[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Recognition of Amical Wikimedia
jane023 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 7 06:53:44 UTC 2013
Congrats to the Catalan army! I became a fan during the Teylers
project last year and have noticed since then that they are
particularly good at GLAM projects. I think part of their success is
based on their ca-wikipedia though, because European countries without
a specific language-pedia never seem to get chapter-ish workgroups off
the ground (I am thinking here of the be and lux of Benelux).
I certainly hope the themed framework will change this!
2013/6/7, Liam Wyatt <liamwyatt at gmail.com>:
> Agreed with what others have said - this is great news!
> Many of us know what a longstanding issue this has been - how to recognise
> and support the excellent work of the Catalan community in a way that fits
> within our structures.
> There have been many years of sometimes controversial debates about the
> role of Chapters etc. that have revolved around this as a case-in-point.
> So, I'm pleased to see that we now have a way of formally recogising
> Amicalthat is supportive of their work but also recognises the
> circumstances of their situation.
> I look forward to seeing how the Thematic Organisations system will grow
> and also to seeing how we can develop the range of ways that individuals
> and groups can be recognised without it being a zero-sum-game.
> All in all, excellent news :-)
> Peace, love & metadata
> On 7 June 2013 13:09, David Cuenca <dacuetu at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Finally! It took us some years but I'm glad that it definitely happened!
>> Congratulations to everyone that made it possible, and I hope the great
>> work done in Catalonia extends to Valencia too :)
>> On Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 10:17 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!
>> > 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
>> > --
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