[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Recognition of Amical Wikimedia

Florence Devouard anthere9 at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 7 13:42:25 UTC 2013

It took time... but eh ! you did it ! Congrats !


On 6/7/13 5:09 AM, David Cuenca 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 :)
> Micru
> 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!
>> 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
>> --
>> Samuel Klein          w:user:sj          @metasj          +1 617 529 4266
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