Wikimedia Canada/Meetings/2008-02-13

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Organization Meeting of Wikimedia Canada
Third Formal Formation Meeting

Date: February 13, 2008 (Wednesday)
Time: 20:00 EST (1:00 UTC)
Venue: #wikimedia-ca
Who should attend: The Steering Committee and anyone interested in helping form Wikimedia Canada.


  • Steering Committee - Agreeing on membership (Members-at-Large)
  • Bylaws
  • Page organization
  • Logo




Discussion unmoderated.

  • Cary mentioned that the new derivatives of the old Wikimedia Canada logo (including maple leafs, etc.) would not be permitted per Wikimedia Foundation guidelines.


Discussion moderated with Steering Committee members voiced.

  • The Steering Committee Legal Coordinator, Gerald, provides an update on the bylaws.
  • The Chapters Committee representative, Andrew W, will soon review the proposed bylaws in depth.
  • Gerald will be getting a lawyer to look through the bylaws next week.
  • Gerald estimates that the bylaws will be "legal-ready" in the next couple weeks.

Steering Committee membership[edit]

Discussion moderated with Steering Committee members voiced.

  • Discussion about Members-at-Large is continued from past meetings.
  • Approximately three members are intended to be added. Five people expressed interest at the January 30th meeting, one of which dropped out of the race.
  • The only person that previously expressed interested that was present was Ayelie.

Discussion unmoderated.

  • Ayelie says that she could help out with organizing and managing the wiki pages about Wikimedia Canada as well as helping with graphic design.
  • Ayelie was appointed as a member of the Steering Committee as Webmaster.
  • It was decided that it would be best not to appoint people to the Steering Committee who are not present.
  • Cary contacts Jesse and Shanel and requests that they come to the meeting.
  • Jesse and Shanel arrive.
  • Jesse and Shanel decide not to join the committee, but to help out in an auxiliary capacity.
  • Discussion followed on what the Steering Committee will be doing.

Logo - Part 2[edit]

Discussion unmoderated.

  • It is mentioned again that we cannot use WMF logo derivatives.
  • The possibility of using a different logo is discussed. It would probably not be permitted, unless we used it as a second informal logo.
  • The use of a second logo is discussed.
  • Different views are expressed regarding representation from the Wikimedia Foundation.

Discussion moderated with Steering Committee members voiced.

  • Alan requested that the channel became moderated to filter out non-Steering Committee discussion.
  • Cary gets voiced to express an opinion regarding Foundation representation.
  • Casey joins in the conversation.


Discussion unmoderated.

  • Page organization discussion is moved to the next meeting.
  • Steering Committee members are asked to submit contact information to Secretary, Mitchell.
  • The next meeting is scheduled for February 20, 2008.


Participants' Sign-Up[edit]


Possibly attending[edit]

Unable to attend, but interested[edit]

Previous meeting:
February 6, 2008
WMC Third Formal Formation Meeting
February 13, 2008
Next meeting:
February 20, 2008