Hi all!

*Summary: The summary of the Cycle 2 discussions is now online.*

A summary of the Cycle 2 discussions has been posted on Meta-Wiki.[1]
Please review the summaries, they’re really informative![2] In the
meantime, I wanted to highlight some of the things you said during this
most recent cycle:

Australian Community participants said we can only create a trusted source
of knowledge if we are a good community. They also discussed problems
dealing with new users, and more appropriate help in starting editing.[3]

Some participants in the Wikimedia Chile Strategy meetup believed that
without healthy and inclusive communities, content will become “impossible
and irrelevant”.[4] Marco Correa Pérez, Wikimedia Chile President, and the
language liaison for the Spanish community, also spoke about this event
during our monthly metrics and activities meeting earlier today.[5]

Members of the Wikimedians of Korea User Group talked about improving human
translation capabilities, the environment for multimedia uploading,
understanding cultural diversity, and mobile editing.[6]

On the French Wikipedia discussion participants think we should involve
experts to improve the verifiability of content, stop “confronting” humans
against machines. They believe that if we want Wikimedia to be a force in
the broader knowledge ecosystem, Wikimedia must partner with institutional
actors to build legitimacy.[7]

We will be starting Cycle 3 in the next few days. In addition to the
community and organized group discussions, we have hosted conversations
with more than 150 experts and partners or potential partners. We have also
been conducting research in both countries where Wikimedia is well known,
and those regions where we are not.

This final cycle is dedicated to considering the findings from these
conversations with experts and independent research. We want to consider
the challenges and opportunities that have been identified, and how we may
want to evolve in response to changes in the world around us.
These conversations, along the results from cycles 1 and 2, will be used by
the drafting group to write the draft strategic direction, which will be
available for your review in August.

*On a related note*

We are in the middle of a holiday week in the United States, and as a
result some Foundation staff are enjoying time off with family and friends.
Responses may be a bit delayed as a result. I wish everyone enjoying
holidays have a safe, restful, and joyful time away!

Bene habeas (Latin translation: “May it be well for you”)


PS. A version of this message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.[8]

[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Sources

Katherine Maher

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