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Movement partners[edit]

Hello! The concept of movement partners is mentioned in a few places but historically AffCom pages have avoided linking to the page discussing this concept because it is a draft. I put some links in some places because I had a need to discuss the concept.

If anyone feels like developing the page then I would encourage them to do so. The concept has been around since 2012 and the model is already being used to some extent, so I think it is fair to have some active links to this concept. Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:00, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Interesting. If Affcomm has objections to organziations like Wikimedia user groups/Applications/Tec de Monterrey Wiki Learningas one of the three types of affiliations, they should look more closely at this option.Thelmadatter (talk) 20:37, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
Movement partners model is designed for international nonprofits doing work outside of the Wikimedia movement that compliment our goals. Generally those entities already have existing working relationships with WMF - so there has not been the level of urgency to address this model, and it seems very unlikely to me that Tec de Monterrey Wiki Learning would qualify as an international nonprofit doing work outside of the Wikimedia world. It is more meant for entities like Freenode, Internet Archives, etc. However, the model is not yet developed enough to offer a really good description, so I am reacting mostly based on gut and basic understanding as it exists now. I would also note that AffCom has not spoken to the Tec de Monterrey Wiki Learning application at all yet, so assuming there will be objections seems like a rather negative starting point and also implies that you believe you are putting something before us that you believe we will object with - which again seems like a negative way to start things. I recognize why you might come to these conclusions, but we try to review each application anew, and I encourage you to do the same. There is a reason we encourage people to re-apply - and it's not just so we can auto-reject. Only four applications have completed the affiliations process and not been approved (three were later approved in some form btw) - it is not something AffCom or the WMF Board does lightly or enjoys doing. --Varnent (talk)(COI) 18:00, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
AffCom has not yet developed this model or officially rolled it out. We will do so once we feel the rollout of user groups and thematic organizations is completed. --Varnent (talk)(COI) 17:40, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Wiki Learning[edit]

I would like to know if there has been any progress on this application Wikimedia user groups/Applications/Tec de Monterrey Wiki Learning. I know you had a meeting at the end of January. Thank you.Thelmadatter (talk) 17:26, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

We are actively reviewing this application as we complete our tasks stemming from the January meeting. The contacts for the application will hear back from us once there is an update. --Varnent (talk)(COI) 17:41, 14 February 2015 (UTC)