|New project process|
- 这类提议的模板在Template:New sister project proposal开发
- 一项提案至少开放30天，以征求社区和委员会成员的意见和问题。这不是投票; 提出的论点将会由委员会评判。
- Possible criteria for a successful demo
- 10 interested participants / supporters
- set up in an incubator, with core pages drafted: main page, a dozen sample policy and content pages (incl. initial policies)
- roadmap (for the first 6–12 months), project plan
- proposal noting how this is in line with our mission, what its full scope is, who early audiences are / where outreach should happen.
- demo is active for many months straight.
- Review, communication on status of proposals
- If there are tech needs: review if features are really needed, how things could be done (get in touch with devs)
- Updates on the proposal talk page. Inform various language communities (via mailing lists, village pumps? int'l pumps on meta/commons? on the largest existing wmwiki in that language?)
- If a project is reviewed and found lacking, reasons should be given. It can update its proposal and resubmit it later for further peer review, or continue as an independent project.
- Closing dormant or unworkable proposals
- Proposals which are judged to be incompatible or unworkable, and not simply incomplete or 'not ready yet', may be merged with other proposals or closed.
- Proposals that have had no activity for over 6 months may be marked as historical; if they after become active, they should go back to past supporters and see if they are still interested in contributing.
- After recognition
- Keep developing the incubator demo until the new project is created—and continue outreach to initial editors and additional language-communities.
- Ensure any domain names are owned by the WMF.
- Devs create the new project and New wikis importers seed it with the incubated content.
- Update the lists and tables on Complete list of Wikimedia projects and Wikimedia projects.
- Advertise it on the mailing lists, and ask to have it added (or add it yourself) to main pages of relevant projects.
Adopting an existing project into Wikimedia
- A Template for such proposals is needed
- A proposal is then open for at least 30 days for comments and questions from the community of Wikimedia projects and the community of the affected existing non-WMF project and committee members. Everyone is welcome to comment on the proposal and encouraged to discuss whether (and in which way) it is a good idea to integrate the project. This is not a vote, and will be assessed by the committee on its merits and chances of flourishing.
- If the community from the existing non-WMF project makes clear that they don't want to become a WMF project, such a proposal will be outright rejected.
- Within 1–2 weeks the committee decides if the proposed project could be a viable Wikimedia project. If appropriate, SPCom will give specific recommendations for improvement, or suggestions for where else the project might find hosting/support.
- < more discussions, consideration, etc., see the general considerations below ... >
- If SPCom thinks a proposal to make a non-WMF wiki a WMF project should be accepted, a recommendation to that effect goes to the Board of Trustees, which has the final say.
- General considerations
- Does the proposal fit into one of the existing projects?
- Would there be side-effects on existing projects?
- All process stages should be public.
- Community comments are welcome at all times.
- SPCom can make other recommendations apart from those specifically mentioned here.
- The committee should help in the implementation of its recommendations as far as possible.