On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 6:23 PM Krishna Chaitanya Velaga <[hidden email]>
> This message was originally Telugu Wikimedia mailing list on the branding
> community consultation discussion, by Manoj Kulkarni. I am looping in the
> Indian mailing list, where this discussion was originally going on.
> On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 5:49 PM manoj kulkarni <
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> > Hi,
> > I have some concerns regarding this whole process which, I think, need to
> > be addressed as soon as possible.
> > As far as I have understood, Samir is coming to India to get feedback
> > the Indian affiliates and communities about the re-branding proposal and
> > report it back to WMF. Re-branding is a very debatable proposal which
> > definitely affect, in a controversial and unclear way, the future of
> > all emerging communities, affiliates and sister projects.
> > So, my questions are,
> > 1) Why was information about Samir's trip to India, not declared to the
> > communities well ahead of time so that the communities and affiliates
> > express their voices and concerns directly with preparation?
> > 2) Who decided that visiting only Punjabi, Hindi and Bangalore
> > is sufficient enough to provide the feedback of all Indian communities?
> > were not other communities and affiliates included in the process? What
> > criteria these three communities met so that they can represent the
> > from all over the country and why not other communities consulted about
> > this?
> > Why is Samir staying in Patiala, Delhi and Bangalore for extra days for
> > local sightseeing and not utilizing the days to communicate with other
> > communities and who planned for this kind of schedule?
> > How will it be ensured to provide ample opportunity for community
> > to express their opinions? Online session is not a good option as many
> > don't have the necessary infrastructure to do so.
> > There is a feeling in the community that re-branding is already a made
> > decision by the WMF and this kind of non-transparency further endorses
> > theory.
> > Hoping to get positive responses.
> > Regards,
> > Manoj Kulkarni
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