[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcing the Fellowship News

Hubert hubert.laska at gmx.at
Mon Jul 9 12:14:17 UTC 2012

I can´t see really a difference between Wikipedian in residence and
WMF-Fellowships. Except the financial source: WMF-founded vs.

The goals are the almost the same.

What happens with Wikipedian in residence which will not get any
salaries? Will this be a third class? Are they maybe unofficial?


Am 09.07.2012 13:43, schrieb Maggie Dennis:
> I haven't spoken to Siko about this at all (first I'm hearing about it),
> but I imagine, Richard, that it will focus on the work being done on
> fellowships by WMF Fellows.
> Lodewijk, I think it would be great to have a newsletter about the cool
> things people are doing around the Wiki World. :) If somebody chooses to
> put something like that together, surely having material to incorporate
> about Fellows would be useful? The content is freely licensed and can be
> reused (and modified) like other material on the projects under the same
> terms.
> Maggie
> On Sat, Jul 7, 2012 at 9:15 AM, Lodewijk <lodewijk at effeietsanders.org>wrote:
>> Hi,
>> while it is great that you do this responsibly, I am indeed also wondering
>> how we can make this a worth while read. Because while it is a nice
>> program, there are many other people around Wiki World doing similarly cool
>> things (no offence) - as are "real" staff members. By splitting this off in
>> a seperate news section (as we have been splitting off a lot) I'm afraid
>> you might be putting the news actually on a bigger distance than you would
>> otherwise.
>> Lodewijk
>> 2012/7/6 Richard Symonds <richard.symonds at wikimedia.org.uk>
>>> Thanks Siko!
>>> Could you explain what exactly this covers? Teahouse, translations, small
>>> Wikis and dispute resolution is a very wide net - and presumably it will
>>> change according to which fellows are 'employed' at the time it's
>> written.
>>> Is there an overarching theme?
>>> Richard Symonds, Wikimedia UK
>>> On Jul 6, 2012 11:54 PM, "Siko Bouterse" <sbouterse at wikimedia.org>
>> wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> I am pleased to announce that the first monthly edition of the
>> Fellowship
>>>> News is now available on Meta-Wiki!
>>>> Come learn what the Wikimedia Fellows have been working on in June:
>>>> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fellowship_News
>>>> Projects covered in this edition include:
>>>> *Dispute Resolution
>>>> *Gender Gap
>>>> *Help Pages Redesign
>>>> *Small Wiki Editor Engagement
>>>> *Teahouse
>>>> *Translations
>>>> --
>>>> Siko Bouterse
>>>> Head of Community Fellowships
>>>> Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
>>>> sbouterse at wikimedia.org
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