I'm not sure how I missed that strongarm-statement ("the endorsement is
also a necessary step in order to participate in phase 2 discussions"). I'm
confident that this is a typo of a kind. It does not match with how I know
the people in charge of this process.


On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 12:51 AM, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 26 Oct 2017 09:00, "Nicole Ebber" <nicole.eb...@wikimedia.de> wrote:
> Dear Wikimedians,
> Today marks the final milestone of phase 1 of our movement strategy
> process. Over the past eight months, many of you, of your peers,
> colleagues, partners and friends have contributed to an endeavor that
> resulted in the new Strategic Direction of the Wikimedia movement.
> This direction provides us with an answer to the question: What do we
> want to build and achieve as a movement over the next 10–15 years: By
> 2030, Wikimedia will become the essential infrastructure of the
> ecosystem of free knowledge, and anyone who shares our vision will be
> able to join us.[1]
> On behalf of the strategy team, it’s with great pleasure that I invite
> you today to declare your intent to work together towards this future.
> Organized groups as well as individual contributors of our movement
> are invited to endorse the Strategic Direction by adding their
> signature to the endorsement page on Meta-Wiki. You will find all
> necessary instructions there.[2]
> By endorsing the Strategic Direction, you are not necessarily agreeing
> with every single outcome of the first phase. Endorsing means that you
> commit to participating in the next phase of this discussion in good
> faith and to help define, by Wikimania 2018, how to come to an
> agreement on roles, responsibilities, and organizational strategies
> that enable us to implement that future.
> In addition to signing the meta page, you are all welcome to use the
> #wikimedia2030 hashtag on social media to celebrate and share your
> excitement with the world and encourage other Wikimedians to show
> their support, too.
> Ideally, please leave questions or remarks on the talk page, to make
> it easier to follow-up in a structured way.
> Thank you!
> Nicole
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_
> movement/2017/Direction#Our_strategic_direction:_Service_and_Equity
> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_
> movement/2017/Direction/Endorsement
> --
> Nicole Ebber
> Adviser International Relations
> Movement Strategy Track Lead: Organized Groups
> Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.
> V. Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts
> Berlin-Charlottenburg unter der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig
> anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin,
> Steuernummer 27/029/42207.
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> Could Nicole, or someone else who is acting for the WMF, rephrase "Please
> note that the strategic direction will not be renegotiated, and *the
> endorsement is also a necessary step in order to participate in phase 2
> discussions*." This needs clarification to ensure that the same values of
> transparency and openness declared in the Movement Strategy applies to its
> own process.
> As currently worded, no afflilate that is committed to openness should
> endorse the document, as it appears to create a closed club that
> deliberately excludes all possible critical future voices. Whatever that
> is, it is not the Wikimedia Community.
> Thanks
> Fae
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