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name of group Iberocoop
virtual location (page-link) or physical location (city/state/country) Iberoconf 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location type (e.g. local wiki, Facebook, in-person discussion, telephone conference) in-person discussion
# of participants in this discussion (a rough count) 36


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?

First session[edit]

Line Theme (refer to key) Question (refer to key) Summary Statement Keywords
1 A 1 Ensure welcoming protocols. welcome, etiquette
2 A 4 Generate protocols to identify and manage harassment scenarios. harrasement
3 A 1 Newcomers increase and retention. newcomers, retention
4 A 4 Build bridges with networks that don't necessarily share our values. partnerships
5 A 3 Don't use Meta-wiki for everything. There are other tools. communication
6 A 4 Promote the [Wikipedia's] 5 pillars. outreach
7 A 3 Wikipedia is not exclusive to Wikimedia, nor vice versa. sister projects
8 A 1 Acquainted newcomers: create in-person and virtual support groups in their communities. newcomers
9 A 4 Proposal: admin accountable for events that affect the creation of contents and a formulation of more explicit/direct official policies. outreach, policies
10 A 3 Generate mechanisms to eliminate community power discrepancies. environment
11 B 3 Decrease bias in Latin American content. bias
12 B 1 As a consequence [of this theme, we will achieve] greater self-knowledge. movement
13 B 1 More support for free software. free software
14 B 1 Inclusion and decision on new technologies. technology
15 B 3 Proposals for the development of technological advances in editing tools and use of projects should be given in a much more consensual way, without one point of view weighing on another. technology, tools
16 B 3 Changes in the interrelation of Wikipedia with other tools that allow free-licensed content are necessary. free, content
17 B 4 Analyze trends on new consumers use to incorporate ideas. newcomers
18 B 4 Expand the admission of free formats in Commons (3D) formats, Commons
19 B 1 How to make technological progress translate into access to knowledge. knowledge
20 B 1 Incorporate artificial intelligence in Wikimedia projects. IA
21 B 4 Importance of developing and promoting Free Open Source Software. free software, open source
22 B 1 Ensure that new technology incorporation doesn't create an access gap -- and serve all people. gap
23 B 1 New technology should facilitate horizontal participation. participation
24 B 4 Explore the possibility of improving machine translation. translation
25 C 4 We must improve communicationally. communications
26 C 4 [More] multilateral events. community
27 C 3 Don't reinvent the wheel: it is necessary to improve and adapt the wheel. innovation
28 C 1 Generate / share documentation. sharing
29 C 1 Inclusion for the community. community
30 C 3 Share the realities of each country. context
31 C 4 Promote criticism of technological development. criticism
32 C 1 Strive for balance between established and new points of view. balance
33 C 3 Look for new, unreached niches for active inclusion. outreach
34 C 1 Efforts to reduce gaps. gaps
35 C 4 Diagnosis of countries/groups to move towards a global movement. diversity
36 C 3 Reduce language barriers: hire translators or volunteers. language
37 C 4 Generate a Wikimedia project focused on traditional knowledge to link it to other Wikimedia projects. traditional knowledge
38 C 3 To demand greater efforts in the projects to confront gaps of lack of (geographical, gender, age, idiomatic) diversity. gaps
39 C 1 Provide the opportunity for the peoples to represent themselves. diversity
40 C 1 Incidence in political discussions to support Internet access. Copyright Reform and Free Internet in all countries. public policies, access
41 C 3 Flexibilize criteria for the use of oral sources. diversity
42 D 1 Look for strategies to engage our critics (and that they don't stay in criticism). criticism
43 D 1 A cultural struggle: collective creation versus classical creation. Overcome this barrier. culture
44 D 4 Expansion of Wikipedia Library, and more regional alliances with allied organizations/universities. partnerships
45 D 4 Filters and controls to have more and better content sources. content
46 D 4 Bifurcating paths with educational centers and integrating new ideas (1 lib-1 ref). education
47 D 4 Communicate Wikipedia mechanisms to avoid fake news. Reinforce these mechanisms. fake news
48 D 1 Expand the editors number and train them. editors
49 D 1 Greater connection between Wikipedias in different languages. Wikipedia, language
50 D 1 To strength Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects as an object of academic studies. academy
51 D 3 Reduce the influence of conflicts of interest with commercial entities. conflict of interest
52 D 1 Increase the existence of open and free access sources. sources
53 E 1 Reduce digital illiteracy. digital literacy
54 E 1 New voices are represented. diversity
55 E 4 Development of free software for minority languages growth. language, free software
56 E 3 Diversity of content: fight intrinsic bias. content, bias
57 E 1 Promote thematic diversity (more topics, if all Pokémons have an article, female writers should have one too). diversity
58 E 4 "Reliability" through alliances with reliable organizations. reliability
59 E 4 Work in the relationship with the educational system, media, free knowledge-advocacy organizations, libraries, museums, archives, and traditional knowledge movements. partnerships
60 E 1 We would achieve a significant improvement in contents quality and quantity, as well as their sources. content, quality, sources

Second session[edit]

The second session was focused on the challenges for Iberocoop initiative and the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) in relation to the themes A and C, the more important ones for the participants.

