[Foundation-l] Board resolutions (chapters)

Florence Devouard Anthere9 at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 21 07:05:49 UTC 2009

I apology. I'll use the proper terminology in the future.

The confusion mostly came from the fact I had absolutely not understood 
that chapters at the national level, or chapter at any other level would 
have exactly the same rights and roles than the currently existing chapters.
I did not mean to belittle the recently created chapter.
Please also note that I never questionned the necessity for USA to need 
or not need something, but originally thought these chapters would not 
have the same rights and as such wanted to be able to identify them by 
those rights.
As long as it is actually the same, I have no further comments or questions.


Dan Rosenthal wrote:
> Florence and Gerard,
> Could you perhaps not insist on using the non-existent term "sub-chapters"?
> If we're going to rehash the ages old discussion on US chapters and "what
> does a chapter do" and "Why does the US need this" and other such dead
> horses, it'd be nice if we all used the proper terminology. Thanks.
> -Dan
> On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 12:45 PM, Cary Bass <cary at wikimedia.org> wrote:
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>> Florence Devouard wrote:
>>> Michael Snow wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>> ...
>> http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Approval_of_Wikimedia_New_York_City
>>> So... the resolution stating that "The Board of Trustees officially
>>> recognizes Wikimedia NYC as a Sub-National Chapter " should
>>> actually be read as "The Board of Trustees officially recognizes
>>> Wikimedia NYC as a Chapter "
>>> ?
>>> Jeeee....
>> I fail to see the distinction. A sub-national chapter and a national
>> chapter are both still full chapters; as opposed to something which
>> would be considered a sub-chapter--which would be completely
>> different. I don't see how the Board has to rephrase anything.
>> Cary
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