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How many?[edit]

@Ad Huikeshoven: I think this step may need to wait until it's determined how many representatives each project or group of projects is going to have. --Yair rand (talk) 02:44, 5 February 2021 (UTC)Reply

I agree, it looks like this kind of detailed conversation right now is bound to leave people disappointed. Assertions are made in the page that seem to be objectives of you, rather than actual facts (e.g. "The Global Council will negotiate a service level contract for hosting the wikis with a service provider."). For the time being, I have placed a warning atop the pages that this is a private initiative to lobby for a certain outcome, and that the page seems to contain assertions not based in fact - referring to this talk page. Hopefully that limits some confusions. Effeietsanders (talk) 19:47, 6 February 2021 (UTC)Reply
@Effeietsanders It is a one line summary of Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2018-20/Recommendations/Ensure Equity in Decision-making, and that page details what might be in the contract. Ad Huikeshoven (talk) 21:47, 6 February 2021 (UTC)Reply


Hi Ad Huikeshoven, since you sent out a call for translations, could you clarify the status of this page? Is this a proposal by you personally, by (some part of) the people participating in the global discussion about the global council, or by some other group? --Tgr (talk) 17:21, 8 February 2021 (UTC)Reply

For the status, please so my post to all-affiliates mailing list. Ad Huikeshoven (talk) 09:53, 10 February 2021 (UTC)Reply
@Ad Huikeshoven: That's a private mailing list, the post is not accessible to non-members. --Yair rand (talk) 09:56, 10 February 2021 (UTC)Reply

Post copied below:

Dear representatives of affiliates,

TL;DR List the representative of your affiliate on meta.[1] Reach out to project wikis in your language about the top most prioritized recommendation in the strategy process.

Implementing an Interim Global Council, drafting a Movement Charter, and creating a Global Council came out as the first priority in the Global Conversations (Cluster A) in December 2020.[1] The ideas are based on the strategy recommendation "Ensure Equity in decision making".[2]

As a volunteer I started an initiative in a bottom-up process. I created a very concise page on meta.[3] Part of the text is a one sentence summary of [2]. If anyone can come up with a better summary of the intent of what the Roles & Responsibilities Working Group has been working on for over a year (or two), be-bold, it is a wiki.

The Global Conversations on January 23 and 24 made clear that inclusion of underrepresented voices is on top of the mind of most people.

What I want you to do is to no longer exclude yourself, and start including yourself. I know nearly all of you want to see a Global Council in the future. Establishing an affiliate has been one of your prior steps in self-organization beyond your wiki. The time has come to unite and create a union of wikis and affiliates. There is no other way than to self-organize in a bottom-up process, and involve the onwiki communities now.

Please do list the name of a representative of your affiliate on the page on meta.[3]

Our movement consists of about 900 wikis in the first place. Their voice should be represented on the future Global Council, and not only affiliate voices. The time has come to involve the on wiki contributors, most of which are unaware about anything happening in the Wikimedia movement outside their own wiki. Tell them about the strategy process, and why you find it important to start implementing an Interim Global Council, drafting a Movement Charter, and creating a Global Council.

What I want you to do is to start a discussion on the wikis in your language about:

1) Does your project wiki community support the creation of a Global Council, and support drafting a constitution for the movement?

2) Who will be the representative of your project wiki or affiliate willing to collaborate with representatives of project wikis and affiliates to work on these matters?

This process will take as long as it takes. I visualize a list of 100+ names of affiliate representatives and a list of 100+ links to discussion pages on project wikis by March 14, 2021 (pi-day). Ideas for how you can help are listed on meta.[3]

I hereby assert my rights to what I write here and on meta, based on the inalienable Human Rights enacted in the Universal declaration of human rights.[4] Specifically:

Article 19. Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

Article 20. (1) Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

Article 21. (3) The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.

Article 23. (4) Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.


Ad Huikeshoven




[4] Ad Huikeshoven (talk) 10:28, 10 February 2021 (UTC)Reply