[Wikimedia-l] Affiliations Committee 2012 Annual Report

Federico Leva (Nemo) nemowiki at gmail.com
Sat May 11 13:05:36 UTC 2013

phoebe ayers, 01/05/2013 21:54:
> Dear Bence and all,
> This is a very good report! It is very clear, just the right length and
> gives a good picture of all of the activity of the committee -- both
> accomplishments and frustrations. AffComm did a lot in 2012! Thank you very
> much for all of your and the committee's work on behalf of Wikimedia.


I'm very concerned about this issue, which comes up in many points: 
«[...] failure to come up with a naming guideline to be applied to new 
affiliates that has caused significant delays and uncertainty in 
processing applications [...] unclear situation has caused a number of 
delays in the full roll-out of the new models and finding solutions that 
are faster and less resource intensive on the legal team [...] any name 
that incorporated a Wikimedia trademark would need to be pre-approved by 
the WMF Legal Department [...] until finalised, easier to apply 
guidelines are adopted that can be used independently by the volunteers 
behind proposed affiliates and the Affiliations Committee, the act of 
naming proposed affiliates will be a difficult and lengthy process.»

As usual, process, role and responsibilities as clear as mud.


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