[Osmf-talk] Local Chapter application: Italy

Edoardo Yossef Marascalchi e.marascalchi at gmail.com
Thu Nov 19 11:41:57 UTC 2015

Some bsckgrounds:
The italian osm community is discussing the matter since 7 years at least
(i were still leaving in italy) and haven't happened before just because
osmf slowness.
WMI has matured in the last 2 years and it's now receiving a lot if
donations in the form of taxes returns by italian paxpayers that can decide
to whom devolve 5/1000 of their taxes
WMI is doing a lot of efforts to support and promote open
culture/data/access and osm.
Since 3 years osm italian community and wmi had formally joined their
On 19 Nov 2015 12:06, "Martin Koppenhoefer" <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2015-11-18 20:17 GMT+01:00 Luigi Toscano <luigi.toscano at tiscali.it>:
>> Now while this affects mostly the parent
>> > organizations, it's also visible in Wikimedia Italy, which appears to
>> > have a budget surpassing that of the OSMF, and spend a significant
>> > amount on employees.
>> I think you are mixing Wikimedia and Wikimedia Italy, which is linked but
>> independent (also to address the point of centralization).
> At least for the budget of Wikimedia Italia, it seems to be true. Have a
> look at the latest avaliable figures, 2013:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Italia
> http://wiki.wikimedia.it/wiki/Bilancio_consuntivo_2013/en
> Not sure if 78.218,85 EUR in 2013 for employees and consultants is
> significant, but surely it is compared to OSMF. Have a look here for 2013:
> https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Finances/Balance_Sheet_2013
> (2014 OSMF is not comparable because it comprises 16 months).
> Cheers,
> Martin
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