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Review of initial updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process[edit]

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The Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. For 15 years, Wikimedians have worked together to build the largest free knowledge resource in human history. During this time, we've grown from a small group of editors to a diverse network of editors, developers, affiliates, readers, donors, and partners. Today, we are more than a group of websites. We are a movement rooted in values and a powerful vision: all knowledge for all people. As a movement, we have an opportunity to decide where we go from here.

This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve. We hope to design an inclusive process that makes space for everyone: editors, community leaders, affiliates, developers, readers, donors, technology platforms, institutional partners, and people we have yet to reach. There will be multiple ways to participate including on-wiki, in private spaces, and in-person meetings. You are warmly invited to join and make your voice heard.

The immediate goal is to have a strategic direction by Wikimania 2017 to help frame a discussion on how we work together toward that strategic direction.

Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Beginning with this message, monthly reviews of these updates will be sent to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.

Here is a review of the updates that have been sent so far:

More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.

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Overview #2 of updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process[edit]

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As we mentioned last month, the Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve.

Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Each month, we are sending overviews of these updates to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.

Here is a overview of the updates that have been sent since our message last month:

More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, 19:42, 9 March 2017 (UTC) • Please help translate to your languageGet help

Overview #2 of updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process[edit]

Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English. This message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.

As we mentioned last month, the Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve.

Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Each month, we are sending overviews of these updates to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.

Here is a overview of the updates that have been sent since our message last month:

More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, 19:43, 9 March 2017 (UTC) • Please help translate to your languageGet help

2016 Medical Editors[edit]

Hey All. The data looking at medical editor numbers for 2016 across all languages is in here. Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 10:27, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

COI policy[edit]

Hey all. IMO with recent issues within the movement, we would do well to have a clear COI policy.

I have begun drafting here Wiki Project Med/COI Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 20:03, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

World Science Photo Competition 2017[edit]

Hi guys. With Ivo K. from Wikimedia Estonia we are organizing the 2017 edition of commons:Commons:European Science Photo Competition 2015. This year is going to be international, and I am looking for qualified jurors. So far we have a Belgian photographer and a Swiss-Chinese chemistry professor, and I have some options for an astronomer. Is anyone from the academia with some interest in photography or scientific illustration interested? IMHO the best candidates are P.I. or at least some sort of managers or expert postdocs, it would help to show around how good the level is. I think someone in the area of medicine or pharmacology will be more than welcome in the jury.

There are also local committees with special or national prizes, so if you find the money for that, you can arrange them as well. I am organizing the Italian jury for example, but it takes much more time than few afternoons scrolling uploaded files. if enough of you come from the same geographical area (USA, Canada...) you can become a core for a local initiative and I help you to find more local jurors.--Alexmar983 (talk) 12:49, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Internet-in-a-Box store[edit]

Beginning to build an Internet-in-a-Box store. Am beginning to track expenses here. My hope is to have WPMEDF be the seller. Can board members please provide their thoughts here. Hope is that after an initial investment from me the store will be self sufficient financially. The plan is for the devices to be sold at cost. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 16:02, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

I like the idea, a lot. However we would need to:
  1. Define at-cost. It needs to take into account labor (you can assemble 1 for free, but not 1000), and some will inevitably break if we start producing more than just prototypes. We can of course adjust such numbers when we are more aware of what our real costs are, but we'd need to count them in from the start.
  2. We also have to think about how we can publicize this. Is it okay to use the WT:MED-banner? What will Wikipedia-users think of that? Will they be fine with us mentioning it in news-letters if we inform them that there is no profit involved? I know some editors were less than happy about the offline project in its entirety.
  3. Could we set up regional distribution? If we get the assembly easy enough to do I think a number of us would be willing to pitch in, saving transport costs.
  4. Also there is the question that if we can do it, why can't we just provide the documentation on how to build your own internet-in-a-box with Offline Wikipedia?
Thanks, CFCF 💌 📧 17:13, 30 August 2017 (UTC)
Sure so yes "at cost" will change over time as costs change. We track costs per batch and than generate the cost per unit. The first batch will be build by volunteers.
We while worry about regional distribution if sales increase and that becomes necessary.
We already provide documentation regarding how to build your own. You can build your own right now. But as a physician running a health clinic in the developing world or a librarian lets say I DO NOT WANT TO BUILD my own. We are creating the option to buy one pre assembled :-)
Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 17:39, 30 August 2017 (UTC)
  • There is some context for this in an upcoming article in The Signpost at en:Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/OFF NETWORK. It is challenging to concisely describe all the issues associated with documenting, providing, supporting, and selling this device. I think that 100 people are major stakeholders in the development of this project, and any of those people could talk for hours giving a unique perspective. There are details to sort but I do think that Wiki Project Med could sell the device. Blue Rasberry (talk) 17:49, 30 August 2017 (UTC)
  • I support a test run that would allow us to explore feasibility and to get a better handle on costs, performance and user expectations. 100 seems to be a useful number to aim at given the timeline. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 15:13, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

Wikimedians for Disaster Response[edit]

At Wikimania last month, there was a dedicated session on The role of Wikimedia in emergency response, during which the group Wikimedians for Disaster Response was formed, which will probably interact quite a bit with Wiki Project Med. I have started a subpage there to keep track of events focused on disaster response. Contributions most welcome. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 00:46, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

User:Daniel Mietchen you are more than welcome to do this work through WPMEDF. If you want another user group that is fine aswell. I see IIAB as being of key importance to disaster response. We are working on a CDC module for the box by the way. Help with that would be appreciated. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 01:14, 28 September 2017 (UTC)