[Wikimedia-l] Annual Report from Wikimedia Venezuela

2020-11-11 Thread Oscar Costero
Dear all,

The 2019 annual report of Wikimedia Venezuela is now available at
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Venezuela/Reportes/2019/en

Many thanks,

Oscar
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reviewing our brand system for our 2030 goals

2019-04-09 Thread Oscar Costero
Nonetheless, the 'what ifs' are worrisome is the proposal is accepted.
People (govts, enterprises, etc) would think it's a mistake with the name
Wikimedia and incorrectly deduce (after some Google search on their part)
that the name is Wikipedia Russia, not Wikimedia Russia.

El mar., 9 abr. 2019 a las 12:17, Joseph Seddon ()
escribió:

> From what I know:
> * The global brand won't stop Wikidata being Wikidata.
> * Wikimedia Russia won't necessarily become Wikipedia Russia
>
> Seddon
>
> On Tue, Apr 9, 2019 at 4:56 PM Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga <
> galder...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Think of Wikipedia Russia convincing Russian government that they are not
> > really Wikipedia Russia.
> > 
> > From: Wikimedia-l  on behalf of
> > Benjamin Ikuta 
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 4:21 PM
> > To: Wikimedia Mailing List
> > Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reviewing our brand system for our 2030 goals
> >
> >
> >
> > What real life problems would there be?
> >
> >
> >
> > On Apr 9, 2019, at 6:11 AM, Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga <
> > galder...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > The idea of rebranding Wikimedia to Wikipedia will create FAR more
> > problems than it solves, specially in places where identifying ourselves
> > with Wikipedia could create real life problems to affiliates. Let's think
> > on making our product better, because is not a brand problem, is an
> > obsolescence problem what we have.
> > > 
> > > From: Wikimedia-l  on behalf
> > of Gerard Meijssen 
> > > Sent: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 12:36 PM
> > > To: Wikimedia Mailing List
> > > Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reviewing our brand system for our 2030
> goals
> > >
> > > Hoi,
> > > The problem is that Wikipedia has an article bound interest. Our aim is
> > to
> > > share in the sum of all knowledge and it is about subjects. In addition
> > to
> > > this the approach and `the lessons learned` in effect are used as a
> > > template on how `other` Wikipedias are to function. This bias hinder,
> > even
> > > prevent other possible approaches.
> > >
> > > Using Wikipedia to define what Wikimedia does, enforces existing bias
> and
> > > hinders our mission.
> > > Thanks,
> > > GerardM
> > >
> > > On Tue, 9 Apr 2019 at 11:25, James Salsman  wrote:
> > >
> > >> Hi Elena,
> > >>
> > >> If by "branding project" you mean replacing references to Wikimedia
> > >> with Wikipedia, that is fine with me.
> > >>
> > >> Best regards,
> > >> Jim
> > >>
> > >> On Tue, Apr 9, 2019 at 1:58 AM Elena Lappen 
> > wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>> Hi all,
> > >>>
> > >>> Thanks to those of you who have participated in the branding project
> > >>> community consultation so far. We’ve received a lot of helpful
> feedback
> > >> via
> > >>> email, on-wiki, and in small meetings with affiliate group members
> and
> > >>> individual contributors.
> > >>>
> > >>> I posted this invitation to the project talk page last week [1], but
> > >> wanted
> > >>> to send a reminder here that we will be hosting a video conference
> > >> session
> > >>> to give people a chance to see the presentation, ask questions and
> > >> provide
> > >>> feedback.
> > >>>
> > >>> When? This Thursday, April 11th from 16:00-17:00 UTC.
> > >>>
> > >>> Where? https://bluejeans.com/540134391/browser, or call in using
> your
> > >>> closest local number [2] and enter meeting ID 540 134 391#.
> > >>>
> > >>> If you’d like to see the presentation but cannot attend, that is no
> > >>> problem—we will be posting a recording to Commons and putting the
> link
> > on
> > >>> the talk page afterwards.
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>> Thanks,
> > >>>
> > >>> Elena
> > >>>
> > >>> [1]
> > >>>
> > >>
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Communications/Wikimedia_brands/2030_research_and_planning/community_review#Invitation_to_join_a_video_conference_presentation
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>> [2] https://www.bluejeans.com/premium-numbers
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>> --
> > >>> Elena Lappen
> > >>> Community Relations Specialist
> > >>> Wikimedia Foundation
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>> On Mon, Feb 25, 2019 at 7:14 PM Zack McCune 
> > >> wrote:
> > >>>
> >  :: Apologies for cross-posting to multiple mailing lists. We want to
> > >> ensure
> >  we spread the word about this opportunity to as many people as
> > >> possible. ::
> > 
> >  Hi all,
> > 
> >  We are writing today to invite you to be a part of a community
> review
> > >> on
> >  Wikimedia brand research and strategy.
> > 
> >  Recently, the Wikimedia Foundation set out to better understand how
> > the
> >  world sees Wikimedia and Wikimedia projects as brands.[1] We wanted
> to
> > >> get
> >  a sense of the general visibility of our different projects, and
> > >> evaluate
> >  public support of our mission to spread free knowledge.
> > 
> >  We launched a global brand study to research these questions, as
> part
> > >> of
> >  our planning toward our 2030 strategic 

[Wikimedia-l] New board of Wikimedia Venezuela

2018-12-10 Thread Oscar Costero
Dear Wikimedians,

At our seventh general assembly on November 24, the members of Wikimedia
Venezuela elected its new board, whose members are the following:

* Oscar Costero (re-elected)
* Ybsen Lucero (re-elected)
* Marianny Contreras
* Lourdes Herrera
* Samuel Cirilo

Ybsen and Samuel have been in previous boards, while Marianny and Lourdes
are new to our board, please join me in welcoming them. I also would like
to thank Kevin Dels, Jin Kadaba and Tomas Guardia for their work as now
former board members.

During our assembly we proposed a new set bylaws to tackle the current
outflow of volunteers and members that migrated the country in past years.
We decided to have a new volunteer role in communication with the board
that oversight our activities and engage with members, volunteers and
expats in wiki activities around the globe. Jin Kadaba (Perú) and Santiago
de Viana (Spain) were elected to this new post.

I am delighted to be able to work with these people in favor of the mission
and vision of our movement.

Kind regards,

Oscar Costero
Presidente | Wikimedia Venezuela
J-40129321-2
http://wikimedia.org.ve
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[Wikimedia-l] WMVE Annual General Meeting and Board Elections

2014-11-10 Thread Oscar Costero
Dear all,

This last weekend, Wikimedia Venezuela (WMVE) held its annual general
meeting at Caracas, Venezuela. During our meeting, the members held the
elections for seats in the Board, to be vacated by five (5) Board members
through a period of 3 years.

The results of the Board Seats election are:

*(Terms to begin on February 1, 2015)*
1. *Oscar Costero - President* *(reelected)*
2. *Tomás Guardia - Vicepresident*
3. *Ybsen Lucero - Treasurer **(reelected)*
4. *Kevin D Landaeta - **Secretary*
5. *Jenner Fuentes - **Spokesperson*

We are excited to have three new members in the Board, and we look forward
to working with them in the coming months. At the same time, we would like
to extend our thanks to our outgoing board members, *Carlos M Colina,
Samuel Cirilo *and* Fhaidel Dominguez*, for their service to the Board and
to Wikimedia Venezuela.

Cheers,

-- 
Oscar Costero
(+58) 0412-9161792
Presidente | Wikimedia Venezuela
J-40129321-2
http://wikimedia.org.ve  | @wikimedia_ve http://twitter.com/wikimedia_ve
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