We are in a turbulent episode on this mailing list and en.wp. I don't claim to speak for the community. I wish everybody can speak for themselves.
Some people don't like the Wikimedia Foundation stepping in and banning an user for a specific project for a year. Most people don't react, while some are vocal. Some people comment on a more general level than this specific case. That can be separated from the case. There is an ongoing strategy discussion on meta and elsewhere about Wikimedia 2030. There are working groups for Community Health. There are working groups for Roles and Responsibilities in the movement. They do ask for input. People who want to influence the roles and responsibilities of project communities versus for example the Wikimedia Foundation board and paid staff, go ahead, and find your way to participate. Or just fill out the survey. Previously a strategic direction has been agreed. Something with diversity, inclusion and something about underrepresented voices, and communities that have been left out by structures of power and privilege. It goes as far as "We will break down the social, political, and technical barriers preventing people from accessing and contributing to free knowledge." The Wikimedia Foundation took a bold step in banning Fram for a year. They have the authority to do so. They are not obliged to give reasons. The Community Health group guiding questions inter alia are "How can we ensure that our communities are places that people want to be part of and participate in, and how can we make people stay? How do we engage and support people that have been left out by structures of power and privilege?" Those last two questions are interesting questions. I'ḿ curious to learn answers from people who strongly oppose interventions by WMF staff. and from others as well. I'm looking forward to have conversations about the recommendations of the working groups in the Wikimedia 2030 process at Wikimania Stockholm. I hope to see a lot of you there. Kind regards, Ad Huikeshoven  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Participate  https://wikimedia.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d718KRfJ5W3OVYV _______________________________________________ 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>