Katherine,

These are very disappointing. It does not seem like a bit of the feedback
on earlier versions was taken into consideration at all. Can we expect
anything we say to matter this time around, or will we once again be
talking to the wall?

Todd

On Mon, Jan 20, 2020, 8:24 PM Katherine Maher <kma...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> I wanted to share some news with you: the first version of the movement
> strategy recommendations document has been published on Meta [1]. On behalf
> of the movement strategy working groups and recommendation writers, I am
> honored to present them to you. We ask you to please take a moment to read
> through, review, and comment.
>
> In 2017, we set about building the future we want, together. In 2020, your
> fellow Wikimedians have written and shared a framework for how we can bring
> to life our vision of becoming the essential support system of the
> ecosystem of free knowledge.
>
> == Review the recommendations ==
>
> These recommendations are the result of 18 months of in-depth discussions
> and consultation among global Wikimedia community members and research
> into opportunities for our future. The volunteer working groups [2],
> writing teams [3] and strategy liaisons [4] have all invested a significant
> amount of energy into this, and I want to wholeheartedly thank each and
> every person who contributed to creating this work.
>
> I would like to encourage everyone to read this work. There are 13
> recommendations (condensed from 89), accompanied by an explanation of the
> principles [5] that underlie the recommendations, an outline of how these
> recommendations work together [6], as well as an overview of how the
> recommendations were produced and next steps [7].
>
> The core of this material is online in Arabic, English, French, German,
> Hindi, Portuguese, and Spanish. We also have an overview available in
> Catalan, Dutch, Farsi, Hebrew, Polish, and Russian that offers a condensed
> introduction to the recommendations material.
>
> == Share your feedback ==
>
> In order to produce a final document that is representative of and relevant
> to the diverse project communities as well as groups and organizations that
> make up our movement, we are calling on everyone to review the
> recommendations and share their thoughts.
>
> Specifically, we ask you to look at what impact these recommendations might
> have on you and your group or community’s context. Discussions are
> happening on-wiki in many languages, as well as in discussion groups on
> other, off0wiki platforms, and within movement groups and structures.
>
> This round of community conversations will run until the first week of
> March [8]. After this five-week period, the Core Team will publish a
> summary report of input from across affiliates, online communities, and
> other stakeholders for public review. [9] Your input will play a role as
> the recommendation writers finalize the strategy document, and move us
> towards discussions around implementation.
>
> You will find more information about the process in the FAQs [10], and
> please direct any additional questions or remarks to the respective meta
> pages.
>
> Our movement is the sum of its parts. Each member brings to it invaluable
> skills, expertise, and ideas to capture, collect, and share free knowledge.
> And every single contribution made by every community member from the
> beginning has helped us grow into the global, diverse, and unique movement
> we are today.
>
> I am honored to share this on behalf of everyone involved, and am looking
> forward to insights from across the movement over the next few weeks.
>
> Katherine
>
> [1]
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations
> [2]
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups
> [3]
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/People#Second_phase
> [4]
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/People/Community_Strategy_Liaisons
> [5]
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations/Principles
> [6]
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations/Cover_note
> [7]
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations/Process
> [8]
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Frequently_asked_questions#What_is_the_timeframe_for_all_of_this
> ?
> [9]
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Overview/Timeline
> [10]
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Frequently_asked_questions
>
> --
>
> Katherine Maher (she/her)
>
> Executive Director
>
> Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
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