the community. If you are interesting in being
part of a new UK chapter, in whatever capacity (from sitting on the
board, to cheering us on from the sidelines), please head over to
and let us know. Over
the next few days we will gather names and put some finishing touches
to the plans. An election will be held for the initial board, who will
then oversee the process of founding the company and accepting
application to membership. They will then organise an AGM to formally
elect a new board to take the chapter forward to begin fundraising and
supporting the Wikimedia community in the UK in whatever way we can.
This is an exciting time for the UK community and I hope you will all
support us in it.
Thomas "Tango" Dalton
Tom "Cfp" Holden
Wikimedia UK mailing list
Brian Salter-Duke b_duke(a)bigpond.net.au
[[User:Bduke]] mainly on en:Wikipedia.
Also on fr: Wikipedia, Meta-Wiki and Wikiversity and others.
Go Wikimedia Australia Inc, Go!