[Wikimedia-l] Provisional Wikimedia Kenya no longer a chapter
bdamokos at gmail.com
Fri Mar 1 23:36:30 UTC 2013
They have not yet incorporated and haven't signed a chapters agreement.
They are not being encouraged to incorporate without being certain that
they want to and are able to take on the responsibilities of running an
organization (with the requirements to file government reports; have annual
Incorporation is not needed for recognition as a user group, although it is
a possibility. It is a less formal way of association than that which is
required for a chapter, but if a user group is stable and big enough
conversion into a chapter is a possibility.
On Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 12:27 AM, Michael Peel <michael.peel at wikimedia.org.uk
> 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
> >> 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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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