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Chapters Committee/Resolutions/Approval of Wikimedia España - November 2010

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Since April 2010, the Chapters committee has been actively working with a group of people looking at founding the Chapter Wikimedia España on the territory of Spain. The group has presented bylaws for comment and formal approval by the Chapters Committee on May 9th 2010. Intensive and productive discussion has ensued between the Chapters committee and the founding group, as well as within the group itself. On 30 October 2010, the final version of the bylaws for Wikimedia España, amended to reflect the concerns of the Chapters Committee, has been presented for final approval.

The founding group has shown, all along the discussions that led to the final set of bylaws, an extremely positive and productive attitude. They have met often and discussed the future of the chapter extensively [1] as well as planned its activities [2]. The people involved in the creation of this chapter have been vouched for by established chapter Wikimedia Argentina. The Chapters committee believes that Wikimedia España can be a very succesful chapter.

Chapters Committee Advice[edit]


Wikimedia España (Spain) requested to be approved as a chapter. The Bylaws have been reviewed by the Chapters Committee. The group of participants in the candidate chapter seems viable.

The chapters committee hereby advises the Board of Trustees to approve Wikimedia España upon founding and grant them interim permission to use the Wikimedia trademarks pending the signing of a Chapters Agreement.

Proposed Board Resolution[edit]

Per the recommendation of the Chapters Committee, which confirms that the structure and bylaws of Wikimedia España comply with the current requirements and guidelines for future chapters, it is hereby resolved that:

The Board of Trustees officially recognize Wikimedia España as a Wikimedia Chapter.

The Board of Trustees grant Wikimedia España interim permission to use the Wikimedia trademarks pending signature of the Chapters Agreement.

This recognition starts on the day Wikimedia España becomes an organisation recognized by the relevant official Spanish authorities.

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Resolution passed with 10 votes in favor, 0 votes against, 0 votes not cast on 19 November 2010.