[Wikimedia-l] Approval of Wikimedians of Nepal user group

Deryck Chan deryckchan at wikimedia.hk
Thu May 30 17:12:46 UTC 2013

Congratulations Ganesh and the Nepal team! Are there plans to move on and
transition to an incorporated Wikimedia chapter?

On 30 May 2013 17:32, Bence Damokos <bdamokos at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear all,
> I am happy to inform you that the Affiliations Committee has approved the
> recognition of a Wikimedia User Group today:  Wikimedians of Nepal.
> Please join me in welcoming this new group into the fold of Wikimedia
> entities, and let's celebrate their success and hard work as Wikipedia
> turns eleven in Nepal!
> == Wikimedians of Nepal ==
> Wikimedians of Nepal <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Nepal> is a
> group of enthusiastic Nepali Wikimedians working towards developing and
> promoting Wikimedia projects in Nepal. They've been actively working to
> help expand the community, launch projects in more languages of Nepal and
> promote and support the existing ones.
> The group is working towards chapterhood, and have a good chance of
> attaining that status this year. Granting them user group recognition
> allows the movement to express its appreciation for their hard work even
> while they are working on the bureaucratic aspects of meeting the
> requirements of chapterhood. The timing is fortuitous  in that the group is
> going to mark the 11th anniversary of Wikipedia in a Nepali language on 3
> June, next Monday.
> Ganesh, the group's interim president has been invited to this year's Milan
> conference, where he gave a comprehensive overview of the group's history,
> its projects (including a successful 'wikiwomen" programme) and its
> ambitions. The slides are at:
> http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/WMNepal_WMC_2013.pdf
> The Affiliations Committee's
> recognition<
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Wikimedians_of_Nepal_-_May_2013
> >is
> valid until 28 May 2014, or until they are recognized as a chapter.
> == 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 and
> provide them recognition from the Wikimedia movement.
> 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
> information).
> Under the movement roles
> recommendations<
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_affiliation_models/User_Groups>
> , 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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