I wanted to share some exciting news with you from movement strategy: the first version of the movement strategy recommendations document has been published on Meta; please take a moment to read through and review them.
Our movement is the sum of its parts. Each member brings to it invaluable skills, expertise, and ideas to capture, collect, and share free knowledge. And every single contribution made by every community member from the beginning has helped us grow into the global, diverse, and unique Movement we are today. In 2017, we set about building the future we want, together. Now, with this document, we have a framework for how we can bring to life our vision of becoming the essential infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge.
Review the recommendations
These recommendations are the result of 18 months of dedicated analysis of our movement, in-depth discussions with community members and stakeholders about our future, and research into how we can improve the way we do things. The working groups, writing teams and strategy liaisons have all invested an enormous amount of energy into this, and I want to wholeheartedly thank each and every person who contributed to creating this content.
I would like to encourage everyone to read this work. It includes 13 recommendations (condensed from 89), principles that drive these, an outline of how these recommendations work together, as well as an overview of the process and next steps.
The core of this material is online in Arabic, English, French, German, Hindi, Portuguese, and Spanish. We also have an overview available in Catalan, Dutch, Farsi, Hebrew, Polish, and Russian that offers a condensed introduction to the recommendations material.
In order to produce a final document that is representative of and relevant to the diverse communities as well as groups and organizations that make up our movement, we are calling on everyone to review the recommendations and share their thoughts on these. Specifically, we encourage you to look at what impact these recommendations might have on you and your group or community’s context. Discussions are happening on-wiki in many languages and platforms as well as inside movement groups and structures.
This round of community conversations will run until the first week of March. After this five week period, the Core Team will publish a summary report of input from across affiliates, online communities, and other stakeholders for public review before the recommendations are finalized. The input will play a significant role in finalizing the strategy document and moving us towards discussions around implementation.
You will find more information about the process in the FAQs, and please direct any additional questions or remarks to the respective meta pages.
I am honored to share this and am looking forward to insights from across the movement over the next few weeks.