[Wikimedia-l] Proposed Wikimedia Medicine Thematic Organisation

Bence Damokos bdamokos at gmail.com
Sun Oct 14 20:05:25 UTC 2012

Hi Nemo,

Hopefully people involved in the project are subscribed here and will
react, as well and provide a clear definition of their aims.

There are two sides to this coin: the should and the will: a thematic
organisation should not have any control or power over the projects; it is
a different question whether the organisation itself adopts policies and
behaviors that could be seen as interfering into the internals of the
project or actively avoids such behavior.

See also the specific discussions on this question at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Iridescent#arbitrary_break_2 (and

Best regards,

On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 9:57 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki at gmail.com>wrote:

> Thanks for the notice.
> Bence Damokos, 14/10/2012 19:07:
>  A bit of background:
>> Wikimedia thematic organisations are a new type of movement organisation,
>> that are similar to chapters in supporting the Wikimedia mission through
>> their activities in the real world, but instead of focusing on a given
>> country, they focus on a given topic or theme.
>> For more information please see:
>> http://meta.wikimedia.org/**wiki/Wikimedia_Thematic_**Organizations<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Thematic_Organizations>
> I know what thematic organisations are, I've read [[Wikimedia Medicine]]
> and skimmed its talk and bylaws, I know what they've been doing and what
> they want to do etc., but I'm still very confused.
> This is some sort of meta-WikiProject, so, in short: will it be written
> clearly somewhere that it won't have any control or power to establish
> guidelines over Wikimedia projects, and so on? (Just like chapters do.)
> Nemo
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