[Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Esperanto kaj Libera Scio as user group

Bence Damokos bdamokos at gmail.com
Fri Apr 5 10:38:02 UTC 2013

Hi all,

I am happy to inform you that the Affiliations Committee has recognized a
new Wikimedia User Group yesterday:  Esperanto kaj Libera
and free knowledge).

Please give them a warm welcome.

Some background information follows:

== Esperanto kaj Libera Scio ==

Esperanto kaj Libera
Scio<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Esperanto_kaj_Libera_Scio> is
a group of Wikimedians who speak Esperanto. Their focus is to unite
Esperanto speaking persons who  edit Wikipedia and other Wikimedia
projects, or want to support Free Knowledge in other ways.

Its activities include among others participating at Esperanto language
events promoting Wikimedia projects, organizing Wikimedia workshops, trying
to recruit new volunteers and technical cooperation on creating a
translation gadget for the Esperanto Wikipedia.

The Affiliations Committee's recognition is valid until 30 April 2014.

== Wikimedia User Groups ==

Wikimedia User Groups are one of the three new types of affiliations
created last year to empower volunteers wanting to conduct offline work.

User group status is meant to be an easy form of affiliation, where the
main requirements are an agreed goal, plans for offline work, at least
three people participating and a public wiki page with all the relevant
User groups are by default non-incorporated, although they may choose to
incorporate (this is not the case with this  group).
One of the requirements of the status, and especially of its renewal is to
publish a short report of activities at least once a year.

Under the movement roles
, user groups are to be recognized in a quick and easy process directly by
the Affiliations Committee, for a fixed, renewable time-period and they are
to enjoy limited trademark use and simplified access to grants.

Best regards,
Bence Damokos
Chair, Affiliatons Committee

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