Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/Sources/Cycle 2/Chinese Community - Individual interviews

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What group or community is this source coming from?

Name of group Chinese Wikipedia Community
Virtual location (page-link) or physical location (city/state/country) Social Platform (QQ, WeChat, Facebook, Telegram)
Location type (e.g. local wiki, Facebook, in-person discussion, telephone conference) Social Platform
# of participants in this discussion (a rough count) About 8-10 (Two of the participants only shared their concern about the censorship issue in China, did not respond the questions directly)

Summary[edit]

This is the summary of the conversations in the Chinese community.

Theme key
  1. Healthy, inclusive communities
  2. The augmented age
  3. A truly global movement
  4. The most trusted source of knowledge
  5. Engaging in the knowledge ecosystem
Questions key
  1. What impact would we have on the world if we follow this theme?
  2. How important is this theme relative to the other 4 themes? Why?
  3. Focus requires tradeoffs. If we increase our effort in this area in the next 15 years, is there anything we’re doing today that we would need to stop doing?
  4. What else is important to add to this theme to make it stronger?
  5. Who else will be working in this area and how might we partner with them?
Line Theme (refer to key) Question (refer to key) Summary Statement Keywords
1 A 1 In order to follow this theme, we have to emphasise that Code of Conduct and Friendly Space Policy in the community, to provide a healthy environment to the volunteers/newcomers, then they would be more willing to stay in the community and share their knowledge. Community, Healthy,

Willingness

2 A 1 By having the inclusive community, the small groups (Minority) can also share their knowledge with the others, and it will increase the quantity and quality of the resources on Wiki. Quantity, Quality
3 A 1 With more knowledge on Wiki, then Wikipedia can be the platform/database for the knowledge of all mankind. Platform
4 A 2 It is important as it provides the opportunity for the minority to share their knowledge. Their knowledge is also important to us! Sharing
5 A 2 At this moment, some Wikipedians feel like that they are excluded from the community, due to the lack of inclusiveness. Inclusive
6 A 2 It is important to have a healthy environment, so the volunteers will stay , and we as a community can have them contribute to us, and help us grow. Contribution
7 A 3 We should stop excluding the minority. Now some wikipedians think that the Foundation only focuses on North America and Europe, as the Foundation has invested so much money and effort to develop in these regions, and they should include the minority as well. Minority
8 A 3 We should stop admitting that English is the official language in the community. Even though many people in the Community speak English, and communicate in English, there are many languages spoken in the community as well. We should admit that the other languages are also important, and try to encourage people to embrace their own language. (Maybe we can admit that Chinese is one of the official languages as well?) Language Barrier
9 A 3 We should stop arguing. Arguments will do no good in the whole community, and we can try to work on the issues, instead of arguing and blaming the others. It is very unhealthy for the development of the community. Argument, Unhealthiness
10 A 4 Should we emphasise the idea of having Friendly Space Policy? Not only for the offline community (Meeting/Conference), but also for the Internet. Friendly Space Policy
11 A 4 Should we also emphasise the diversity of the whole community, to attract the newcomers to join us? Diversity
12 A 5 The Wikimedia Foundation should be the one who leads all the others to support all over the world. Leadership
13 C 1 Then more and more people will use Wikipedia, and the contents may be professionalised at the end. (For academic purpose). People can actually use it for academic references one day. Professionalisation
14 C 1 Global movement is always one of the goals the community wants to achieve. Some regions are not familiar with Wiki right now, and supporting the groups from the mentioned regions can help us spread the knowledge. Global
15 C 2 Including the minority can bring us new knowledge. Minority
16 C 3 We should stop focusing on English Wikipedia only. Right now the Foundation is spend way too much time and money and resources for the development of the English Wikipedia. Some other groups need resources as well. Development
17 B 2 By having new technology actually helps the issue about Human Resources, which means that the Foundation does not spend so much time and money to work for them, but technology helps the work be done in a more easy way. Technology
18 B 3 WMF should spend more time and money for the AI development. It will help us with correcting the new entry on Wiki. AI
19 B 4 We should also mention mobility in the next 15 years. What will it be like in the next 15 years? Mobility will definitely increase and we should be prepared for it. Mobility
20 D 4 The community should seek for cooperation with other organisation, which share the same mission and value as Wiki. Cooperation
21 B 3 It might be difficult for us to predict the development of technology in the next 15 years as the it is developing very fast, maybe it is more reasonable for us to predict the situation for the next 5 years. Technology, Development
22 E 4 The community needs to think about the role of Wikimedia movement in the knowledge ecosystem. Role
23 A 1 Collecting different kinds of knowledge is one of our goals in the community. By having a healthy and inclusive community, then we can include different kinds of knowledge. Community
24 B 2 By studying the development of technology nowadays, we can see that the role of technology will be more and more important to us in the future, and it is necessary for us to invest more time and resources to develop technology. Technology,

Development

25 C 5 We should invite academic institutions to cooperate with us, to seek for the partnership. academic institutions, partnership
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