[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Recognition of Amical Wikimedia

Sarah Stierch sarah.stierch at gmail.com
Fri Jun 7 02:34:58 UTC 2013

Yay!! I am so pleased to here this. The work happening in Catalonia is so
wonderful!!! Welcome and congratulations!


On Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 7:17 PM, Samuel Klein <sj at wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Hello,
> The WMF Board has recognized Amical Wikimedia as the first Wikimedia
> Thematic Organization.  Please join me in celebrating their work and
> success!
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMF_Resolutions/Recognition_of_Amical_Wikimedia
> This group was founded in 2008 as Associació Amical Viquipèdia,
> focused on Catalan language and culture. You may know them from the
> regular reports they have published to this list and to Meta for
> years.  They have organized dozens of successful cultural projects,
> including public events, research, GLAM initiatives, and content
> liberation.
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Amical_Wikimedia#Activities
> After first applying to become a chapter four years ago, Amical
> members later helped the Movement Roles working group develop new
> models for affiliation, and were the first to apply to be a thematic
> organization. Gomà and Arnaugir, the founder and current chair of
> Amical, attended the Milan conference and shared their projects and
> their future plans.  An in-person meeting there helped to resolve the
> remaining bureaucratic steps in the process of becoming a thematic
> organization.
> Thank you to everyone from AffCom and Amical who have been involved
> throughout this process, particularly Bence and Bishakha for their
> guidance since the first movement roles discussions, and Gomà and
> María for their facilitation.
> Regards,
> Sam, on behalf of the Board
> == About Thematic Organizations ==
> Thematic Organizations are one of the new affiliation models created
> last year, to recognize organizations that have consistently done
> interesting work with partners and in outreach, both online and
> offline.  They are meant to be well-established and persistent
> organizations, focused on a common theme.
> The review and approval process for Thematic Organizations is similar
> to that for chapters.  A list of groups considering becoming thematic
> orgs can be found on Meta.
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Thematic_organizations
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_affiliation_models/Thematic_Organizations
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> Samuel Klein          w:user:sj          @metasj          +1 617 529 4266
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*Sarah Stierch*
*Museumist, open culture advocate, and Wikimedian*

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