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.

Agenda[edit]

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

Summary[edit]

Participants[edit]

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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.

Bylaws[edit]

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.

Conclusion[edit]

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.

Log[edit]

Participants' Sign-Up[edit]

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