Line Theme
(refer to key)
(refer to key)
Summary Statement Keywords
61 A 4 [Iberocoop] More proactive role in participation into "contaminated" spaces. environment
62 A 4 [Iberocoop] United front for a fast response to newcomers persecution. newcomers
63 A 4 [Iberocoop] More coordination between chapters and user groups regarding activities. coordination
64 A 4 [Iberocoop] Identify common problems that affect us to be healthy and inclusive communities. environment
65 A 4 [Iberocoop] More activities: volunteer help. activities
66 A 4 [Iberocoop] Promote non-deletion of articles, move articles to user's sandbox or use templates. deletionism
67 A 4 [Iberocoop] Wikipedia should have a more effective policy rather than "do not bite the newcomers". newcomers
68 A 4 [Iberocoop] Alliance between chapters and administrators to monitor edit-a-thons. edit-a-thons
69 A 4 [Iberocoop] Promote a new formal policy consulted with the community. policies
70 A 4 [Iberocoop] Growing the movement is a must. movement
71 A 4 [WMF] Accompaniment of the Foundation from its Support and Safety team. safety, community
72 A 4 [WMF] More linguistic diversity. diversity
73 A 4 [WMF] "Do not bite the newcomers" awareness campaign. newcomers
74 A 4 [WMF] Remember that excessive requirements to articles reduce participation. participation
75 C 4 [Iberocoop] Include minority languages, encourage changes on the Incubator. language
76 C 4 [Iberocoop] Focus on issues related to our mission (public policies). public policies
77 C 4 [Iberocoop] To be a reference in public policies for other organizations. public policies
78 C 4 [Iberocoop] We must have greater position and international presence. globalism
79 C 4 [Iberocoop] Identify groups (working niches). partnerships
80 C 4 [Iberocoop] Promote the sources flexibility in specific subjects (oral tradition). sources
81 C 4 [WMF] More technical tools. tools
82 C 4 [WMF] More resources. resources
83 C 4 [WMF] To be an interlocutor in public policies matters. public policies
84 C 4 [WMF] Specific policies to increase the participation of women and other cultures. diversity
85 C 4 [WMF] New projects aimed at local cultures. cultures

Detailed notes[edit]


Both Strategy sessions were attended by all the conference participants, and led by Jorge Vargas and Marco Correa, with the facilitation of Fernanda Malnis. For the first session, the group was divided into 5 subgroups, as follows:

Group 1

  • Ester Bonet – WUG Wikimujeres
  • Monserrat Boix – WUG Wikimujeres
  • Jorge Gemetto – WM Uruguay
  • Vahid Masrour – WMF
  • Eddie Ávila – Global Voices
  • Jan Gerlach – WMF

Group 2

  • Celio Costa – WUG Community Brasil
  • Laura Fiorucci – WM Spain
  • María Elena – WM Spain
  • María Cruz – WMF
  • Carina Patrón – WM Uruguay
  • Valerio Melo – WUG Brazil

Group 3

  • Carmen Alcázar – WM México
  • Salomón Villacrés – WUG Ecuador
  • Ginevra Sanvitale – WM Italia
  • J. Kadaba – WM Venezuela
  • Mariana Fossatti – WM Uruguay

Group 4

  • Dennis Tobar – WM Chile
  • Rodrigo Barbano – WM Uruguay
  • Iván Martínez – WM México
  • Ivana Lysholm – WM Argentina
  • Galileo Vidoni – WM Argentina
  • Edgar Rosero – WUG Ecuador
  • Óscar Gómez – WUG Colombia
  • Silvia Torres – WUG Colombia
  • María Sefidari – BoT WMF (Spain)
  • Delphine Menard – WMF

Group 5

  • Óscar Costero – WM Venezuela
  • Javier Cañas – Basque WUG
  • Fernanda Do Valle – WUG Wiki Educação Brasil
  • Rodrigo Padula – WUG Wiki Educação Brasil
  • Alejandro Rojas – WUG Colombia
  • Lorenzo Losa – WM Italia
  • Candelaria Laspeñas – FDC (Argentina)