The Wikimedia Foundation has started a consultation about strategic
There is a survey with one question and several possibilities for each of
the main themes: Reach, Community, Knowledge. It is a good chance to
influence the WMF strategy with your individual voice. I really mean it!
Taking the survey took me about 15 minutes and I found the exercise
This survey is being promoted across all Wikimedia projects. I'm forwarding
the announcement to this list in order to help assuring that our technical
communities are well represented. Please take the survey, and feel free
forwarding this message to whoever might be interested as well.
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From: Lila Tretikov <lila(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 2:37 AM
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Launch of Community Consultation on strategic
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
We are excited to have you participate in an important Community Engagement
regarding our strategic approaches. This is a major step to help us
prioritize the work of the Foundation beginning in July 2016 and running
for the next 12 to 24 months thereafter into a strategic plan.
Throughout 2015 the Foundation has been exploring how to prioritize its
work to best support the movement's goals, set forth, but not yet reached,
in the 2010-15 strategic plan.
The strategic approaches presented here are based on our vision, strategy
consultations in 2010 <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/2010-2015>
research on external impacts, and input from staff and a few small
community think groups on key challenges and potential solutions.
Timeline: These are our target dates for this process.
January 11: Put up pages for translation (done)
January 18: Launch of community consultation on key questions
February 15: Close of consultation
By February 26: Release synthesis of consultation
By March 4: Publish first draft strategy for comment
We appreciate your time and efforts to help guide the Foundation in its
work to support the movement.
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Engineering Community Manager @ Wikimedia Foundation