It’ll be a very very important RFC. More than elections, it’s about all global 
identity.
CentralNotice is appropriate.

Ferdinando

> Il giorno 7 set 2019, alle ore 22:06, David Gerard <dger...@gmail.com> ha 
> scritto:
> 
> I concur, it sounds sensible.
> 
> (I'll note, I'm not actually against the name change proposal - but
> it's got to be presented to the community properly.)
> 
> On Sat, 7 Sep 2019 at 20:50, Kiril Simeonovski
> <kiril.simeonov...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> HI David,
>> 
>> Yes, it stands to reason to announce on all wikis in a similar way as the
>> announcements about board or steward elections.
>> 
>> Best,
>> Kiril
>> 
>>> On Sat, Sep 7, 2019 at 9:46 PM David Gerard <dger...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> On all wikis?
>>> 
>>> On Sat, 7 Sep 2019 at 19:19, Yaroslav Blanter <ymb...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Right.
>>>> 
>>>> I guess a central notice about an RfC would be appropriate.
>>>> 
>>>> Cheers
>>>> Yaroslav
>>>> 
>>>> On Sat, Sep 7, 2019 at 8:16 PM Kiril Simeonovski <
>>>> kiril.simeonov...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>> 
>>>>> It seems like there is a clear consensus to open an RfC on Meta about
>>> this,
>>>>> so we can safely move forward with it and close this thread.
>>> Otherwise, we
>>>>> will most likely keep up boggling our minds with the 20-per-cent
>>> metric and
>>>>> endlessly discuss how unfortunate is this for the global community
>>> when the
>>>>> only rational thing we can do is take action and save everyone's time.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Do you have any concluding remarks or comments regarding the RfC?
>>>>> 
>>>>> Best regards,
>>>>> Kiril
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Sat, Sep 7, 2019 at 7:57 PM Ferdinando Traversa <
>>>>> ferdi.trave...@gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> I’m against and sincerly I don’t trust this datas (80% agrees? Are
>>> you
>>>>>> kidding me? I’ve seen the meta discussion). I think a Meta CLEAR
>>> VOTE as
>>>>>> suggested here is the best way. Imposing a change like this is a
>>> wrong
>>>>>> decision.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Regards.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Il giorno 6 set 2019, alle ore 05:49, Zack McCune <
>>>>> zmcc...@wikimedia.org>
>>>>>> ha scritto:
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> *Summary* - We want your help with a voluntary, OPT-IN design
>>> process
>>>>> for
>>>>>>> movement branding.  Please join the in-depth discussion group, or
>>> watch
>>>>>> for
>>>>>>> updates on Meta-Wiki.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Hello all,
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> After 4 months of community consultation, spanning dozens of
>>>>> affiliates,
>>>>>>> several mailing lists, community conferences, and Meta-Wiki, I am
>>>>> pleased
>>>>>>> to share a summary of feedback on the proposed 2030 movement brand
>>>>>> strategy
>>>>>>> [1].
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> From more than 319 comments, representing 150 individual
>>> contributors
>>>>> and
>>>>>>> 63 affiliates, we assessed 6 major themes in feedback:
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>  1.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>  Reducing confusion
>>>>>>>  2.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>  Protecting reputation
>>>>>>>  3.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>  Supporting sister projects
>>>>>>>  4.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>  Addressing (legal, governmental) risks
>>>>>>>  5.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>  Supporting movement growth
>>>>>>>  6.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>  The process of change
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Please visit our feedback summary page to learn more [2]. You will
>>> see
>>>>>>> examples of comments within each section, along with a rough
>>> indication
>>>>>> of
>>>>>>> how many of the comments that we received were related to each
>>> theme.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> The comments sometimes contradict one another, showing that across
>>> our
>>>>>> wide
>>>>>>> movement’s experience, different points of view are common (and a
>>> sign
>>>>> of
>>>>>>> health!). To visualize these tensions, we have created “polarity
>>> maps”
>>>>>>> which are used to help visualize how different arguments coexist in
>>>>>> tension
>>>>>>> with each other.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Ultimately, the comments provided from you all are very thoughtful
>>> and
>>>>>>> useful guidance on what is needed to make our movement’s branding
>>>>>>> successful. One can read the 6 themes above as “criteria” for
>>> assessing
>>>>>>> branding systems.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> == Thanks ==
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> I would like to thank the organizers of Iberoconf, Wikipedia
>>> Education
>>>>>>> Summit, and the Wikimedia Summit for inviting us to hold
>>> discussions
>>>>>> during
>>>>>>> their sessions. I would also like to thank my colleagues Elena
>>> Lappen,
>>>>>>> Samir Elsharbaty, and Blanca Flores who conducted extensive parts
>>> of
>>>>> this
>>>>>>> consultation. To the hundreds of people, and dozens of affiliates
>>>>>>> commenting, thank you for reviewing the proposal and offering your
>>>>>>> perspectives and insights.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> == Next steps and staying involved ==
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> There is considerable support for the brand proposal and general
>>>>> appetite
>>>>>>> to improve our movement’s branding system. Further, we believe that
>>>>>>> critical feedback on the proposal offers direct guidance for
>>> precisely
>>>>>> what
>>>>>>> branding must do to be successful for our movement. We have shared
>>>>> these
>>>>>>> insights and our proposed continuance with the Board of Trustees,
>>> who
>>>>>>> approved continuing these efforts.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Acting on community insights, we will be collaborating on formal
>>> brand
>>>>>>> naming, visual identity, and brand system design that will use
>>>>>> “Wikipedia”
>>>>>>> as the central reference point. The resulting system will be
>>> OPT-IN for
>>>>>>> affiliates.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> This design process will be guided by a “brand network” – a group
>>> of
>>>>>>> volunteers who would like to continue advising on brand during this
>>>>>>> consultation. Dozens of people have already volunteered, and we
>>> invite
>>>>>> you
>>>>>>> to join the group. We will use a group on Wikimedia Space to host
>>> this
>>>>>>> discussion and the group will be closed to allow candid
>>> discussions and
>>>>>>> room for iterations. EVERYONE IS INVITED TO JOIN [3]. If you do not
>>>>> want
>>>>>> to
>>>>>>> commit to the in-depth, longer term discussions that will be
>>> happening
>>>>>>> within the brand network group, we will still be tracking comments
>>> left
>>>>>> on
>>>>>>> the project’s Meta-Wiki page [4]. Furthermore, all important ideas
>>> and
>>>>>>> updates originating from the brand network discussion will be
>>> shared
>>>>>>> publicly to mailing lists and Meta-Wiki.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> The development of this proposed identity system will take
>>>>> approximately
>>>>>> 6
>>>>>>> months. As stated, regular updates will be shared to mailing lists,
>>>>>>> Wikimedia Space, and Meta-Wiki [4]. Please engage us where you are
>>> most
>>>>>>> comfortable! Once complete, community groups will have the power to
>>>>>> decide
>>>>>>> if/when they opt in to using the new system.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Yours,
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Zack
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> [1]
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>> https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2019/02/26/leading-with-wikipedia-a-brand-proposal-for-2030/
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> [2]
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Communications/Wikimedia_brands/2030_research_and_planning/community_review/results
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> [3] https://discuss-space.wmflabs.org/g/brand-network and click
>>> the
>>>>> gray
>>>>>>> "Request" button. When your request is approved, you will be able
>>> to
>>>>> see
>>>>>>> and access the brand network discussion category on the Discuss
>>> Space
>>>>>> main
>>>>>>> page.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> [4]
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Communications/Wikimedia_brands/2030_research_and_planning
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Zack McCune (he/him)
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Director of Brand
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
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