Ellie, thanks for the response. Could the criteria you mention be published on-wiki? Holding an open and transparent process for selecting host locations for Wikimania should be a requirement on the selection committee, so there ought to be nothing stopping this from happening. If the applied criteria has already been published I would appreciate a link.
It's nice that the security of the LGBT+ community is one of the criteria, however it would be better if host locations were guaranteed to be chosen where the LGBT+ community would be openly welcome, rather than tolerated or not subject to arrest. Thanks, Fae On 17 October 2016 at 22:39, Ellie Young <eyo...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Yes we are doing a review and I can vouch that issues like this will always > be a part of the criteria when selecting a venue. In most of the recent > Wikimanias the selection committee and WMF have included the security of > our LGBT community as one of the criteria when considering bids. > > Another critical issue that you mention below when deciding what to do for > future Wikimanias is whether the conference in its present form (program, > location, etc.) is serving the community and WMF. That is a longer > conversation that I hope we can continue to have and make some progress in > the near future. > > Ellie -- fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae _______________________________________________ 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>