[Wikimedia-l] WikiVoyage Association as a thematic organization
Dimitar Parvanov Dimitrov
dimitar.parvanov.dimitrov at gmail.com
Sun Mar 10 18:52:20 UTC 2013
Hmmm, chapters have membership fees and they are affiliated and receive
movement money. I don't see why thematic organisations should be treated
2013/3/10 rupert THURNER <rupert.thurner at gmail.com>
> not sure where to put this on the talk page, but i'd really like, if
> they want to become affiliated and want to receive movement money,
> that they drop their 25/12 eur membership fee per year which blocks
> most people now to become member.
> On Sun, Mar 10, 2013 at 7:18 PM, Bence Damokos <bdamokos at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Dear all,
> > I wanted to update you on behalf of the Affiliations Committee that we
> > now considering the application of a proposed thematic organisation to
> > support WikiVoyage, the WikiVoyage Association, the erstwhile stewards of
> > the project.
> > You can see the proposal at:
> > http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikivoyage_Association
> > We would like to invite you to participate in the discussions, express
> > interest to join the organisation and inform your home communities about
> > this proposal. In particular, we would like to encourage people from
> > the world to apply for membership to represent the diversity of the
> > Wikivoyagers.
> > We will be monitoring the talk page at
> > http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikivoyage_Association to see if
> > is any new information that might influence the recognition process.
> > If you have any related information you would like to share with the
> > committee privately, please write to <affcom at lists.wikimedia.org>.
> > ----
> > A bit of background:
> > Wikimedia thematic organisations are a new type of movement organisation,
> > that are similar to chapters in supporting the Wikimedia mission through
> > their activities in the real world, but instead of focusing on a given
> > country, they focus on a given topic or theme.
> > For more information please see:
> > http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Thematic_Organizations.
> > Usually we send out announcements of new thematic organisation
> > roughly in the middle of the recognition process to allow the wider
> > community to express any concerns they might have and to be able to join
> > the organisation when it is founded. This is done in the hope that it
> > help new organisations reach critical mass earlier and that the wider
> > community is informed about emerging entities in the movement.
> > Next steps in the process include the review of the organization's
> > and the finalization of the standard thematic organization agreement,
> > before AffCom will be able to make a recommendation to the Board of
> > Trustees to recognize the thematic organization.
> > Best regards,
> > Bence
> > (Chair, Affiliations Committee)
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