[Foundation-l] New Project Process

Pharos pharosofalexandria at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 03:53:59 UTC 2012

On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 4:22 PM, Samuel Klein <sjklein at hcs.harvard.edu> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 3:38 AM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 3 April 2012 07:47, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> We had started a stub table about this:
>>> https://strategy.wikimedia.org/wiki/List_of_things_that_need_to_be_free
>> This is brilliant! I've been after something like this for a while.
> Thanks for the reminder, Nemo.  I was looking for this on Meta, but
> forgot to check the stratwiki.
> Embarrassing, since apparently I started the page... :) Liam: another
> reason to consider merging meta wikis.
> Ziko:
>> what would a WMF evaluation of Wikinews or Wikispecies say? Should we shut down such
>> a project... cease to mention it on Wikipedia main pages... or invest money in promoting it?
> Good questions, subtle answers.  Those are not the only options; we
> might help them merge with a similar project.  For instance,
> wikieducator and wikiversity have almost identical missions, and might
> benefit from being merged; the question of 'who hosts the site' is
> relatively minor compared to the loss of splitting energy and focus
> across two wikis.
> Liam (paraphrased):
>> - "project review" : identify support each project expects from the WMF.
>> - "easy improvements with high value". Start with Wiktionary
>> - rename Commons to "WikiCommons"? merge WikiSpecies w/ WikiData?
>> - merge Outreach, Strategy and MetaWiki --> wikimedia.org
>> - lower barriers b/t wikis: global userpages, talk, watchlists
> This whole class of brainstorming is important; making it less of a
> pain to travel between projects is good for all of them.
> Yaroslav:
>> may be we could use the experience of langcom and appoint ten individuals
>> who would recommend new proposals to the Board.
> That's not a bad idea.
> SJ

Indeed, perhaps a 'Sister Projects Committee' could start looking into
some of Liam's type of questions.

(Of course, Wikipedia is a "sister project" too!)


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