Dear Christel,

Thanks for the update. I like to conga the new committee and wish the best.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb.
(U: Marajozkee)
(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 31-Jul-2020, at 1:11 AM, Bobby Shabangu <bobbyshaba...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> ´╗┐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: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.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
>>> 
>> [1], and a timeline for their work is available on the main UCoC page
>> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Universal_Code_of_Conduct> [2]. Please
>> note that more chances for engagement are coming up during the community
>> draft review period starting from August 24.
>> 
>> Best regards,
>> Christel
>> 
>>  [1]
>> 
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Universal_Code_of_Conduct/Drafting_committee
>> 
>> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Universal_Code_of_Conduct
>> 
>> Christel Steigenberger (she/her)
>> 
>> Trust and Safety Specialist
>> 
>> Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
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