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. 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 > > > >  > > > > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2016/Program_Design_Process/Track > > : > > How to move forward > > > > -- > > Tim Moritz Hector > > Chair of the Board > > > > Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. > > Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | D-10963 Berlin > > http://www.wikimedia.de > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > > > > -- > Samuel Klein @metasj w:user:sj +1 617 529 4266 > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > -- Regards, Tanweer _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>