[Foundation-l] Board resolutions (chapters)

Michael Snow wikipedia at verizon.net
Tue Jan 20 07:11:54 UTC 2009

Florence Devouard wrote:
> For example, on meta, Wikimedia NYC is listed as chapters, not 
> subchapters. http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_New_York_City. And 
> the name does not clarify the difference either (it could have been 
> mandatory that names used be of the type Wikimedia + Country + blabla).
It is a chapter. The division indicated by the "sub" in sub-national 
chapters is in the nation, not necessarily in the chapter. There is no 
chapter for Wikimedia NYC to be a subchapter of. People are welcome to 
use Wikimedia US-NYC (or NYC-US, it doesn't matter to me) where the 
designation of sub-national chapter is important, though.
> I know some guidelines circulated internally, but I do believe it should 
> not only be internal. I went to the resolution authorizing its 
> recognition as a sub-chapter 
> (http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Approval_of_Wikimedia_New_York_City) 
> and I found reference to "Wikimedia Foundation: A Framework for 
> Encouraging the Development of Sub-National Chapters", but no idea where 
> to find this document.
I believe I shared the FAQ on this list earlier, but I've taken a copy 
and put it on Meta at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Sub-national_chapters

--Michael Snow

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