|Universal Code of Conduct Research and Consultations|
Drafting of the Universal Code of Conduct for the Wikimedia movement is underway! Community draft review for phase 1 is going on from September 07 - until October 06, 2020. Please review the draft created by a joint volunteer/staff committee at the UCoC Draft Review page and leave comments and recommendations on the talk page.
উইকিমিডিয়া আন্দোলনের প্রয়োজন নৈতিক নির্দেশিকাসমূহর একত্রিত রূপ
সম্মিলিতভাবে আমরা এমন এক বিশ্বের কথা ভেবেছি যেখানে সমস্ত জ্ঞানে সব মানুষের থাকবে অবাধ প্রবেশাধিকার। বিভিন্ন সময় আমাদের সম্প্রদায় এবং প্রকল্পের অবদানকারীরা নির্দেশিকার অভাব থাকার ফলে ভুক্তভোগী হয়েছে। এই নির্দেশিকা আমাদের সবাইকে শুধু একত্রীতই রাখবে না, একইসাথে এমন এক পরিবেশ তৈরিতে সাহায্য করবে যেখানে উন্মুক্ত জ্ঞান নির্ভয়ে নিরাপদে ভাগাভাগি করে নেওয়া যায়। এই লক্ষ্যে সামনে এগিয়ে যাওয়ার জন্য আমাদের নিশ্চিত করতে হবে যেন সবাই আমাদের প্ল্যাটফর্মে জ্ঞান ভাগ করে নিতে এসে স্বচ্ছন্দ এবং স্বাগত বোধ করে।
আমরা গুরুত্বপূর্ণ জ্ঞান থেকে বঞ্চিত হয়েছি কারণ অনেকে আমাদের পরিবেশে স্বচ্ছন্দ এবং নিরাপদ বোধ করেনি। There has been talk about the need for a global set of conduct rules in different communities over time. These guidelines can help build a constructive and inclusive environment that encourages sharing free knowledge. This page describes the background, potential benefits, and timeline for a proposed universal code of conduct.
The universal code of conduct will apply to all of us - staff and volunteers alike, all around the globe. It will function as a tool to harmonize the many existing behavioural policies and guidelines in the Wikimedia movement.
Communities work in highly varied contexts and we value this diversity. No code of conduct will be able to cover every situation and issue. Building on the approach taken for the BLP policy it aims to provide a basic level of norms that everyone working on the projects will be asked to follow and build upon. This will help all of us to safeguard Wikimedians from abuse, harassment or similar experiences on Wikimedia platforms.
Wikidata, Commons, Wikipedias, Wiktionaries, Wikisources and other projects already represent a vast and valuable collation of knowledge. They also host many different approaches and systems to guide communities of online volunteers on behavioral issues. Many amazing people have put in countless hours, not only to create the content but also to help communities thrive in this context. They have already created a rich collection of knowledge on norms and policies for online work. Yet, more than half of Wikipedias, for example, currently do not have behavioral policies guiding their self-governance.
As per the Community Insights report (2018), 40% of over 250 people surveyed reported that the existing conduct policies on various Wiki projects needed "Quite a bit" or "A lot" of improvement in order to be effective, while 48% reported the amount of improvement required to be "A little" or "None". Also, about 22% of Wikimedians reported avoiding Wikimedia projects for one to three days because they felt unsafe while contributing to the projects.
আন্দোলন থেকে আচরণগত নীতিমালার প্রতিফলন এবং শিখন
Over the years, many of the larger Wiki communities have developed nuanced sets of behavioral/conduct policies that promote and encourage a friendly environment within the projects. The universal code of conduct learns from those existing policies. Larger communities can use this universal code of conduct to review and polish their existing policies by seeing the bigger picture around the movement. New communities and communities that have only started to develop their own policies can look at the code of conduct for guidance and take it as a baseline until they have developed their own set of rules to build upon it.
The Trust & Safety Team has gathered behavioural policies and guidelines from all Wikimedia projects, all the languages, and all the communities, and aims to combine them into one large framework of globally accepted behavioural policies across Wikimedia movement. Any suggestions for the universal code of conduct are rooted in this work. Looking at the final version of the code of conduct, hopefully, will see something new which they can further develop and adapt.
