As agreed, the WMF is also sending their non-core program to the
FDC approval, you can see their proposal here:
But I'm asking myself, that's all what we consider as non-core? I didn't
really done a deep research in the WMF budget (as every item in the WMF
budget is like the whole big chapter budget and there are no breakdown),
but for example what jumped in my mind immediate: Merchandise store
(311,000$=Wikimedia Magyarország + Wikimedia Israel + Wikimedia Argentina
annual budget) - what make it core? or research (324,000$) and others
(again, can't go deeply with that as the items in the budget are general..).
wikilems is an abbreviation to ( wikiprolems ) , which is a Global , multilingual , updated , platform to share , update and solve problems . you can write in it about the proplems around you and publish it to the world , others wheatehrs they are indviuduals , NGOs or Corporations will heve access to your propblem and try to solve it .
I want from you to study and critisize the Idea , I have already listed it in board.
Founder and Coordinator of Wikilems
We have seen it coming for a while, but now it is official: Wiki Loves
Monuments has been officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the
Worlds Largest Photography Competition! With 168,208 submissions we
squashed the previous record by roughly 50%. For 2012 we will likely squash
our own record, but it will need some time to become official.
Please find the blog post on the Wiki Loves Monuments blog here:
Thank you all for making this possible! It was a great journey and I am
very glad that all your work gets some extra touch this way!
As most of you know by now, the first round of the Funds Dissemination
Committee is now underway! We’ve had many entities submit proposals, and
now it’s time for the hard work of evaluating these proposals and making
recommendations on a funds allocation to begin. The FDC and FDC staff are
both in the process of doing just this. The staff, in particular, will be
completing the Staff Proposal Assessment forms over the next few weeks, and
the FDC will be meeting at the end of the month (October 28-31) to discuss
and deliberate on these proposals. The deadline for the FDC recommendations
to the Board is November 15.
We hope that you will all be involved with this process as well between now
and October 22nd (over the next two weeks). *The proposals are open for
community commentary, and we ask you to read and review the proposals and
provide questions, comments, and other feedback on the respective proposal
talk pages*. While the deadline was October 1, we found that with this
being the first ever time we were doing this process, we had requests for
an extension of the deadline (WMFR) as well as partially completed
proposals (WMAT and WMAU, as well as WMIT and WMPH). We asked all these
entities to either withdraw or explain the delays on the Discussion page of
their proposal hubs. We are being flexible about the deadline for this
first time, as it is a learning process for all of us. We believe that
*deadlines do matter* and want to be respectful and appreciative of all the
entities that did close their eligibility gaps and submit their proposals
on time: congratulations to you all!
For now, WMIT and WMPH have withdrawn their proposals, and we have 12
completed proposals . While the community review process is meant to be
two weeks as per the Framework , we have extended this period in order
to make sure this process is as vibrant and effective as possible. We
understand that proposals in English are always going to be a constraint
for non-English speaking community members, and that is a movement-wide
issue that the FDC cannot solve immediately; we do ask for your patience
and generosity on this front. Please reach out to others who might help you
with this, and start reviewing soon so that the entities can see and
respond to your comments right away. Your feedback will be a critical part
of the proposal review process, and we hope that you will be active
reviewers of the proposals.
Also, if there are any questions or comments on the FDC or the proposal
process itself, please provide them here .
Anasuya, on behalf of the FDC team
Director of Global Learning and Grantmaking
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Okay I guess it would be nice but not necessary to have a new logo
for launch. It is fairly clear at this point what name the new project will
be going with. Thus I see no reason why we cannot begin looking at logos
in the unlikely case that Wikimedia Deutschland's report pages are not
on your personal Meta-Wiki watchlist, you might have missed our September
issue. Well, here's an email taxi to pick you up and take you to an
overview of what we've been working on in the past few weeks. Please find
the full report here:
The September issue includes an invitation to join the discussion of WMDE's
annual plan 2013 draft version. There's an English translation on Meta and
you're most welcome to share your thoughts on the draft's talk page!
More from this month's report: Our Nicole Ebber recently introduced WMDE's
new International Affairs Unit in September. She posted her introductory
notes on the annual plan talk pages, as well, so check them out for
detailed information on her upcoming work[2, again].
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Obentrautstraße 72 | 10963 Berlin
Tel. (030) 219 158 260
Stellen Sie sich eine Welt vor, in der jeder Mensch freien Zugang zu der
Gesamtheit des Wissens der Menschheit hat. Helfen Sie uns dabei!
*Helfen Sie mit, dass WIKIPEDIA von der UNESCO als erstes digitales
Weltkulturerbe anerkannt wird. Unterzeichnen Sie die Online-Petition:*
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.V.
Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter
der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für
Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/681/51985.
Yesterday was the last day to submit proposals to the FDC for round 1 (and
it strange that we didn't saw any reminder email about it..). I think it's
a great opportunity to see (and give opinion about) the chapters &
foundation (core) programs and budget plans for 2013 (although it seem like
not everyone finished filling out the forms):
Could someone look into how readers and editors could be given an option to use the “OpenDyslexic” font? This would seem to be a good fit with WMF’s mission of making knowledge be globally accessible. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19734341.
What is the current status of the WCA? The last update I can find is an
email from Ziko to this list on 24 August (a month and a half ago) saying
there would be a full report soon. Have I missed that report or are we
still waiting for it?