[Foundation-l] New Project Process
pharosofalexandria at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 01:22:44 UTC 2012
On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 10:28 AM, Lodewijk <lodewijk at effeietsanders.org> wrote:
> I totally second SJ's poke for more new projects! Although our flagship
> project is highly successful, it would be good if we try to keep creating
> new communities. I have been sad for quite a while now that we don't create
> new projects any more. It would be great to see one new project every year
I had suggested earlier that we might even run this as an annual
thing, with a Wikimania-style bidding process for the new sister
> No dia 4 de Abril de 2012 05:53, Pharos <pharosofalexandria at gmail.com>escreveu:
>> On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 4:22 PM, Samuel Klein <sjklein at hcs.harvard.edu>
>> > 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:
>> >> 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
>> >> 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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