I think having the next Indaba has proven to be an issue of concern, even
though I share in this same concern I advice that we be circumspect in our
decision or plans towards it.
I am strictly of the view that per issues following the last indaba held,
we host this event every other year as initially proposed by Wikimedia ZA
after the conference. I think this will afford us ample time to measure our
exploits or pull enough feedback before our next request for the
It will also allow us to align with recent restructuring of Wikimania that
proposes that Wikimania be held every other year starting 2017, meaning
communities or regional events in 2018 and 2020 in that order. I am not
saying we can't defile the status quo, but I think we can have a better
case after we have shown our exploits and what we are capable off, based on
our experience. It will also afford us time to measure impact and success
of the conference.
Following these prepositions I think it will be ideal to host Wikindaba
this year (2016) as part of the initial plan to host it every other year,
or wait till 2018 to perfectly align with the restructuring of Wikimania
and regional events (i stand to be corrected). Lastly I think it will be in
our own interest to have a body (committee) that confers with the entire
community and show responsibility for Wikindaba.
Here is a link to a proposal
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Future_of_Indaba> for a possible committee
I have been working on - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Future_of_Indaba.
Kindly add your voice and thoughts on what is possible.