*Recognition as a Wikimedia affiliate - a chapter, thematic
organization, or user group - allows an independent group to officially
use the Wikimedia name to further the Wikimedia mission, with certain
duties and responsibilities. While most Wikimedia affiliates adhere to
the basic compliance standards set forth in their agreements with the
Wikimedia Foundation, a protocol has been developed to address the
exceptional cases when a Wikimedia affiliate does not meet minimum
compliance standards and their continued recognition as a Wikimedia
affiliate presents a risk to the Wikimedia movement.*
On September 9, 2016, Wikimedia Philippines was notified of their
suspension as a Wikimedia affiliate due to long standing and serious
governance issues, as well as non-compliance with reporting requirements
which go as back as 2014, has been sent multiple warnings regarding
them, and on the date mentioned above, was provided with an explicit
list of tasks and deadlines in order to return to compliance with their
chapter agreement. The chapter failed to complete these tasks by the
deadline of November 28, 2016, and was consequently notified that they
would no longer be recognized as a Wikimedia chapter after the
termination of their Chapter Agreement on March 1, 2017. It is
important to make clear that the Affiliations Committee will continue to
support other organized Wikimedia communities and their activities in
If you have questions about what this means for the community members in
their region or language areas, we have put together a very basic FAQ,
which may be found
"*Jülüjain wane mmakat* ein kapülain tü alijunakalirua jee wayuukanairua
junain ekerolaa alümüin supüshuwayale etijaanaka. Ayatashi waya junain."
Socio, A.C. Wikimedia Venezuela | RIF J-40129321-2 |
Member, Wikimedia Israel | www.wikimedia.org.il <http://wikimedia.org.il>
Vice-Chair, Wikimedia Foundation Affiliations Committee
Forwarding a resource.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jonathan Morgan <jmorgan(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 10:23 AM
Subject: [Wiki-research-l] New guide for organizing Edit-a-thons at science
To: Wiki Research-l <Wiki-research-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
I just ran across a new-ish (Feb 17) resource for people interested in
running editathons for scientists, developed by the Simons Foundation. You
can read the blog post and download the guide in PDF form.
The guide provides a well-organized and comprehensive set of practical tips
for organizing, publicizing, and running editathons and is tuned to the
needs and interests of science SMEs.
Forwarding because I know there are many folks on this list who are
involved in this sort of work and/or could be.
Jonathan T. Morgan
Senior Design Researcher
User:Jmorgan (WMF) <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Jmorgan_(WMF)>
Wiki-research-l mailing list
For your information, as promised. The next logical update here will be the
confirmation of the candidates to form the first Code of Conduct Committee
for Wikimedia technical spaces, and their auxiliary members.
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From: Quim Gil <qgil(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 12:44 AM
Subject: Presentation Code of Conduct Committee candidates and community
To: Wikimedia developers <wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, MediaWiki
announcements and site admin list <mediawiki-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>,
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Following the process described in the Code of Conduct for Wikimedia
technical spaces <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Code_of_Conduct>, the
Wikimedia Foundation’s Technical Collaboration team has selected five
candidates to form the first Code of Conduct Committee and five candidates
to become auxiliary members.
Here you have their names in alphabetical order. For details about each
candidate, please check https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Code_of_Conduct/
Committee member candidates:
Amir Sarabadani (Ladsgroup)
Lucie-Aimée Kaffee (Frimelle)
Nuria Ruiz (NRuiz-WMF)
Sébastien Santoro (Dereckson)
Tony Thomas (01tonythomas)
Auxiliary member candidates:
Ariel Glenn (ArielGlenn)
Caroline Becker (Léna)
Florian Schmidt (Florianschmidtwelzow)
This list of candidates is subject to a community review period of two
weeks starting today. If no major objections are presented about any
candidate, they will be appointed in six weeks.
You can provide feedback on these candidates, via private email to
techconductcandidates(a)wikimedia.org. This feedback will be received by
group handling this process, and will be treated with confidentiality.
We want to thank all the people who has considered the possibility to
support the Code of Conduct with their participation in this Committee. 77
persons have been contacted during the selection process, counting
self-nominations and recommendations. From these, 21 made it to a short
list of candidates confirmed and (according to our estimation) a potential
good fit for the Committee. Selecting the five candidates for the Committee
has been hard, as we have tried to form a diverse group that could work
together effectively in the consolidation of the Code of Conduct. Selecting
the five auxiliary members has been even harder, and we know that we have
left out candidates who could have contributed just as much. Being the
first people assuming these roles, we have tended a bit towards more
technical profiles with good knowledge of our technical spaces. We believe
that future renewals will offer better chances to other profiles (not so
technical and/or not so Wikimedia veteran), adding a higher diversity and
variety of perspectives to the mix.
On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 12:30 PM, Quim Gil <qgil(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Dear Wikimedia technical community members,
> The review of the Code of Conduct for Wikimedia technical spaces has been
> completed and now it is time to bootstrap its first committee. The
> Technical Collaboration team is looking for five candidates to form the
> Committee plus five additional auxiliary members. One of them could be you
> or someone you know!
> You can propose yourself as a candidate and you can recommend others
> *privately* at
> techconductcandidates AT wikimedia DOT org
> We want to form a very diverse list of candidates reflecting the variety
> of people, activities, and spaces in the Wikimedia technical community. We
> are also open to other candidates with experience in the field. Diversity
> in the Committee is also a way to promote fairness and independence in
> their decisions. This means that no matter who you are, where you come
> from, what you work on, or for how long, you are a potential good member of
> this Committee.
