[Wikimedia-l] Provisional Wikimedia Kenya no longer a chapter

Michael Peel michael.peel at wikimedia.org.uk
Fri Mar 1 23:27:06 UTC 2013

On 1 Mar 2013, at 23:22, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mar 1, 2013 11:07 PM, "Michael Peel" <michael.peel at wikimedia.org.uk>
> wrote:
>> Hi Asaf,
>> I note that the WMF's recognition decision here was recorded at
> http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Recognition_of_Wikimedia_Kenya
>> Please could you confirm that WM Kenya didn't sign the chapter's
> agreement before 6 Feb 2013?
>> I'm rather surprised to hear that they're being encouraged to incorporate
> and affiliate as a user group rather than as a chapter - please could you
> explain the rationale here?
> Have you read the email to the Kenyan list? I think it explains the
> situation quite well.
> They haven't incorporated, which was a condition of the provisional chapter
> status. It sounds like the wmf thinks the kind of things they want to do
> are better suited to a user group than a chapter. I don't know enough about
> the Kenyan group to know if that is true, but other models of affiliation
> were created precisely because chapters are the right solution for every
> situation.

Yes, I had read the email to the Kenyan list. My questions took that email into account.


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