[Foundation-l] [Announcement] Wikimedia promotion committee

geni geniice at gmail.com
Sun Oct 1 11:32:06 UTC 2006

On 10/1/06, Elisabeth Bauer <elian at djini.de> wrote:
> I'd like to announce here the creation of the Wikimedia promotion
> committee. It is a new subcommittee of the Communications committee
> which deals with the production of promotion material for Wikimedia and
> its projects and establishing guidelines to ensure that promotion
> material follows some quality standards.

Subcommittee? Guidelines? You know anyone who propsed this at project
level would find themselves with several thousand links to
[[m:Instruction creep]]

> == 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:
> http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Wikimedia_visual_identity_guidelines
> If you design promotion stuff for your project, please follow them as
> closely as possible (or we'll come and hunt you at night ;-)

Well I would but in the interests of not breaking copyright law I
think the "do not use foundation or project logos" route is somewhat

> == 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

Can you fid the person who included the phrase "Our editors range in
age from seven to
seventy" and tell them that the projects are quite able to shoot
themselves in the foot without foundation help? Or do you really want
to advertise the posibility that we have 7 year olds editing something
as solidly adult in content as wikipedia?

> == Logos ==
> The promotion subcom will act as intermediate institution between
> community and board in the process of choosing new project logos. It
> will check if community chosen project logos fullfill the necessary
> requirements (format specification, copyright situation etc., see
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Logos) to become official project logos
> and submit them with a recommendation to the board for approval.

[[m:Instruction creep]]


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