Community open letter on renaming

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Community open letter on renaming

Andrew Lih-2

Dear all, 


There is currently a community open letter on renaming [[m:COLOR]] that requests a pause to renaming activities being pursued by the Wikimedia Foundation 2030 Brand Project.


Individual editors and affiliates (via their designated representative) can sign with their logged-in account to show support.


https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_open_letter_on_renaming


The open letter focuses on concerns about the process so far, and not about specific naming choices. Affiliates and individuals that have signed have a diversity of views on specific names, but all are committed to a better, more community-driven process. 


You should also note there is currently a branding survey that runs until July 7. There is concern that the consultation process and options on the survey do not adequately reflect community sentiment, given the effect name changes for the foundation and movement would have.


Additionally, it has been announced that there will be a WMF board meeting scheduled in July to discuss the branding issue, so it is important to express your views now.


-Andrew (User:Fuzheado)



Community Open Letter on Renaming (COLOR)  on meta:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_open_letter_on_renaming


2030 Brand Project main page:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Communications/Wikimedia_brands/2030_movement_brand_project


Brand survey for individuals:

https://wikimedia.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9G2dN7P0T7gPqpD 

(If there are options you would like to highlight outside of the three provided, it is possible to write in your own options and views at the end of the survey)


Brand survey for affiliates:

A link should have been sent to the affiliate liaisons or affiliate contacts. If you have not received any correspondence, please contact Essie Zar (ezar -at- wikimedia.org) of WMF.


English Wikipedia Signpost article about the issue and a Q&A interview with the document writers and collaborators:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2020-06-28/Interview



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