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Why we endorse the Wikimedia Movement Strategic Direction 2017: the Perspective from Wikimedia Taiwan (English Version)[edit]

As a local partner of the Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia Taiwan is willing to endorse the proposed movement strategic direction as published by Wikimedia Foundation. What we imagine for the future of the movement is aligned with the future depicted in the document; especially the aspect of regional Wikimedia conferences that we have been expecting long ago. It is the same shared goal the strategic direction leads to. Therefore, we urge Wikimedia Affiliates all over the world, local communities, and contributors to support such common goals, and collaborate with us in the framework of the shared direction.

In recent years, Wikimedia Taiwan has been actively participating in the global cooperation of the Wikimedia Movement: notably the community's work on gender issues, global photo shooting campaigns such as Wiki Loves Monuments, programs related to Education Outreach, and the WikiProject Medicine. We feel the Wikimedia Movement is still prospering. However, we also have observed some setbacks close to us in eastern Asia: beginning in Hong Kong, we experienced that some nearby affiliates were de-recognized;[1] the government of China not only blocks certain versions of the Wikimedia projects but also endangers the development of certain local communities.[2]

Due to the above observation, we hope that with the new strategic direction, there will be more support for the collaborative action of localization; regardless of financial resources or experiences sharing during other regional conferences. Wikimedians in Taiwan may work closer with partners in neighboring countries, so that we could have the opportunity to make the global movement take into consideration the particular issues when reaching out in local contexts.

In Taiwan, there is a deep bench of IT talents and we have an abundant FLOSS community culture.[3] Meanwhile, our government is following the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN , setting the policy on issues like gender equality, the equality of education opportunities and resources, and boosting international partnerships.[4] We believe that along with the regional conferences of Wikimedia Movement, we will contribute more to the movement.

我們為什麼支持2030策略:來自台灣的看法 (中文版)[edit]

作為維基媒體基金會地方的合作夥伴之一,中華民國維基媒體協會願意支持基金會提出的這份2030運動策略方向。我們對於運動的想像,與文件中所摹畫圖像十分相似,特別是我們期盼已久的地區性維基媒體運動會議,正是朝向這個策略的目標前進。因此我們懇切呼籲各地維基媒體分支組織、地方社群以及志工,能夠支持這樣的共同目標,並且在這樣的願景之下,與我們交流。

近幾年,台灣分會相當積極地參與維基媒體運動的全球合作。例如女性議題的社群與編輯活動、全球性的攝影賽事,還有教育、醫學等專案。我們感受到維基媒體運動仍然在蓬勃發展。不過另一方面,我們也看到了一些挫折:自香港開始,在我們周邊幾個分支組織被除名[1];中國政府封鎖了一些版本的維基百科,並威脅到一些地方社群的發展[2]

基於這些所見,我們希望在新的策略方向下,在地化的聯合行動可以獲得更多的協助,無論是金錢的挹注,或是其他區域會議舉辦經驗的分享。讓台灣的維基人得以與周邊鄰近國家的夥伴們有更緊密的連結,讓運動在地發展時碰到的特殊問題,有機會出現在全球運動策略的考量之中。

台灣擁有一流的資訊人才、豐沛的開源軟體社群文化[3];同時我們的政府在因應聯合國永續發展目標(SDGs)時也提出了鼓勵性別平等、教育機會與資源的公平、促進國際多方夥伴合作的政策[4]。我們相信地區性維基媒體運動會議發展後,我們將可以提供運動更多的貢獻。

註腳 / Footnotes[edit]

  1. a b "Affiliations Committee/MassMessages/De-Recognition of Affiliates with Long-standing Non-Compliance - Meta". meta.wikimedia.org. Retrieved 2017-10-26. 
  2. a b Phillips, Tom (2016-04-28). "China passes law imposing security controls on foreign NGOs". The Guardian (in en-GB). ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-10-26. 
  3. a b "Asia’s Largest Open Source Gathering Brings In More Than 2000". itsfoss.com (in en-US). Retrieved 2017-10-26. 
  4. a b (Taiwan), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (2017-09-18). "Voluntary National Review for SDGs unveiled in New York - Taiwan Today". Taiwan Today. Retrieved 2017-10-26.