I would like to thank the Community Resources team for dropping the highly discriminatory division into North and South and for proposing a more nuanced approach.
I would also urge the remaining teams within the WMF that still use the terms to consider less offensive alternatives suitable for their particular purposes. Strainu În 27 septembrie 2017 20:28:52 EEST, Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org> a scris: >Dear Wikimedians, > >Years ago, as part of the first Strategy process of 2009-2010, a >distinction entered our lives, between Global North and Global South >countries. That distinction was borrowed from a United Nations agency >named ITU, and it was used as shorthand to refer to communities the >Foundation considered to need additional resources and help to achieve >impact on our mission of creating and sharing free knowledge. > >However, the distinction was never a very good fit for us. It was >based on >UN notions like the Human Development Index, and gave much weight to >nation-wide economic conditions. Its binary nature did not allow for >distinguishing between countries where Wikimedia work is possible and >happening, albeit with difficulty, and ones where no Wikimedia work, or >next to none, is happening, or possible. It also looked only at >geography, >whereas much of our work is defined by language communities and not by >geographies. And it was political and alienating to many people. > >In short, it was both not as useful as we needed it to be as well as >unloved and rejected by many. > >The Community Resources team at the Wikimedia Foundation has been >thinking >about replacing that distinction with a more nuanced one, that would be >a >much better fit with our needs, would take into account the actual >state of >editing communities, would consider multiple axes beyond geography, and >would be less controversial. > >We began using the term "emerging communities" two years ago, first as >a >replacement for the term Global South, but it has always been our >intention >to define Emerging Communities ourselves. Finishing the proposed >definition took a back seat for a while due to other priorities, but we >are >ready to share the proposed definition today: > >https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Engagement/Defining_Emerging_Communities > > >We welcome your thoughts, on the talk page (ideally) or on this thread. >The definition is already our working definition, but we are open to >incorporating changes to both wording and substance through October >31st. > >Be sure to take a look at the FAQ supplied at the bottom of the page, >too. >:) > >Cheers, > > Asaf >_______________________________________________ >Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: >https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and >https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l >New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com >Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, ><mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> -- Trimis de pe dispozitiv Android cu K-9 Mail. Rog scuzati mesajul scurt. _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l 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>