[Wikimediaindia-l] Communication from the Executive Committee regarding first meeting

Srikanth Lakshmanan srik.lak at gmail.com
Sun Feb 6 18:56:42 UTC 2011

Hearty congratulations to the newly elected office bearers.

The MoA Article[1] VII (7) & (12) would answer some of your questions
related to election of office bearers and to me it seems perfectly within
the frame of things. I think the general members get to vote only after the
current term ends for this team.(Correct me if am wrong).

Well, I do share some of the concerns raised by Tinu on transparency. It is
even more ironical how come such a major change was never
communicated, especially a thread was running on the mailing on the very
same subject of *Chapter* from Jan 30 and no one bothered to update. I feel
the role of chapter has probably not reached well among the community
[questions around edit counts becoming criteria reflect that] and in such a
situation the chapter should communicate more often and more
clearly,openly.However these sort of issues would only further widen the gap
between chapter and community in the negative direction.

While i continue to appreciate the efforts of the folks behind chapter for
spending their valuable time, I would request the EC to add "communicating
to the community in a regular and timely fashion " to the code of
conduct[Article VII (8)] so that members do spend some time in communicating
with the community.

[1] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_India/MoA-ChapComVer


On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 19:23, BalaSundaraRaman <sundarbecse at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Dear all,
> Following the registration of the Wikimedia Chapter, the first meeting of
> the Executive Committee (EC) was held on the 22nd January 2011 at 2 PM at
> 194, 2nd C Cross, Domlur 2nd Phase, Bangalore 560071.
> As mandated by the MoA, the office bearers were elected. The executive
> committee now constitutes of:
>    - Arjuna Rao Chavala, *President*
>    - Hari Prasad HS, *Secretary*
>    - Anirudh Singh Bhati, *Treasurer*
>    - Arun Ramarathnam, Member
>    - BalaSundaraRaman Lakshmanan, Member
>    - Gautam K John, Member
>    - Srinivas Gunta, Member
> We would like to take the opportunity to thank the Centre for Internet and
> Society, Bangalore for allowing generous use of their office facility for
> the conduct of chapter meetings and helping with registration formalities
> with services of a Consultant.
> We take this opportunity to thank the following people: (in alphabetical
> order) Achal Prabhala, Barry Newstead, Bence Damokos, Bishakha Datta,
> Delphine Meynard, M Narasimha Rao, Ray Saintonge, Sunil Abraham, and Ting
> Chen.
> We thank the Wikimedia Community for their help and encouragement and
> patience with the registration process.
> For brief biographies and photos of the EC members, please see:Wikimedia
> India Chapter Executive Committee Members<http://wikimedia.in/wiki/Wikimedia_India_Chapter_Executive_Committee_Members>
> On behalf of Wikimedia Chapter
> BalaSundaraRaman Lakshmanan,
> Member, Wikimedia Chapter
> "That language is an instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium
> for the expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted."
> - George Boole, quoted in Iverson's Turing Award Lecture
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