Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English. Message is available for
translation on Meta-Wiki.
The Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which
will run throughout 2017. For 15 years, Wikimedians have worked together to build the
largest free knowledge resource in human history. During this time, we've grown from a
small group of editors to a diverse network of editors, developers, affiliates, readers,
donors, and partners. Today, we are more than a group of websites. We are a movement
rooted in values and a powerful vision: all knowledge for all people. As a movement, we
have an opportunity to decide where we go from here.
This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want
to go together, and what we want to achieve. We hope to design an inclusive process that
makes space for everyone: editors, community leaders, affiliates, developers, readers,
donors, technology platforms, institutional partners, and people we have yet to reach.
There will be multiple ways to participate including on-wiki, in private spaces, and
in-person meetings. You are warmly invited to join and make your voice heard.
The immediate goal is to have a strategic direction by Wikimania 2017 to help frame a
discussion on how we work together toward that strategic direction.
Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on
Meta-Wiki. Beginning with this message, monthly reviews of these updates will be sent
to this list as well.
Here is a review of the updates that have been sent so far:
Update 1 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (15 December 2016)
- Introduction to process and information about budget spending resolution to support it
Update 2 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (23 December 2016)
- Start of search for Lead Architect for movement strategy process
Update 3 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (8 January 2017)
- Plans for strategy sessions at upcoming Wikimedia Conference 2017
Update 4 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (11 January 2017)
- Introduction of williamsworks
Update 5 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (2 February 2017)
- The core movement strategy team, team tracks being developed, introduction of the
Community Process Steering Committee, discussions at WikiIndaba conference 2017 and the
Wikimedia movement affiliates executive directors gathering in Switzerland
Update 6 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (10 February 2017)
- Tracks A & B process prototypes and providing feedback, updates on development of
all four Tracks
Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your
user talk page: https://meta.wikimedia.org/?curid=10153505
More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia
movement strategy portal.
A version of this message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.
List moderators may request that their mailing list not receive future updates by
contacting Gregory Varnum (gvarnum(a)wikimedia.org).