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--- Anthere <Anthere9(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
From: Anthere <Anthere9(a)yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2006 14:51:22 +0200
Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] [Announcement] Wikimedia
A little bump to mention how much this committee
important is and to
invite people to join it.
I suggest that three focus are in particular
important, and the three
requires very different people help.
The first is improvement of the material we can
provide when we visit
potential partners. There is already a good work on
this, and the
Foundation needs to provide further input and data
to make it.
Suggestions from people in business in particular is
The second focus is about translation. The leaflets
translated in several languages, but probably not
enough. They need more
translation AND MOSTLY, communities in various
languages need to know
these documents exist.
Last is projects. We have a lot of documentation on
little on Commons, Wikisource etc... We need MORE.
Incidently, the french language community has an
urgent need for
Wikisource and Wikicommons projects to receive a lot
of light from
french press.... within 2 weeks (yeah, short). We
must be noticeable as
a french virtual library urgently :-)
Can it be a special urgent focus ?
Elisabeth Bauer wrote:
I'd like to announce here the creation of the
committee. It is a new subcommittee of the
which deals with the production of promotion
material for Wikimedia and
its projects and establishing guidelines to
material follows some quality standards.
== Membership ==
The subcom is currently composed of Arne Klempert
and me. Some
background: Arne has worked as media designer for
some years and he has
created much of the printed material for
Deutschland. I'm a
typesetter's daughter, interested and
childhood and worked as a journalist for some
years where I also got
some insights into professional layout.
The procedure for becoming a member of the
committee is simple: submit
good work ;-) If you have a skilled hand for
design and like creating
needed promotion stuff, we're happy to
as new member.
Of course you don't have to be a member to create
promotion stuff - if
you do on a regular basis, we're very happy
hear from you, review
work together and help.
== Visual identity guidelines ==
The committee works on developing visual identity
guidelines for the
projects. In the absence of project specific
guidelines, the guidelines
for the Wikimedia logo are valid:
If you design promotion stuff for your project,
please follow them as
closely as possible (or we'll come and hunt
== Production of promotion material ==
It's obvious that two people can't do all the
necessary design work for
all the projects in the different languages.
Currently, we focus on
creating a basic set of necessary things:
* Brochure (threefold, DIN A4), see http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Leaflet
* Cheatsheet (DIN A long), see
* Information kit for journalists, sponsors and
business contacts (DIN A4)
The first steps towards an achieved corporate
identity are currently
brochures for wikimedia and all projects), please
voice your opinion on
the talk page about the drafts and/or submit own
== Logos ==
The promotion subcom will act as intermediate
community and board in the process of choosing
project logos. It
will check if community chosen project logos
fullfill the necessary
requirements (format specification, copyright
situation etc., see
official project logos
and submit them with a recommendation to the
== Contact ==
You can contact as on http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Promotion
IRC in #wikimedia-cc (akl and elian) or by email
to elian(a)djini.de and
If you are interested in the activities of the
promcom, please get in
touch with us.
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