Thanks Tim for addressing the burning issues. Let's focus on these issues
along with regular topics in Berlin. We hope, we would come up with
constructive, positive and forward-looking sustainable solutions at the
conference.


Regards,
Tanweer

On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 3:50 AM, Sam Klein <sjkl...@hcs.harvard.edu> wrote:

> This is an excellent approach, thank you.   SJ
>
> On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 10:19 AM, Tim Moritz Hector <
> tim-moritz.hec...@wikimedia.de> wrote:
>
> > Dear fellow Wikimedians,
> >
> > I have been closely following the developments of the previous weeks. A
> lot
> > of things have been said, concerns and frustration have been raised, hope
> > has been voiced, and many many questions have been brought up. It’s hard
> to
> > keep up with all the voices on all the different digital channels these
> > days, and hard to find solutions and agreement in an unfacilitated
> stream.
> >
> > The first chance for many of us to personally meet, vent, and look ahead
> > will be the the Wikimedia Conference in Berlin. Wikimedia Deutschland is
> > hosting the event, and welcoming movement affiliates, committees and
> board
> > and staff of the Wikimedia Foundation from April 20-24.
> >
> > The movement is standing at a crossroad, but I am confident we can find
> the
> > best path if we work together. Wikimedia Deutschland has gone through
> > turbulent times in the past as well, and we would like to offer our
> > experience and full support as host and facilitator of an essential part
> of
> > this process. With your participation and contribution, Wikimedia
> > Conference can be a platform for exchange and progress.
> >
> > Let us use this opportunity to jointly figure out how we want to move
> > forward as a network of partners. The conference is the ideal platform to
> > discuss and define next steps to find answers to questions like: How do
> we
> > imagine a movement striving for free knowledge and what structure and
> > framework best serve these needs? How do the WMF and affiliates define
> > their role and responsibilities on a global and local level? How shall an
> > revamped search process for a new executive leadership of the WMF look
> > like, and what are the main qualifications new candidates should bring?
> How
> > will the strategy process for the WMF evolve and how can affiliates
> > contribute? How do we involve our stakeholders from within and outside of
> > the movement in this process? How do we manage to look ahead rather than
> > repeating the old narratives?  How do we create consensus on all these
> > questions?
> >
> > In light of the current situation, we would like to dedicate a whole
> > conference track to these issues. Of course, the initial conference
> topics
> > of impact and capacity building are still important and will be covered
> as
> > well.
> >
> > We have set up a page on meta and encourage you to share your questions,
> > ideas, and concerns[1]. We intend to work closely with WMF and affiliate
> > representatives in the coming eight weeks and create the program along
> > their input.
> >
> > Looking forward to seeing you in Berlin in April,
> > Tim Moritz Hector
> >
> > [1]
> >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2016/Program_Design_Process/Track
> > :
> > How to move forward
> >
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> > Chair of the Board
> >
> > Wikimedia Deutschland e. V.
> > Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | D-10963 Berlin
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