[Foundation-l] Join the chapters committee?

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Sun Nov 11 18:43:57 UTC 2007

Patricio Lorente wrote:
> 2007/11/11, Casey Brown 
>> On 11/11/07, josef huber wrote:
>>> Dear Chapters Committee,
>>> From the job description I can figure out the task would be "read boring
>>> bylaw documents", and "learn about different legal systems" ... which is a
>>> more educational thing than doing real work i guess.
>> From my experiences working wth the chapters committee, it's not
>> really educational work.  They review the prospective bylaws of a
>> local chapter and approve the chapter before it goes to the Foundatuon
>> for the final approval.  The ChapCom needs to read up on the
>> countries' loca laws and legal systems to make surw the bylaws work
>> and other items.
> I agree. I don't think it's an educational work but a political one.
> Wikimedia (in terms of organization) is becoming international, and
> the Chapters Comittee should guide and manage this process. Hard work
> to do, in fact. I can understand quite well the need of more people
> helping.
Political yes, but diplomatic too  One needs to make sure that the 
political is not just about getting your point across and being the winner.


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