Thanks for sharing. Wikimedia South Africa has been following this
quite closely and has already elected to sign the open letter.
On Sat, 4 Jul 2020 at 06:37, Pharos <pharosofalexandria(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Wanted to share this with African affiliates, from
(User:Fuzheado), especially since the brand survey ands and potentially
other steps begin on July 7 -
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From: Andrew Lih <andrew.lih(a)gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Jul 3, 2020 at 9:42 AM
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Open for signing on Meta - Community open letter on
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
There is currently a community open letter on renaming [[m:COLOR]] that
requests a pause to renaming activities being pursued by the Wikimedia
Foundation 2030 Brand Project. The open letter focuses on concerns about
the process and not about specific naming choices.
Individual editors and affiliates (via their designated representative) can
sign with their logged-in account to show support.
Coming up: There is currently a branding survey that runs until July 7
(link below). There is concern that the consultation process and options on
the survey do not adequately reflect community sentiment, given the effect
name changes for the foundation and movement would have. This was a major
motivation for the open letter.
Thanks go out to more than 70 participants from Wikimedia affiliates who
took part in our recent meetings to discuss the brand project issue. The
result was more than a dozen editors who help create the open letter.
With 50 major chapters and affiliates and 600+ individuals signing the
statement, we are seeing great interest in this issue.
Community Open Letter on Renaming (COLOR) on meta:
2030 Brand Project main page:
Brand survey for individuals:
(If there are options you would like to highlight outside of the three
provided, it is possible to write in your own options and views at the end
of the survey)
Brand survey for affiliates:
A link should have been sent to the affiliate liaisons or affiliate
contacts. If you have not received any correspondence, please contact Essie
Zar (ezar -at- wikimedia.org
) of WMF.
English Wikipedia Signpost article about the issue and a Q&A interview with
the document writers and collaborators:
African-Wikimedians mailing list
Douglas Ian Scott
South African mobile number: +27 (0)79 515 8727