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Global Council-Administration of Wikimedia Movement Organizations and Communities


Thanks for a very good document. I like it, but have one thing that is unclear to me, under this heading. The sentence starting with A committee under the purview of the GC is responsible for managing and advising on the recognition I can not grasp. What0 is being discussed? If it is a dedicated news committee, I believe it should be given a name and be part of the explanations in the supplementary pages. If it is not a new committee, I do not understand what body is being described Yger (talk) 16:57, 2 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

The name is Global Council and is introduced by this Charter. Wargo (talk) 08:30, 4 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
I still do not understand. Global Council can not be a committee under the purview of the Global Council? Yger (talk) 09:36, 4 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Terminology - Organizations vs. bodies


Giving distinct meaning to "Movement Bodies" and "Movement Organizations" seems awfully confusing. So is the WMF being an organization in the movement but not a Movement Organization. Tgr (talk) 13:38, 4 April 2024 (UTC)Reply



Por vezes o título em inglês Wikimedia Movement Bodies é traduzido como "Órgãos do Movimento Wikimedia" e por vezes é utilizado "Entidades do Movimento Wikimedia", acredito que precisamos chegar a um consenso de tradução para garantir integridade ao documento. Alebasi24 (talk) 20:55, 13 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for this note, Alebasi24. We worked with the Movement Communications team and their translators group in translating the Movement Charter documents. Suggestions for improvement could be directed through my colleague Manar Yacoub Criner, who is liaising with them. Cheers, RamzyM (WMF) (talk) 07:21, 15 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Unambiguous definition of "Wikimedia Movement"


Under Global Council, Purpose is being written: "The Global Council (GC) is the representative strategic body of the Wikimedia Movement. It empowers community participation in decision-making to better guide a coherent and visionary approach to advance free knowledge." In other provisions of the Movement Charter the Wikimedia Movement is being described as including (among others) the Wikimedia Foundation. In this provision however it seems that with Wikimedia Movement only the volunteering contributors are being meant. What precisely is being meant could (and should) be defined more precise. Keep up and a big hand for the loads of work being done, VanArtevelde (talk) 11:16, 25 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Global Council seat distribution


There is currently no suggestion on how to distribute the seats in the Global Council. I thought about this and would suggest a model like the following:

There are two equal parts in the Global Council one consists of group representatives and one of people elected by the community in regional elections.

Group representatives:

  • Two representatives per hub.
  • One representative per chapter.
  • Three representatives for projects with more than 20,000 active monthly users. (Activity as defined for stats.wikimedia.org)
  • Two representatives for projects with more than 10,000 active monthly users.
  • One representative for projects with more than 5,000 active monthly users.
  • One representative for each group they are in a list of groups. The list needs to be defined but examples on what the group could include: Stewards, Volunteer MediaWiki developers, ...
  • One representative per user group that was approved to get a seat. This needs some criteria on how to approve them to be eligible for a seat. Criteria could be very large and active user groups and user groups they represent some minorities.

The group representatives have to be elected by the group members.

Regional elections:

  • There are separate elections in every region. The regions are the eight currently existing grant regions.
  • The seats per region are calculated by taking into account the share of the world population of this region and the share of active users from this region equally.

GPSLeo (talk) 08:26, 28 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

MCDC Ambassadors Program contribution


Hey guys! Thank you for all your work. I'm part of the MCDC Ambassadors Program for the brazilian community and I made some posts on the Movement Strategy Forum, as well as on Diff. You can check specifically this one that mentions the Movement Bodies topic and the Global Council. Tnx! Alebasi24 msg 00:45, 1 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Here's another one that I think you should check. Toodaloo! Alebasi24 msg 01:58, 1 May 2024 (UTC)Reply