The Wikimedia movement is the totality of people, activities and values which revolve around Wikimedia sites and projects:
- a collection of values shared by individuals (freedom of speech, knowledge for everyone, community sharing etc.);
- a collection of activities (conferences, workshops, wikiacademies etc.);
- a collection of organizations (Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia chapters etc.), as well as some free electrons (individuals without chapters) and similar-minded organizations.
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- a collection of activities around Wikimedia projects:
- Wikipedia, in more than 277 language versions,
- other content related wikis, such as Wikisource, Wikibooks or Wikidata,
- 'backstage' wikis or organisational wikis, such as this Meta-Wiki,
- conferences, workshops, wikiacademies etc. (offline activities);
- a collection of organizations, as well as some free electrons (individuals acting outside any group) and similar-minded organizations:
The Wikimedia Foundation
The owner of the trademark Wikimedia is the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF). Linked to the WMF are the Wikimedia Foundation's own organs and committees:
- advisory board
- Independent Committees installed by the WMF board
More generally speaking, Wikimedia stakeholders may also be part of the Wikimedia movement, i.e. readers of Wikimedia content, donors, schools, GLAM, similar-minded institutions, and companies co-operating with the Wikimedia Foundation or other Wikimedia organizations.
- thread on foundation-l mailing list, started by Anthere, where the term and concept was launched. and the
- Scaling up: can Wikimedia Become A 300 Million People Movement By 2020? (about minute 4), Eloquence's speech at Wikimania 2009.