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This is an update from the Wikimedia Affiliations Committee.

The Affiliations Committee – the committee responsible for guiding volunteers in establishing Wikimedia chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups – is looking for new members!

The main role of the Affiliations Committee is to guide groups of volunteers that are interested in forming Wikimedia affiliates. We review applications from new groups, answer questions and provide advice about the different Wikimedia affiliation models and processes, review affiliate bylaws for compliance with requirements and best practices, and advise the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees on issues connected to chapters, thematic organizations and Wikimedia user groups.

The committee can include up to fifteen members, roughly half of whom are selected every twelve months for staggered two-year terms. Those joining the committee during the current process will serve a two-year term ending in December 2020.

Key skills

Being a part of the Affiliations Committee requires communication with volunteers all over the world, negotiating skills, cultural sensitivity, and the ability to understand legal texts. We look for a healthy mix of different skill sets in our members, including the following key skills and experience:

- Willingness to process applications through a set, perhaps bureaucratic process.
- Readiness to participate in political discussions on the role and future of affiliates, models of affiliation, and similar topics.
- Availability of up to 5 hours per week, and the time to participate in a monthly two-hour voice/video meeting.
- International orientation.
- Fluency in English.
- Ability to work and communicate with other languages and cultures.
- Strong understanding of the structure and work of affiliates and the Wikimedia Foundation.
- Knowledge of different legal systems and experience in community building and organizing are a plus.
- Skills in other languages are a major plus.
- Experience with or in an active affiliate is a major plus.
- Strong track record of effective collaboration (such as evidenced skills at facilitation, mediation, negotiation, and so forth) are a major plus.
- Willingness to use one's real name in committee activities (including contacts with current and potential affiliates) when appropriate.

We are looking for people who are excited by the challenge of empowering volunteers to get organized and form communities that further our mission around the world. In exchange, committee members selected will gain the experience of supporting their world-wide colleagues to develop their communities as well as personal development in guiding organizational development, facilitating affiliate partnerships, and professional communications.

Selection process

As a reflection of our commitment to openness, transparency, and bilateral engagement with the Wikimedia community, the 2018 member selection process will include a public review and comment period. All applications received by the committee will be posted on Meta at Affiliations Committee/Candidates/December 2018, and the community will be invited to provide comments and feedback about each candidate.

At the end of the public comment period, the applications will be voted on by the members of the committee who are not seeking re-election, taking into account comments put forward by the committee's members, advisors, Wikimedia Foundation staff and board liaisons, and the community. A final decision will be made by mid-January 2019, with new members expected to join later that month.

How to apply

If you are interested in joining the committee, please post your application on the nomination page and send an email announcing your application to affcom@lists.wikimedia.org by 31 December 2018. Your application must include the following information:

- Your full name and Wikimedia username
- A statement describing your relevant experience, skills, and motivation for joining the committee.
- Answers to the following three questions:

  1. How do you think affiliates work best together to partner on effective projects and initiatives?
  2. What do you see as the role of affiliates in the Wikimedia movement in the next three years?
  3. What do you feel you will bring to the committee that makes you a uniquely qualified candidate?


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me and/or the committee as a whole. We are happy to chat or have a phone call with anyone about our work if this helps them decide to apply. Please distribute this call among your networks, and do apply if you are interested!

Best regards,
Kirill Lokshin
Chair, Affiliations Committee

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Affiliations Committee, 06:25, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

Learning Quarterly: November 2018

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Learning Quarterly: June 2018

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Uppslagsord ska normalt inledas med liten bokstav

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Kiirunankarhu (diskussionbidrag)

Undertecknad skrev en motion till Wikimedias årsmöte utan att förstå, att föreningen inte hade befogenhet att bifalla den. Jag hänvisades hit och återger här motionen i sin helhet:

Giron 2016-01-08

Wikimedias årsmöte 2016

Motion om uppslagsord

   En allvarlig brist vidlåder alla wikimedier: uppslagsorden skrivs alltid med stor begynnelsebokstav.

Därmed kan användaren tro, att Maskros och andra växter, Katt och andra djur, Granit och andra bergarter, Filosofi och andra vetenskaper, Finska och andra språk samt Svensk och andra folkslag stavas med stor begynnelsebokstav. I den just lästa meningen ser man ju, hur fel detta är.

Naturligtvis skall alla ord stavas med versal, när de inleder en mening (utom af, de, von, van, al- och så vidare). Och naturligtvis ska användaren kunna söka ett ord genom att skriva det med eller utan versaler i början av ordet. Däremot är det förödande för språkanvändningen, att uppslagsordet på den sida man kommer till är stavat med versal, när det inte är egennamn.

