Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English. Message is available 
for translation on Meta-Wiki.[1]

The Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a 
process which will run throughout 2017. For 15 years, Wikimedians have worked 
together to build the largest free knowledge resource in human history. During 
this time, we've grown from a small group of editors to a diverse network of 
editors, developers, affiliates, readers, donors, and partners. Today, we are 
more than a group of websites. We are a movement rooted in values and a 
powerful vision: all knowledge for all people. As a movement, we have an 
opportunity to decide where we go from here.

This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: 
where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve. We hope to design an 
inclusive process that makes space for everyone: editors, community leaders, 
affiliates, developers, readers, donors, technology platforms, institutional 
partners, and people we have yet to reach. There will be multiple ways to 
participate including on-wiki, in private spaces, and in-person meetings. You 
are warmly invited to join and make your voice heard.

The immediate goal is to have a strategic direction by Wikimania 2017 to help 
frame a discussion on how we work together toward that strategic direction.

Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list,[2] and posted 
on Meta-Wiki.[3] Beginning with this message, monthly reviews of these updates 
will be sent to this list as well.

Here is a review of the updates that have been sent so far:

Update 1 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (15 December 2016)
- Introduction to process and information about budget spending resolution to 
support it

Update 2 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (23 December 2016)
- Start of search for Lead Architect for movement strategy process

Update 3 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (8 January 2017)
- Plans for strategy sessions at upcoming Wikimedia Conference 2017

Update 4 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (11 January 2017)
- Introduction of williamsworks

Update 5 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (2 February 2017)
- The core movement strategy team, team tracks being developed, introduction of 
the Community Process Steering Committee, discussions at WikiIndaba conference 
2017 and the Wikimedia movement affiliates executive directors gathering in 

Update 6 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (10 February 2017)
- Tracks A & B process prototypes and providing feedback, updates on 
development of all four Tracks

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updates on your user talk page:

More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 
Wikimedia movement strategy portal.[3]

A version of this message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.[1]


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