The universal code of conduct aims to serve as the reference point for all behavioural guidelines in practice across the movement.
The T&S team presented the idea of a universal code of conduct at the Wikimania 2019 in Stockholm and the CEE meeting in Belgrade. Community members engaged actively in discussions and came up with strong ideas for making the project more comprehensive. Community members shared their thoughts on elements they would like to see in the universal code of conduct and elements that should be kept away. The T&S team collected feedback from both the conferences in written format. The team and the community also brainstormed on possible ways of collaboration and doing collective work on the project.
This will be followed by a public consultation soon. These active interactions will facilitate the influx of wide-ranging ideas and novel perspectives which will help us in making the universal of conduct more robust and inclusive.
একটি চলমান প্রক্রিয়া
- Wikipedias and active sister projects
- Building on the work of the 19 preliminary community consultations, we will be launching on-wiki outreach to every language project, with discussions facilitated on as many projects as possible where a discussion has not already occurred.
- Where active, Arbitration Committees in our larger communities will be formally contacted, given space to outline concerns, and supported to talk with their communities.
- We will conduct focused outreach to affiliates, including surveys and interviews, resources, and assistance in bringing the topic to their membership
- Formation of a Drafting committee.
The Draft UCoC has been prepared by a hybrid volunteer/staff Drafting Committee, working from the baseline document of the Contributor’s Covenant as recommended by the Movement Strategy Community Health Working Group. This committee reviewed feedback and research, and wwas facilitated by a dedicated staff team outside of Trust & Safety. The committee’s draft was posted on Meta on September 7, and the comment period is now open. The Drafting Committee will review comments, and make neccessary changes before a finalized version is sent to the Board.
- Join the discussion at the UCoC Draft review
|Wikimedia early community outreach||Date|
|Publish a summary of local language consultations||June 15|
|Affiliate outreach: surveys and interviews||June 15 - end of July|
|Large communities: Arbitration Committees and feedback from local on-wiki discussions compiled||Late July|
|Medium and smaller communities: Outreach completed, and feedback compiled.||Late July|
|Wikimedia Foundation Staff Research: Survey completed and summarized||Late July|
|Drafting stages and community review||Date|
|Call for Participation - Drafting Committee||July 1|
|Application period closes||July 15|
|Drafting committee selected||July 17|
|Reading Period - Committee reviews research, consultation summaries, and previous discussions||July 17 - 31|
|Drafting Committee: Active Drafting Stage||August 1 - September 6|
|UCoC Draft: Community comment period||September 7 - October 6|
|Committee Revision period: final draft revised in light of community comments||October 6 - October 12|
|Final stage: UCoC Draft delivered to Board of Trustees for review with links to community comments||October 13|
Over the coming years, our communities will grow and evolve. We are not only a knowledge institution but also a learning institution, therefore, we will continue to find ways to integrate new concepts and improvements into the code of conduct. The movement will want to review the Universal code of conduct at regular intervals in order to keep it relevant and efficient.
A similar question goes for the enforcement of the guidelines once they are drafted. The Wikimedia movement is run by the communities, therefore they remain the prime authority to roll out the guidelines. As per the current plan, the responsibility of enforcement will be handled by the communities and administrators of various wiki projects. Enforcement of the Universal Code of Conduct will be the subject of a second phase of this project, currently scheduled to be discussed from September through December 2020.
We want to grow and thrive together - we hope with your input we will create a code of conduct that will help our movement advance.
সম্প্রদায়কে দৃঢ়ভাবে উৎসাহিত করা হচ্ছে যেন তারা আচরণগত নীতিমালা বিষয়ক তাদের অভিজ্ঞতা, ধারণা এবং শিখনফল আমাদের সাথে নিয়মিত ইমেইল বা [$Space উইকিমিডিয়া স্পেসের] মাধ্যমে ভাগাভাগি করে নেয়।
Below, these proposals are not from the Wikimedia Foundation. These are individual proposals from specific users.