I wanted to update you on behalf of the Affiliations Committee that we are
now considering the application of a proposed thematic organisation active
in the field of Medicine.
You can see the proposal at:
We would like to invite you to participate in the discussions, express your
interest to join the organisation and inform your home communities about
We will be monitoring the talk page at
to see if there is
any new information that might influence the recognition process.
If you have any related information you would like to share with the
committee privately, please write to <affcom(a)lists.wikimedia.org>rg>.
A bit of background:
Wikimedia thematic organisations are a new type of movement organisation,
that are similar to chapters in supporting the Wikimedia mission through
their activities in the real world, but instead of focusing on a given
country, they focus on a given topic or theme.
For more information please see:
It is the plan of the Affiliations Committee to send out announcements of
new thematic organisation applications roughly in the middle of the
recognition process to allow the wider community to express any concerns
they might have and to be able to join the organisation when it is founded.
This is done in the hope that it will help new organisations reach critical
mass earlier and that the wider community is informed about emerging
entities in the movement.
For more information on AffCom, see:
(Chair, Affiliations Committee)