For your kind information. please see the forwarded mail from Nicole. As
the deadline is very soon, I request the community to start a process to
select one representative from the Wikisource Community User Group for the
Wikimedia Summit 2022.
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Nicole Ebber <nicole.ebber(a)wikimedia.de>
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2022 at 21:21
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Summit: Hybrid event on September 9-11,
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Dear Wikimedia Affiliates and Wikimedia Foundation representatives,
I am delighted to share that the Wikimedia Summit
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Summit_2022> is going to take
place on September 9-11, 2022. It will be a hybrid event with both on-site
(Berlin) and remote participation. Wikimedia Deutschland is hosting the
event in close collaboration and with the financial support of the
== What to expect at the Wikimedia Summit ==
The Wikimedia Summit is the place for Affiliates and the Wikimedia
Foundation to come together to discuss and shape the future of the
Wikimedia Movement. The 2022 event will be designed around the
implementation of the 2030 Movement Strategy <http://2030.wikimedia.org>.
It will be a platform to advance the governance reform of the Wikimedia
Movement, aligned with the ongoing drafting process of the Movement Charter
It will also be a place to connect better the global, regional, and local
implementation of Movement Strategy programmatic initiatives. The event
will serve as a working meeting with room for facilitated discussions and
decisions. It will also provide space for connecting, celebrating,
learning, and planning for the future.
Any in-person part of a future event will have to deal with the fact that
international travel – including travel to Germany – has become even more
difficult or even impossible due to stricter health and visa regulations.
On top of that, there is an extremely high demand for conference venues,
hotels, and flights in September, which makes things less flexible on our
The Wikimedia Summit 2022 will be a hybrid event with limited capacity
on-site in Berlin. The organizing team will make every effort to create an
inclusive, productive experience for both online and offline participants.
== Apply now to participate in the Summit! ==
This year, all Affiliate representatives will go through a short
application process to develop the list of attendees in a fair and
transparent way. Each Affiliate is eligible to participate, if they
and recognized by the Wikimedia Foundation before 31 March 2021. In order
to assign the limited on-site slots, each Affiliate’s engagement and
interest in Movement Strategy work will be considered.
Each Affiliate can send one representative. Affiliates with a full-time, paid
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Executive_Directors_Group> get an
additional seat for that person.
In order to be able to pull the event off under these difficult
circumstances, your support and responsiveness is essential, as there will
be no exceptions to these deadlines.
Representatives of the Wikimedia Foundation (Board, staff, committees) will
go through a separate process for application and travel.
== Timeline and process ==
Application period: April 4-17
For each eligible Affiliate, one representative participant can fill out
the application form
Aside from questions around previous and future engagement in Movement
Strategy, some personal information, including possible travel restrictions
(visa, vaccination) to Germany is needed.
Selection process: April 17-29
Applications will be reviewed by the Movement Strategy & Global Relations
team at WMDE as well as members of the Movement Strategy & Governance team
at the WMF and we will seek advice from additional members of our movement.
Answers provided will be published on Meta to create an overview of
Movement Strategy engagement, to indicate opportunities for exchange and
partnerships, and to create transparency in the application process. The
final invitation list will be announced on 29 April after a thorough review
of all applications.
Registration period: May 2-13
In order to start as soon as possible with the travel management and the
design of our event program around the needs of the participants, the
registration window is very narrow. Please stick to the deadlines to make
sure the planning of the event can run smoothly; and already familiarize
yourself with the requirements for visa
as well as the COVID-19 restriction
for entry into Germany.
Travel management: May 15 - June 1
All Affiliate representative travel will be centrally managed via WMDE and
funded by the Wikimedia Foundation. Due to the complexity of creating the
hybrid event, increasing travel costs and overall restrictions and
limitations, exceptions or extensions to the deadlines cannot be made.
Although some of you might be eager to resume internal travels, extra
wishes, extensions, or detours on travel bookings cannot be fulfilled this
== Questions? ==
You can read more about this process and its criteria on Meta
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Summit_2022>. Please also use
the talk pages to leave your questions or comments, or reach out to the
organizing team at wmsummit(a)wikimedia.de.
Interested Affiliates are invited to join one of our Questions & Answers
sessions via zoom:
Wednesday, April 6, 7:00 UTC
Thursday, April 7, 17:00 UTC
Meeting ID: 820 8286 7062
Director Movement Strategy and Global Relations
Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 219 158 26-0
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There have been community/affiliate led efforts in the past that focus on
Wikimedia technology and also on building thematic or regional hubs.
For instance, the OpenRefine Project Grant:
And the Language Hub grant:
I was wondering if Wikisource Community User Group can put up a grant
focusing on Wikisource technology and if there is a possibility for one or
more affiliates to support as fiscal sponsor(s) on this project. The grant
can focus on coordinating among Wikisource communities for prioritization
of technical long standing tasks along with new featurss and hiring a
couple of developers to work on them.
Looking forward to the members of the User Group and interested Wikimedia
affiliates for any thoughts and interest in this topic.
P.S. This topic was briefly discussed on the Telegram group and it was
suggested to move it here.
Hello Indic Wikisource proofreaders,
We are happy to announce that the Indic Wikisource Proofreadthon March 2022
 will be starting from tomorrow 01 March 2022 and will continue up to
16th March 2022.
We are also expecting higher participation than in previous contest.
We heartily welcome new Wikimedians from various parts of the country to
work on restoring our literary heritage to the digital era. Just like the
previous contest held in August 2020, we again promise to wrap up
everything within the expected timeline after the competition ends. We are
going to keep our promise again. :-)
Welcome you all to the contest.
Hello fellow Wikisource enthusiasts!
I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy. Sam Wilson and I are
excited to share that we will be hosting regular Wikisource Triage meetings
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikisource_Triage_meetings>, starting from
21st March 2022.
These meetings aim to foster the growth of a technical community of
Wikisource developers and contributors. The meetings will be primarily
focused on identifying, prioritizing and estimating tasks on the
workboards (among others) on Phabricator and eventually reduce the backlog
of technical tasks and bugs related to Wikisource by making incremental
improvements to Wikisource infrastructure and coordinating these changes
with the Wikisource communities.
While these meetings are technology focused, non-technical Wikisource
contributors are also invited to join and share any technical challenges
that they are facing and we will help them to create phabricator tickets.
Newbie developers are also more than welcome!
The first meeting has been scheduled for 21st March 2022 at 10:30 AM UTC /
4:00 PM IST (Check your local time
<https://zonestamp.toolforge.org/1647858641>). If you are interested in
joining the meeting, kindly leave a message on sgill(a)wikimedia.org and we
will add you to the calendar invite.
Meanwhile, feel free to check out the page on Meta-wiki
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikisource_Triage_meetings> and suggest
topics for the agenda.
Sam and Satdeep
Satdeep Gill (pronouns - he, him)
GLAM and Culture
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
I am really happy to have noticed that Wikisource books will be offered by
the Internet Archive in its Open Library project.
Obviously, it is well deserved that Wikisource gets a bigger public.
I have two questions:
* to what extent is the Wikimedia Foundation aware and has been involved
* are there other projects where by collaboration with other orgs we will
have a bigger impact?