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Talk:Wikimedia United States Coalition/Archive 1

Formal name and logo for the US coalition[edit]

Let's discuss what we would like to have for our formal group name and logo.

Round 1 of this discussion will consist of proposals for the name. The tentative deadline is August 31st.

Round 2 of this discussion will be a !vote for the choice of name. The tentative deadline is September 30th.

Round 3 of this discussion will consist of proposals for a formal logo based on the chosen name. The tentative deadline is October 31st.

Round 4 of this discussion will be a !vote for the choice of formal logo. The tentative deadline is November 30th.

Please note that the unofficial logo and name of WALRUS may remain unless someone wishes to start a discussion about changing that name and logo.

Round 1: name proposals with abbreviations (no voting yet)[edit]

  1. United States Wikimedia Collaborative (USWC)
  2. United States Wikimedia Federation (USWF)
  3. Wikimedia United States Alliance (WUSA)
  4. Wikimedia United States Association (WUSA)
  5. Wikimedia United States Coalition (WUSC)
  6. Wikimedia United States Consortium (WUSC)
  7. Wikimedia United States Collaborative (WUSC)
  8. Wikimedia United States Federation (WUF)
  9. Your proposal here (Your abbreviation here)

Round 2: voting for formal name[edit]

This round is not yet open You may cast a support, neutral, or oppose vote for any of the candidate names.

Round 3: logo proposals based on formal name[edit]

This round is not yet open

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This round is not yet open You may cast a support, neutral, or oppose vote for any of the candidate logos.

Applied for Wikimedia Foundation grant - seeking comment and support[edit]

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Since March 2018 I have been Wikimedian in Residence (Wikimedians in Residence Exchange Network) at the University of Virginia. Among other things I organize collaborations with the library. Some notes on my projects are at University of Virginia.

In the above proposal I am assisting some librarians, researchers, and our copyright lawyer in requesting US$15,000 from the Wikimedia Foundation in the November 2018 call for projects as described at Grants:Project. With this money the library would, in summer 2019, develop a tool kit and event package for more libraries to celebrate Public Domain Day and to incorporate Wikimedia engagement into their program. We will be hosting a Public Domain Day event of our own with Wikimedia engagement in January 2019 to get experience before starting the grant funded project.

I am posting this to the WALRUS group because en:2019 in public domain is an unusual event in the United States with a sector of work entering the public domain January 2019, whereas it has been 20 years since this happened because of legal changes. I want this to be an annual holiday for Wikimedians and librarians.

If anyone can sign to support then I appreciate that. If anyone has comments of any kind please post to the talk page. Thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 23:32, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

Regional WALRUS meetup?[edit]

I am attending the ESEAP meetup in Bangkok and got a suggestion that there could be a regional meetup for WALRUS WhisperToMe (talk) 09:21, 29 June 2019 (UTC)