[Foundation-l] Board resolutions (chapters)

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 14:23:51 UTC 2009

These "emotional" arguments are not practical. In my opinion there is a need
for a USA chapter because there are things that the Office should not handle
and that should be handled by an USA chapter. The NYC is likely to be as
active as any other chapter. My issue is not with their activities, I
welcome them. My issue is that certain things need to be addressed on a
National level and this is NOT what the NYC is best placed to do, they are
largely handled by the office at the moment and this is imho not good.

2009/1/21 Lars Aronsson <lars at aronsson.se>

> Ziko van Dijk wrote:
> > Emotional: Having a NYC chapter next to the French, German etc.
> > makes France, Germany etc. look the equals to New York.
> And in some ways they are.  If that makes you feel bad, that's
> your problem. Did you feel better when there was no chapter at all
> in the United States?  Apparently, no nation-wide chapter was
> forming.  Were you going to set one up?
> Having Wikimedia Deutschland (Germany) and France next to
> Wikimedia Sverige (Sweden) and Norge (Norway) make these countries
> look equal.  How do you feel about that?
> The greater New York City urban area has a population (18 million)
> twice as big as Sweden's (9 million) and almost four times that of
> Norway (4.8 million).
> The distance from New York City to Chicago, where the next
> sub-national chapter might be, is 1000 km, or roughly that from
> Paris to Warsaw.
> --
>  Lars Aronsson (lars at aronsson.se)
>  Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se
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