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In 2015 I was elected to the Board of Trustees. I want to use this page to monitor and report my agenda and ideas for the movement (feel free to comment in the discussion). Currently (2019), the big arching goals and priorities I see for the Board as major challenges that I would like to help address include:

  • redesigning the Board of Trustees in such a way that every single member is at least really knowledgeable about our communities and understands open source/open collaboration (but also brings top-notch expertise currently needed for the organization to the table),
  • improving the WMF-the communities communication and understanding, as well as communication with the Board (through increasing the role of liaisons, community engagement, and also developing tools for tracking and voting - for instance, I'd love to see a tool where the community members could easily up/down vote urgent issues, questions and ideas).
  • working on talent retention and creating procedures and processes that will allow to both recognize and train new leaders from within our communities, as well as accommodate former leaders boards members etc. as mentors and trainers (this project is something I worked on within the Capacity Building strategic group, and I hope it will continue).
  • Working on ways that make cross-affiliate cooperation easier, as well as make it easier for the community members who do not feel the need to join affiliate organizations to benefit from infrastructures and resources that we have.
  • Increasing our movement collaboration with sister organizations, such as Creative Commons or other F/OSS organizations to at least be able to coordinate actions, if we decide we want to.
  • Working on new forms of the communities' representation in decision-making processes within the movement (some people proposed a "Wiki Senate", I think the idea requires further work).


My initial priorities (June 2015) included:

  • developing procedures and community control mechanisms for SuperProtect tool, Yes check.svg Done
  • developing anti-harassment policies, Yes check.svg Done
  • animating and developing our Advisory Board (possibly splitting it into Expert, Community, and Academic groups), Yes check.svg Done
  • simplifying funding schemes (proven and good programs should get standard default funding from the FDC without the need to write detailed proposals), Symbol wait.svg In progress...
  • including some of the WMF budget in the FDC feedback, Yes check.svg Done
  • introducing community-elected liaisons to improve communication and feedback between the communities and the WMF and the Board, Time2wait.svg On hold
  • creating a list of topics for external researchers and universities to pick (in the areas that WMF research team finds most interesting and promising), allowing external researchers to tap into our data, as well as universities support their Ph.D. candidates and researchers in a more structured way ("GLAM for universities") (added in July, 2015). X mark.svg Not done

In more detail:

Successes:

  • SuperProtect is gone! There have been a number of people who contributed to this success. My part was contacting WMF leadership every month since my appointment, to discuss the possibilities, as well as putting the formal request for status update about SuperProtect to all Board meetings.
  • Following with the Community Advocacy team, I returned to the community-approved widening scope of the Ombudsman Commission, that awaited resolution for 2 years, and, thanks to the support of the Legal Team, proposed the resolution by the Board, which successfully passed.
  • On January 15, 2016 Lila announced that ...the initial draft of the Annual Plan will be submitted using the FDC Format... and will be submitted for the FDC feedback.
  • A lot of anti-harassment work has been initiated (mostly without my input, although I did my best to assist the heavy-lifters whenever I could), and the recent grant from the Craig Newmark Foundation is hopefully going to seal the deal.

Nearly finished:

  • Revamping the Advisory Board is something I've worked over the last months, and after discussions within the group of former AB members, the Board governance committee, community advisors to the BGC, and the Board itself, we've developed a proposed structure that will, hopefully, be discussed during the next Board meeting and restart the thing.

Not finished (yet):

  • simplifying funding schemes (proven and good programs should get standard default funding from the FDC without the need to write detailed proposals),
    While a lot has been done in this direction, the system is not perfect yet - I hope to work more on this after the FDC's meeting in May 2017.
  • introducing community-elected liaisons to improve communication and feedback between the communities and the WMF and the Board,
    After discussing it with the WMF community support team, we've reached a conclusion that this may be an idea to discuss within the wider community, and once we know how the strategy liaisons worked, perhaps we'll have a better insight whether it makes sense or not.
  • creating a list of topics for external researchers and universities to pick (in the areas that WMF research team finds most interesting and promising), allowing external researchers to tap into our data, as well as universities support their Ph.D. candidates and researchers in a more structured way ("GLAM for universities").
    Just not done, in lack of time. I still thing it is a good idea and I hope to be able to work on it in the future.