> The main requirements to join the Committee are a will to foster an open
> and welcoming community and a commitment to making participation in
> Wikimedia technical projects a respectful and harassment-free experience
> for everyone. The committee will handle reports of unacceptable behavior,
> will analyze the cases, and will resolve on them according to the Code of
> Conduct. The Committee will also handle proposals to amend the Code of
> Conduct for the purpose of increasing its efficiency. The term of this
> first Committee will be one year.
> Once we have a list of 5 + 5 candidates, we will announce it here for
> review. You can learn more about the Committee and its selection process at
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Code_of_Conduct/Committee and you can ask
> questions in the related Talk page (preferred) or here.
> You can also track the progress of this bootstrapping process at
> PS: We have many technical spaces and reaching to all people potentially
> interested is hard! Please help spreading this call.
> Quim Gil
> Engineering Community Manager @ Wikimedia Foundation
Engineering Community Manager @ Wikimedia Foundation
Engineering Community Manager @ Wikimedia Foundation
The next Wikimedia Foundation metrics and activities meeting will take
place on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM UTC (11 AM PDT). The IRC
channel is #wikimedia-office on irc.freenode.net, and the meeting will be
broadcast as a live YouTube stream.
The theme of the April meeting is: “Wikimedia for the world” (part 2) –
understanding how we can better serve and include people around the world
in the Wikimedia movement. Because we had so many timely and relevant
stories from around the movement related to this theme, we chose to use
this theme for the April meeting as well.
* Welcomes, theme introduction
* Movement update
* New Readers update
* Strengthening indigenous language Wikipedias in Latin America
* Movement strategy update
* Questions and discussion
for further information about the meeting and how to participate.
We’ll post the video recording publicly after the meeting.
Project Assistant // Communications // Advancement
On 18 April (today), the International Day for Monuments and Sites is
celebrated. On the same day, the first edition of the UNESCO Challenge
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/UNESCO_Challenge> will also take place.
The challenge will last for a full month.
The UNESCO Challenge is a challenge co-arranged by UNESCO, the Swedish
National Heritage Board and Wikimedia Sverige, with the purpose to improve
Wikipedia articles on world heritage sites. UNESCO are going to release a
couple of thousand images (they will be added in this category
and a lot of Open Access texts about the sites, which may be used in the
Write in whatever language you like! You find the page for participation
and points registration here
Please help us spread the word!
Splendid, James, and thank you! Please note though, that, this time, the
focus is on Wikipedia articles and Wikidata (as indicated on the point
Den 18 apr. 2017 9:36 AM skrev "James Heilman" <jmh649(a)gmail.com>:
This is wonderful. Will at this to the Travelers pub at Wikivoyage :-)
On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 12:53 AM, Eric Luth <eric.luth(a)wikimedia.se> wrote:
> Dear Wikimedians,
> On 18 April (today), the International Day for Monuments and Sites is
> celebrated. On the same day, the first edition of the UNESCO Challenge
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/UNESCO_Challenge> will also take place.
> The challenge will last for a full month.
> The UNESCO Challenge is a challenge co-arranged by UNESCO, the Swedish
> National Heritage Board and Wikimedia Sverige, with the purpose to improve
> Wikipedia articles on world heritage sites. UNESCO are going to release a
> couple of thousand images (they will be added in this category
> and a lot of Open Access texts about the sites, which may be used in the
> Write in whatever language you like! You find the page for participation
> and points registration here
> Please help us spread the word!
> *Eric Luth,*
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Are anyone doing any work on automated quality assurance of articles? Not
the ORES-stuff, that is about creating hints from measured features. I'm
thinking about verifying existence and completeness of citations, and
structure of logical arguments.
I said I would get back to you on three questions (below). Plus, I’d like
to return to a point you made about "upstream" collaboration and add an
update on Maps and Interactive.
- What do we philosophically believe: to roadmap or not to roadmap?
- What do we currently have in terms of planning?
- Will that change?
- Maps and Interactive
Yes, to tech roadmaps. Generally, 12 - 18 months seems like the upper-bound
for a technical roadmap with any granularity.
Currently we have published roadmaps for individual products. They can be
found at their respective media wiki pages. We do not have a roadmap for
tech overall. We have our annual plan. We also publish quarterly goals
that roll up to our annual plan.
We see the next step as gaining greater clarity on a movement-wide
direction and then for us all to discuss roles and responsibilities.
After, members of the Foundation will clarify a strategy.
In one of your earlier posts on this thread you said, "It so happens that I
have advocated for involving the Community in the planning more, earlier
and at a higher level.” Technologically speaking, we’d agree. The Dev
Summit this coming year will be a smaller, more focused event to engage the
technical community—both inside and outside of the foundation—"earlier and
at a higher level” collaboration.
We’ll then have a technology roadmap, on about a one-year timeline, as
anything beyond 18 months most consider fantasy.
Maps and Interactive will live on. We’ve committed to supporting maps in
the annual plan. We are putting together a team.
On Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 11:13 AM, Rogol Domedonfors <domedonfors(a)gmail.com>
> We celebrate Easter here too. Take as long as you like.
> On Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 6:51 PM, Anna Stillwell <astillwell(a)wikimedia.org>
>> It's a three day weekend here. I don't want to do call and response all
>> weekend if that's cool. I'll post at the beginning of next week.
>> On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 1:11 PM, Rogol Domedonfors <domedonfors(a)gmail.com
>> > wrote:
>>> By all means
>>> On Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 1:57 AM, Anna Stillwell <
>>> astillwell(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
>>>> Hello. I am close to having some clarity to share. Might I extend to mid