Förmodligen är det ogörligt att ändra uppslagsorden i hela Wikipedia-arkivet, men det bör göras fortlöpande varje gång man ser detta fel.

Jag yrkar, att årsmötet fastslår,

att uppslagsord, som inte är egennamn, alltid skrivs med liten begynnelsebokstav (gemen).

att alla, som inför nya uppslag, uppmanas att efterleva detta efter att noga ha förvissat sig om aktuellt uppslagsords svenska rättstavning.

 Kiruna dag som ovan,

Björn Forseth (namnteckning)

Historiker (diskussionbidrag)

Hej Björn! Tack för ditt förslag. Som jag skrev i ett mejl till dig, så är detta inte en fråga för föreningen utan för gemenskapen på svenskspråkiga Wikipedia. Gör därför inlägget på svenskspråkiga Wikipedias Bybrunnen.

De-Recognition of Affiliates with Long-standing Non-Compliance

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This is an update from the Wikimedia Affiliations Committee. Translations are available.

Recognition as a Wikimedia affiliate - a chapter, thematic organization, or user group - is a privilege that allows an independent group to officially use the Wikimedia name to further the Wikimedia mission. While most Wikimedia affiliates adhere to the basic compliance standards set forth in their agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation, a protocol has been developed to address the exceptional cases when a Wikimedia affiliate does not meet basic compliance standards and their continued recognition as a Wikimedia affiliate presents a risk to the Wikimedia movement.

In the past year, the Affiliations Committee - with support from Wikimedia Foundation staff - has made a concerted effort to address a handful of chapters with long-standing issues of non-compliance. As a result, in the coming days and months, a small number of chapters that have been unable to return to compliance through their efforts in the past year will not have their chapter agreements renewed. As a consequence, these organizations will no longer have the additional rights to use the Wikimedia trademarks, including the Wikimedia name, that had been granted under those agreements.

If you have questions about what this means for community members in the affected affiliates’ region or language areas, we have put together a basic FAQ. The FAQ talk page is available for additional questions and comments, and the Affiliations Committee is happy to answer questions directly.

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Affiliations Committee, 13 februari 2017 kl. 16.54 (CET) • Hjälp till att översätta till ditt språkGet helpSubscribe or unsubscribe.

We invite you to join the movement strategy conversation (now through April 15)

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18 mars 2017 kl. 06.00 (CET)

Overview #2 of updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process

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Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English. This message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.

As we mentioned last month, the Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve.

Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Each month, we are sending overviews of these updates to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.

Here is a overview of the updates that have been sent since our message last month:

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

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, 9 mars 2017 kl. 20.42 (CET) • Hjälp till att översätta till ditt språkGet help

Innocent bystander (diskussionbidrag)

Vill få lite uppmärksamhet på ett WMSE-stött projekt som orsakat röra i Wikidata. Diskussion förs på "w:sv:Wikipediadiskussion:Projekt geografi/Småorter 2015#Problem med överbelastade/kidnappade objekt"

John Andersson (WMSE) (diskussionbidrag)

Hej! Jag har sett att Alicia redan svarat på Bybrunnen, men jag ville bara tacka för att du tog dig tid att skriva här också.

Share your feedback in this global Wikimedia survey

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Dear Wikimedia Affiliates,
My name is María Cruz and I work for the Wikimedia Foundation on the Learning and Evaluation team. In one week or so, the Foundation is starting a global survey to learn about the experiences and feedback of Wikimedians. I am writing here, because I wanted to share with you a bit more about the project.
The survey is called "Wikimedia Communities and Contributors" and is conducted annually. We will send the survey to editors across all the Wikimedia projects, as well as Wikimedia affiliates and volunteer developers. This survey is going to be our way of making sure that we can hear feedback from a significant number of users from across the projects. This research supports editors and Wikipedia’s mission. This is our second annual CE Insights survey, and we look forward to improving it every year.
We will be contacting 2 people from each affiliate, based on the primary contact information that we have. Each affiliate will receive an additional third link which they can distribute to any leader in their chapter or user group.
Go to the project page to see the results of last year’s survey, and to see how your feedback helps the Wikimedia Foundation support communities. You can sign up to be notified about the results of the survey, or to learn how you can help with planning the survey next year.
If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please feel free to send them to Edward Galvez's talk page on Meta-Wiki or email him directly at surveysMall:AtwikimediaMall:Dotorg in any language. You can learn more about this project and read about frequently asked questions. You can also share your feedback on Meta-Wiki.

Thank you for your time supporting this project!
María Cruz


Learning Quarterly: January 2018

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