See the attachment for an open letter organized by dozens of Wikimedia affiliates asking for an immediate pause to renaming activities by the Wikimedia Foundation, due to process shortcomings of the 2030 Movement Brand Project.
I just signed the open letter described in the attachment.
Or just visit:
and some of the many pages it links to.
I propose that we sign this as the Wikimedians in Colorado User Group.
What do you all think?
Neal McBurnett http://neal.mcburnett.org/
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From: Andrew Lih <email@example.com>
To: Wikimedia Affiliates <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2020 10:40:05 -0400
Subject: [All-affiliates] Community open letter on renaming on Meta_______________________________________________
There is currently a community open letter on renaming [[m:COLOR]] that requests a pause to renaming activities being pursued by the Wikimedia Foundation 2030 Brand Project. The open letter focuses on concerns about the problems with the process so far, and not about specific naming choices.
Individual editors and affiliates (via their designated representative) can sign with their logged-in account to show support.
Coming up: There is currently a branding survey that runs until July 7. There is concern that the consultation process and options on the survey do not adequately reflect community sentiment, given the effect name changes for the foundation and movement would have. This was a major motivation for the open letter.
Additionally, it has been announced that there will be a WMF board meeting scheduled in July to discuss the branding issue, so it is important to express your views now.
Thanks to all the affiliates who took part in our recent 2020-06-20 to 21 affiliates meetings to discuss the brand project issues, where we had more than 70 attendees. Folks from those calls helped generate the letter through the help of more than a dozen editors.
With more than 40 major chapters and affiliates and 500+ individuals signing the statement, we are seeing great interest in this issue.
Community Open Letter on Renaming (COLOR) on meta:
2030 Brand Project main page:
Brand survey for individuals:
(If there are options you would like to highlight outside of the three provided, it is possible to write in your own options and views at the end of the survey)
Brand survey for affiliates:
A link should have been sent to the affiliate liaisons or affiliate contacts. If you have not received any correspondence, please contact Essie Zar (ezar -at- wikimedia.org) of WMF.
English Wikipedia Signpost article about the issue and a Q&A interview with the document writers and collaborators:
All-affiliates mailing list
Wikimedia-US-CO mailing list