[Wikihi-l] Wikimedia Movement Strategy: 2020 Community Conversations
Greetings! Wishing you a very happy new year!
We have an update for the next steps of the Movement Strategy
We're preparing for a final round of community conversations with Wikimedia
affiliates and online communities around a synthesized set of draft
recommendations to start around 20th January. In the meantime,
recommendations’ writers and strategy team has been working on integrating
community ideas and feedback into these recommendations. Thank you, for all
of your contributions!
The recommendations writers have been working to consolidate the 89
recommendations produced by the working groups. They met in Berlin a few
weeks back for an in-person session to produce a synthesized
recommendations document which will be shared for public comment around
20th January. A number of common areas for change were reflected in the
recommendations, and the writers assessed and clustered them around these
areas. The goal was to outline the overall direction of the change and
present one set that is clearly understood, implementable and demonstrates
the reasoning behind each.
We will be reaching out to you to help engage your affiliate in discussing
this new synthesized version and helping the recommendation writers as well
as the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees understand how they will
affect your community and what final changes should be made before going
forward. Your input in helping us refine and advance key ideas will be
invaluable, and we are looking forward to engaging with you for a period of
roughly six weeks, starting some time between January and February.
Please share ideas on how you would like to meet and discuss the final
draft recommendations when they are released near Mid January whether
through your strategy salons & meetups, joining us at global and regional
events, joining online conversations, or sending in notes from affiliate
discussions. We couldn't do this without you, and hope that you will enjoy
seeing your input reflected in the next draft and final recommendations.
This will be an opportunity for the movement to review and respond to the
recommendations before they are finalized.