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Report of activities for 2016[edit]

We are finished our report of activities for 2016 which can be read here. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 02:19, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Looks terrific! TylerDurden8823 (talk) 19:58, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

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

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

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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Thoughts on Strategy[edit]

Our goal is of course to get high quality health care information out to everyone in a format and language they can use. A few thoughts:

1) Expanding community: We have had some amazing collaborations with translators, technical people, and educational institutions, to release of content under open licenses from a number of organizations, to a small increase in long term editors from certain organizations. How do we build on this?

Create strategic partnerships

2) Content: Our content continues to grow. Older stats here. Am looking for someone with technical abilities to help with updates. Hope is Ladsgroup will take over from Andrew West whose other commitments have increased. This data is required to track hard endpoints.

3) Access: One of our great successes this past year has been the offline medical apps. The EN version just passed 100K downloads and the Arabic version 10K. I am currently travelling in the Philippines and the need for offline content is incredible here. Even if one is willing and able to pay for internet / cellular data it simply does not work much / most of the time outside of major cities. And when it does it is so slow. What can we do to increase awareness regarding the apps existence? Improvements are ongoing on the technical side by WMCH.

4) Organization: In the coming year my hope is that we can strength the admin and financial capabilities of our organization. Part of this will involved recruiting a pro bono lawyer. Others will involve updating our by-laws to make them function better for an organization of our geographical distribution. This will allow us to raise money (which may help with programming work).

Others thoughts? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 08:40, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

Measurable goals[edit]

(important to keep in mind that not all that is important can be measured)

  1. Increased amounts of press
  2. Content release
  3. Number of translated medical articles
  4. Conferences attended / spoken at
  5. ...

Movement Strategy for the coming 15 years[edit]

Hey All. Am working to help facilitate discussion and creation of the movement strategy. Here is some background information for the process. As we are one of the most active WikiProjects I believe that we have a lot to potentially contribute to this process. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 17:20, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

Wikimania, Montreal, Aug 9th to 13th[edit]

Hey All. Have submitted a proposal for a talk to give an overview of our ongoing efforts.[1] Please attend if able. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 06:33, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

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.

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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

Wiki 4 Coop[edit]

Hello everyone,

I come to you to invite to re-read the submission of a new partnership project between the Wikimedia movement and the Belgian NGOs. The project is titled Wiki 4 Coop and I invite you to discover its submission page on Meta-Wiki. Do not hesitate to endorse the project if you like it and even correct my English if you have a little time. A beautiful end of day for all of you, Lionel Scheepmans Contact French native speaker, sorry for my dysorthography 11:33, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

User:Lionel Scheepmans what sorts of medical content do they have? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 17:35, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
Hi Doc James nice to meet you again. Do you remember me ? I met you in Italy where we had a short discussion after a speach. Check here my picture if needed.
For your question, I don't know all the contain right now, but I can already say : photos, video and courses text of Nursing, childbirth, caesarean section. Every thing made in a University level and quality. More details will come soon. But welcome to endorse the grant. I'm not sure if my NGO will spend time and energy for Wikimedia Project without a financial compensation. They have internal solution to share their knowledge by their own internet web sides with non commercial licence witch is incompatible contain for wikimedia movement... Lionel Scheepmans Contact French native speaker, sorry for my dysorthography 15:35, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
Yes of course. Agree further content related to nursing and childbirth would be great. Are they willing to drop the NC license? That is often the greatest barrier to collaboration.
If they are willing there are a number of Wikipedians who are more than happy to help with the uploading to Commons and integration into WP. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 00:03, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
As you point, the big deal will be contacting all authors and asking about the commercial use. For non commercial web site (mainly agronomic subjects), I've already contacted Emmanuel to know if N.C. site could be share and include on zim packages proposed by kiwix app. Let we see. The other big job will be to tag all files uploaded. For the rest, yes help form the community is welcome. If you can narrow the place were I can contact online volunteers, your are welcome. Lionel Scheepmans Contact French native speaker, sorry for my dysorthography 08:54, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
Okay so are they willing to release the content under an open license? (ie drop the NC) That will be a requirement for effective collaboration. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 12:55, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
Hi Doc James, we are still discussing on this point. But I'm pretty sure that it will be ok. I've just receive today the information that all the contain of these website produced by my NGO and listed on this page (click on the blue buble 01) will drop the NC. That's already a big steep for wikimed because there is university contain about virology and neurophysiology than we can import to Wikiversity. I keep you informed for the rest. Do not hesitate to manifest your interest on the grant page, that could be good to inform the committee about it. Lionel Scheepmans Contact French native speaker, sorry for my dysorthography 09:52, 29 March 2017 (UTC)
Clicked though some of it. Are there many pictures? Can you provide links to some of the pictures that will hopefully soon be under an open license? Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 13:28, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

We invite you to join the movement strategy conversation (now through April 15)[edit]

05:00, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

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)

Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections[edit]

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On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee, I am pleased to announce that self-nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Elections.

The Board of Trustees (Board) is the decision-making body that is ultimately responsible for the long-term sustainability of the Wikimedia Foundation, so we value wide input into its selection. More information about this role can be found on Meta-Wiki. Please read the letter from the Board of Trustees calling for candidates.

The candidacy submission phase will last from April 7 (00:00 UTC) to April 20 (23:59 UTC).

We will also be accepting questions to ask the candidates from April 7 to April 20. You can submit your questions on Meta-Wiki.

Once the questions submission period has ended on April 20, the Elections Committee will then collate the questions for the candidates to respond to beginning on April 21.

The goal of this process is to fill the three community-selected seats on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. The election results will be used by the Board itself to select its new members.

The full schedule for the Board elections is as follows. All dates are inclusive, that is, from the beginning of the first day (UTC) to the end of the last.

  • April 7 (00:00 UTC) – April 20 (23:59 UTC) – Board nominations
  • April 7 – April 20 – Board candidates questions submission period
  • April 21 – April 30 – Board candidates answer questions
  • May 1 – May 14 – Board voting period
  • May 15–19 – Board vote checking
  • May 20 – Board result announcement goal

In addition to the Board elections, we will also soon be holding elections for the following roles:

  • Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC)
    • There are five positions being filled. More information about this election will be available on Meta-Wiki.
  • Funds Dissemination Committee Ombudsperson (Ombuds)
    • One position is being filled. More information about this election will be available on Meta-Wiki.

Please note that this year the Board of Trustees elections will be held before the FDC and Ombuds elections. Candidates who are not elected to the Board are explicitly permitted and encouraged to submit themselves as candidates to the FDC or Ombuds positions after the results of the Board elections are announced.

More information on this year's elections can be found on Meta-Wiki. Any questions related to the election can be posted on the election talk page on Meta-Wiki, or sent to the election committee's mailing list, board-elections(at)wikimedia.org.

On behalf of the Election Committee,
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Joe Sutherland, Community Advocate, Wikimedia Foundation

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Upcoming "420 collaboration"[edit]

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You are invited to participate in the upcoming

"420 collaboration",

which is being held from Saturday, April 15 to Sunday, April 30, and especially on April 20, 2017!

The purpose of the collaboration, which is being organized by WikiProject Cannabis, is to create and improve cannabis-related content at Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects in a variety of fields, including: culture, health, hemp, history, medicine, politics, and religion.


Wiki Project Med participants may be particularly interested in the following categories:
Category:Cannabis and health and Category:Medicinal use of cannabis.


For more information about this campaign, and to learn how you can help improve Wikipedia, please visit the "420 collaboration" page.

-Another Believer (talk) 20:42, 10 April 2017 (UTC)