[Wikimedia Brasil] Capítulo local que não é uma entidade legal?

Everton Zanella Alvarenga everton137 em gmail.com
Segunda Junho 15 19:51:56 UTC 2009

Sem tempo para elaborar em detalhes todos os pontos levantados abaixo
(parecido com um que o Alexandre Abdo enviou aqui para a lista, no que
diz respeito a criar um capítulo que não é uma entidade legal), estou
encaminhando qual foi a decisão do pessoal da Wikimedia sobre uma
apresentação na Argentina.

Se não abriram espaço para discutirmos isso lá, minha impressão é: ou
criamos uma entidade legal ou não vamos ter capítulo brasileiro.

Na minha opinião, a avaliação dos trabalhos e de quem recebe bolsa ser
feita de uma forma um tanto sigilosa demais. Não acho errado enviar
esse email para a lista, apesar de ter recebido privadamente. Acho que
pode servir como bom ponto de partida para os rumos de um capítulo

O que acham?

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Wikimania Program <wikimania-program em wikimedia.org>
Date: 2009/6/13
Subject: Wikimania 2009: Editorial decision
To: Everton Zanella Alvarenga <everton137 em gmail.com>
Cc: wikimania-program em wikimedia.org

Everton Zanella Alvarenga:

We regret to inform you that your submission "A local chapter that is not a
legal entity"  to Wikimania 2009 has been declined. The conference has
received strong and broad interests, with more than 170 submission.
Unfortunately, this means we are unable to accommodate all submissions.

The comments at the bottom of this message were filled by the reviewers of
your submission.

Thank you for your interest in Wikimania 2009.

Wikimania 2009 Program Committee
wikimania-program em wikimedia.org
Reviewer A:

Reviewer B:

Reviewer C:
There are several points/questions which, in my opinion, should be

1. In certain countries the incorporation as a non-profit organization (or
any kind of incorporation) is a good (and legitimate) way to avoid personal
legal threats. The incorporation creates an artificial entity which bears
the responsibility for legal problems, rather than having each and every
member of the group bear the responsibility individually. Why is Brazil be
different in this sense?

2. Brazil is a federated country. Does the incorporation statutes and terms
differ from one state to another? Is it better, for example, to be
incorporated in RJ than in SP? Furthermore, has there been any suggestion to
form sub-national chapters in Brazil?

3. The problem of misusing the NGO/NPO system is known from other countries
too. Nevertheless, certain NGOs/NPOs are known to be trusted. Has the
situation in Brazil deteriorated to the extent that the very title "NGO"
harms the group's reputation?

4. You say you had some connection with governmental bodies. Didn't they
expect you to be officially incorporated before cooperating with them?

5. Last but not least - please elaborate about the relations between the
pt-wp and Mutirões/WikiBrasil. Are most pt-Wikipedians come from Brazil or
is there an equal number of non-Brazilian Lusophones? Are pt-Wikipedians
come from specific places in Brazil or from all across the country? Are all
initiators of WikiBrasil pt-Wikipedians, or are there non-Wikipedians with
experience in like-minded organiziations as well?


Reviewer D:
This is a tricky presentation... afaik, Wikimedia Brasil is not a chapter
anymore because the new bylaws (about it not being legally registered) have
not been approved and probably will not be.  I'm not sure that a
presentation with this focus would be a good idea.  However, this
presentation *could* be changed to describe how a group of people in Brasil
are performing outreach projects *like* a chapter under the name WikiBrasil.
 I don't think it would be a good idea to open up the "A local chapter that
is not a legal entity" can of worms.


Reviewer E:
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