About me:

I am currently an active user of Polish Wikipedia and one of its administrators, bureaucrats, checkusers, and (rarely) mediators. I am also present on en-wiki and, very sporadically, on commons. Globally, I served as a steward for three terms, as well as an ombudsman. I served as the chair of the Funds Dissemination Committee for 3 terms 2012-2015. In my off-wiki life, I am a (full) professor of management in Poland, studying open collaboration communities.


November 2020[edit]

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Wikimedia Community Logo.svg November 16: The open video call CEE Talk No 4: Strategy 2030 recommendations and initiatives, Round 4 will be held on 19 November at 18:00 (UTC).
OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg November 16–November 30: The 2021 Community Wishlist Survey is open! This survey is the process where communities decide what the Community Tech team should work on over the next year.
Emojione 1F5F3.svg November 2–November 16: Wiki of functions naming contest - second round of voting.
Wikimedia Community Logo.svg November 15: The next Wikimedia Café meeting will be on 15 November at 19:00 UTC. The topic will be the upcoming Global Council.
Wikimedia-logo.svg November 1–November 15: Wikipedia 20 Rapid Grants applications are accepted for birthday celebration events.
Wikimedia Community Logo.svg November 2: The open video call CEE Talk No 3: Strategy 2030 recommendations and initiatives, Round 3 will be held on 5 November at 18:00 (UTC).
Wikimedia Community Logo.svg November 1: Start WAM logo Wikipedia Asian Month 2020 contest and WikiUral 2020 Logo WikiUral 2020 subcompetition with original prizes (Headscarves Russia by Moiseikin.tif, etc.) until November 30, 2020.

October 2020[edit]

Wikimedia Community Logo.svg October 26: The open video call CEE Talk No 2: Strategy 2030 recommendations and initiatives, Round 2 will be held on 29 October at 18:00 (UTC).
Wikimedia-logo.svg October 24: itWikiCon 2020, the Italian language conference about Wikimedia projects, takes place with Katherine Maher, WMF Executive Director, Jimbo Wales, Wikipedia founder and Alessandro Barbero, Italian historian.
Wikimedia Community Logo.svg October 17: The open video call CEE Talk No 1: Strategy 2030 recommendations and initiatives, Round 1 will be held on 22 October at 16:00 (UTC).
Wikimedia Community Logo.svg October 15: Discussion tools has been put into beta testing environment here at metawiki. Also see its help page.
Wikimedia-logo.svg October 15: Sandister Tei of Accra, Ghana was announced as the 2020 Wikimedian of the Year
MediaWiki-notext.svg October 13: A read-only time is scheduled for October 27. During a short period of time, you will be able to read, but not edit, all wikis. Know more about this.
Wikimedia-logo.svg October 2: Wikimedia CEE Online Meeting 2020 takes place from 2–4 October.

September 2020[edit]

Emojione 1F5F3.svg September 15–October 13: You may discuss and vote on a name of an upcoming Wikimedia wiki project for a library of functions.
Wiktionary small.svg September 17: After a thorough assessment of large-scale errors at Malagasy Wiktionary, there is a poll and discussion about deleting the inaccurate material.
Wikimedia Community Logo.svg September 7: Community draft review for the Universal Code of Conduct is going on from September 07 until October 06, 2020. Please review the draft at the UCoC Draft Review page and leave comments and recommendations on the talk page.

August 2020[edit]

Wikipedia-W-bold-in-square.svg August 25: There is currently a request for comment about large scale language inaccuracies on the Scots Wikipedia.

July 2020[edit]

Bulbgraph.svg July 2: Abstract Wikipedia is approved as an official Wikimedia sister project (Announcement).

June 2020[edit]

Wikimedia Community Logo.svg June 23: A community open letter on renaming is published.