Sometimes I wonder if we really belong to the same movement or even live on the same planet.

A wonderful work has been done with the recomendations, and the end result looks very fine, with only a few minor comments needed as far as I can see.

 And I believe whatever we think of the endresult we should commend the people who have participated, both their commitment and quality of work.

As a 8 hours-a- day contributor to a project, I know, as all my colleagues, the importance to have a positive tone in our communityinternal conversation and always be strong in good faith. And I meet that positive tone in my activities in the community and when I meet volunteers and  functionaries IRL. But in this list i find appalling negative entries as i find to  be in direct opposition to our movement values.

So please, please use a better tone and attitude in this discussion of the recommendations


Den 2020-01-21 kl. 11:49, skrev Fæ:
Ziko, we can vote on whatever we want, whenever we want.

Us having a RFC on meta does not need the WMF to approve it or like it. An
openly run RFC could itself recommend a board resolution asking the
community appointed board members (you know, the legitimate ones that are
accountable to us) to reject or amend the 'recommendations' as the
community sees fit. The WMF board and their CEO know it is in their
interest to take on any firm community consensus rather than playing
political games to get around it.

I suggest folks take some time out to re-review the recommendations and
wait for the dust to settle before deciding if we want to start a correctly
community-led process for voting on it.

As others have expressed, I am not in the least bit inclined to give any
feedback on meta. It's a waste of volunteer time, as effective as shouting
out of your office window expecting to make the weather change.


On Tue, 21 Jan 2020 at 09:54, Ziko van Dijk <> wrote:


We now have the confirmation on a Meta Wiki talk page: the WMF is not going
to let the communities vote on the recommendations.

Kind regards

Am Di., 21. Jan. 2020 um 09:39 Uhr schrieb Yaroslav Blanter <>:

We will be again talking to the wall. (Would be, I am not going to react
this time).


On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 5:06 AM Todd Allen <> wrote:


These are very disappointing. It does not seem like a bit of the
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?


On Mon, Jan 20, 2020, 8:24 PM Katherine Maher <>

Dear all,

I wanted to share some news with you: the first version of the
strategy recommendations document has been published on Meta [1]. On
of the movement strategy working groups and recommendation writers, I
honored to present them to you. We ask you to please take a moment to
through, review, and comment.

In 2017, we set about building the future we want, together. In 2020,
fellow Wikimedians have written and shared a framework for how we can
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
and consultation among global Wikimedia community members and
into opportunities for our future. The volunteer working groups [2],
writing teams [3] and strategy liaisons [4] have all invested a
amount of energy into this, and I want to wholeheartedly thank each
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
principles [5] that underlie the recommendations, an outline of how
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,
Hindi, Portuguese, and Spanish. We also have an overview available in
Catalan, Dutch, Farsi, Hebrew, Polish, and Russian that offers a
introduction to the recommendations material.

== Share your feedback ==

In order to produce a final document that is representative of and
to the diverse project communities as well as groups and
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
have on you and your group or community’s context. Discussions are
happening on-wiki in many languages, as well as in discussion groups
other, off0wiki platforms, and within movement groups and structures.

This round of community conversations will run until the first week
March [8]. After this five-week period, the Core Team will publish a
summary report of input from across affiliates, online communities,
other stakeholders for public review. [9] Your input will play a role
the recommendation writers finalize the strategy document, and move
towards discussions around implementation.

You will find more information about the process in the FAQs [10],
please direct any additional questions or remarks to the respective

Our movement is the sum of its parts. Each member brings to it
skills, expertise, and ideas to capture, collect, and share free
And every single contribution made by every community member from the
beginning has helped us grow into the global, diverse, and unique
we are today.

I am honored to share this on behalf of everyone involved, and am
forward to insights from across the movement over the next few weeks.



Katherine Maher (she/her)

Executive Director

Wikimedia Foundation <>
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