[Wikimedia-l] Proposed Wikimedia Medicine Thematic Organisation

John Vandenberg jayvdb at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 01:06:23 UTC 2012

On Oct 15, 2012 3:36 AM, "Federico Leva (Nemo)" <nemowiki at gmail.com> wrote:
> James Heilman, 14/10/2012 22:18:
>> Thematic organizations have the same amount of authority over content on
>> Wikipedia as chapters. To spell this out clearly that means NONE. One
>> not put these sorts of details in a NGOs by laws [...]
> Actually, chapters do and very clearly, as a general rule.

Aye. This is done to ensure the chapter cant legally exert influence over
content or the community, but also to help shield the chapter from lawsuits
about content.

A medicine org needs to be very clear about this, as lawsuits for incorrect
medical information will be very expensive.

John Vandenberg

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