[Foundation-l] Board resolutions (chapters)

Jussi-Ville Heiskanen cimonavaro at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 07:24:57 UTC 2009

Jussi-Ville Heiskanen wrote:
> Jimmy Wales wrote:
>> Austin Hair wrote:
>>> Every chapter has unique
>>> considerations specific to its social and political circumstances—be
>>> it Taiwan, Serbia, Hong Kong, or New York City—but, as far as we're
>>> concerned, there's no such thing as a second-class chapter.
>> Speaking only for myself as one board member among many, I agree with 
>> Austin completely.  There can be "subnational chapters" - meaning that 
>> the chapter is concentrated on a region smaller than a nation-state, but 
>> they are not 'sub-chapters'.
>> The New York City metropolitan area:
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_metropolitan_area
>> has 18.8 million people.
>> This is slightly larger than the Netherlands:
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands
>> at 16.4 million.
>> The world is not necessarily carved up geopolitically in a manner that 
>> would make it at all make sense to declare one nation/one chapter.
Wow!, just wow. Would you be okay with one country that was
very tiny having two chapters?

>> It's a subtle matter with many factors that have to be thoughtfully 
>> balanced.
>> --Jimbo

This has to be correct, but I really wonder... can they be.


Jussi-Ville Heiskanen

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