Hello all,

It's coming close to the time for annual appointments of community members to serve on the Code of Conduct committee (CoCC). The Code of Conduct Committee is a team of five trusted individuals (plus five auxiliary members) with diverse affiliations responsible for general enforcement of the Code of conduct for Wikimedia technical spaces. Committee members are in charge of processing complaints, discussing with the parties affected, agreeing on resolutions, and following up on their enforcement. For more on their duties and roles, see https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Code_of_Conduct/Committee.

This is a call for community members interested in volunteering for appointment to this committee. Volunteers serving in this role should be experienced Wikimedians or have had experience serving in a similar position before.

The current committee is doing the selection and will research and discuss candidates. Six weeks before the beginning of the next Committee term, meaning 07 May 2022, they will publish their candidate slate (a list of candidates) on-wiki. The community can provide feedback on these candidates, via private email to the group choosing the next Committee. The feedback period will be two weeks. The current Committee will then either finalize the slate, or update the candidate slate in response to concerns raised. If the candidate slate changes, there will be another two week feedback period covering the newly proposed members. After the selections are finalized, there will be a training period, after which the new Committee is appointed. The current Committee continues to serve until the feedback, selection, and training process is complete.

If you are interested in serving on this committee or like to nominate a candidate, please write an email to techconductcandidates AT wikimedia.org with details of your experience on the projects, your thoughts on the code of conduct and the committee and what you hope to bring to the role and whether you have a preference in being auxiliary or main member of the committee. The committee consists of five main members plus five auxiliary members and they will serve for a year; all applications are appreciated and will be carefully considered. The deadline for applications is the end of day on 30 April 2022.

Please feel free to pass this invitation along to any users who you think may be qualified and interested.


Martin Urbanec, on behalf of the Code of Conduct Committee