WMF Chapter Roles and responsibilities
The Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) and the Chapters (Affiliates) have a shared and complementary matrix of rights, obligations, and mutual responsibilities.
Both are dedicated to empowering and engaging people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to structure and disseminate it effectively and globally. Within their area of responsibility, they collaborate with user communities, other organisations, partners, the community, and individuals to fulfil their mission.
Freedom ends where the right of the other begins
Freedom is bound by rights, obligations, and responsibilities.
WMF and the Chapters are legally independent, though they are bound by a mutual contract and are serving congruent objectives within and amongst their organisation(s):
- The Foundation is legally bound by the Californian and USA legislation.
- The Chapter is legally bound by Regional, Belgian Federal, and European legislation.
- The Chapter agreements are bound by the Californian legislation.
The Foundation and the Chapters have a mutual responsibility towards the movement and the volunteers.
The below is an attempt to document this Roles and Responsibilities matrix, in order for (board) members, and others, to understand how the Wikimedia organisation as a whole (needs to) behave(s), also with respect to the Wikimedia movement, and its volunteers.
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- Chapter agreements
- m:Affiliations Committee/Resolutions/Wikimedia Belgium - June 2014
- m:Chapter agreements
- m:Wikimedia chapters
- Reports/Affiliate Chairpersons meeting 2018
- m:Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2018-20/Working Groups/Roles & Responsibilities/Interviews Insights Summary