Dear Christel, Congratulations. We will be following developments closely and wishing the committee all the best.
Kind regards, Bobby Shabangu On Thu, 30 Jul 2020 at 20:24, Peter Southwood <peter.southw...@telkomsa.net> wrote: > Hi Christel, > I wish the committee well, and success in coming up with a workable > policy. This is fine as long as no assumption is made that these people > represent the communities in any way other than for themselves. They may be > fine people and may even have excellent ideas and skills suited to the > task, but they are not our representatives, and we expect to be consulted > regarding the results of this work. I understand that this may be your > intention anyway, but we have seen too many fiascos resulting from a small > group of people coming up with some proposal and WMF declaring this to be > "movement policy" or something to that effect. > Cheers, > Peter > > -----Original Message----- > From: Wikimedia-l [mailto:wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On > Behalf Of Christel Steigenberger > Sent: 30 July 2020 19:49 > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Universal Code of Conduct Drafting Committee - > Call for participation > > Hello everyone, > > > We are happy to announce that the Universal Code of Conduct drafting > committee has been assembled. We had 26 volunteers apply, either by > publicly signing up on the Meta page, or by sending an email. Volunteers > from 18 different countries applied, speaking 11 different languages. > > We had Wikimedian applicants with different levels of experience on-wiki, > from someone who started editing only last year to people who have been > editing for more than 18 years and/or have more than 300,000 edits. > Applicants held a variety of different roles within the movement, and also > informed us about interesting and relevant experiences in their real-life > careers. It was very hard to narrow down from this diverse and extremely > qualified pool of applicants. > > For the final selection, two aspects guided the decision making - we want a > committee that at the one hand will represent important parts of the > movement. Prolific editors as well as Wikimedians whose strength is more in > organizing events, wikimedians from different demographics, contributors > from small and large wikis, and people holding different roles within the > movement. We also wanted a group of people who will collaborate with one > another effectively and create the best possible Universal Code of Conduct > for the Wikimedia movement. Experience has taught us that committees that > are too large find it difficult to work effectively, so we decided to cap > the number of seats to 6 volunteer seats and 3 staff seats. > > More information on the Committee and its new members can be found on Meta > < > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Universal_Code_of_Conduct/Drafting_committee > > > , and a timeline for their work is available on the main UCoC page > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Universal_Code_of_Conduct> . Please > note that more chances for engagement are coming up during the community > draft review period starting from August 24. > > Best regards, > Christel > >  > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Universal_Code_of_Conduct/Drafting_committee > >  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Universal_Code_of_Conduct > > Christel Steigenberger (she/her) > > Trust and Safety Specialist > > Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/> > _______________________________________________ > 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> > > -- > This email has been checked for viruses by AVG. > https://www.avg.com > > > _______________________________________________ > 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: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ 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>