Movement Charter/Community Consultation/Archive

This page documents past community consultations about the content of the Movement Charter during its development process by the Movement Charter Drafting Committee (MCDC).

April 2023 ratification methodology community review edit

Video presentation (21 minutes) summarizing the ratification proposal, from a community conversation in April 2023.

Goals edit

The Movement Charter needs to be ratified by the communities in order to be accepted by the Wikimedia movement. For this purpose, the Movement Charter Drafting Committee (MCDC) has prepared an early draft proposal for the ratification methodology. The draft methodology will undergo a community review from April 10 to 28, 2023. After the community review, the MCDC will analyze the feedback and share an updated version.

Community conversations edit

The MCDC will host 3 conversations with the communities to hear their early input on the methodology used to ratify the Wikimedia Movement Charter. Each call will last about 90 minutes and will include a 10-15 minute introduction about the purpose of the call and a light presentation of the proposed ratification methodology by an MCDC member, followed by the discussion of open questions.

The organizing team invites everyone interested in joining the calls to sign up by April 16, 2023. Your early sign-up will help us to organize the language support. Language interpretation will be provided if at least 3 (three) people expressed interest to participate in the following languages: Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian and Spanish. Please comment below if you need interpretation support and into what language.

Dates and time edit

The discussions will be held on Zoom. Links to the meeting will be posted here 48 hours before the meeting. The calls will not be recorded. Participation via video or audio is not required; participants may engage using text chat.

Community conversation hours edit

Community conversation #1 edit

List of attendees:

  1. Arabic language support needed--Abbad (WMF) (talk) 12:49, 4 April 2023 (UTC).[reply]
  2. RamzyM (WMF) (talk) 16:29, 4 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  3. User:Arcuscloud (talk) 21.55, 4 April 2023 (UTC)
  4. Nada kareem22 (talk) 13:09, 7 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Uncle Bash007 (talk) 16:41, 9 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Onwuka Glory (talk)
  7. ~GѦrLξn JѲ (talk) 19:32, 10 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Christoph Jackel (WMDE) 12:25, 11 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Gilbert Ndihokubwayo (talk) 04:18, 12 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Olugold (talk) 06:42, 12 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Akwugo (talk) 12:50, 12 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Iwuala Lucy (talk) 19:47, 12 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  13. bangla language support needed-- জয়শ্রীরাম সরকার (talk) 13:09, 13 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  14. Chinmayee Mishra (talk) 13:29, 13 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  15. Akbarali (talk) 14:33, 13 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  16. Voting for Bangla language support - Shabab Mustafa (talk) 21:41, 13 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  17. Bangla language support needed. —Yahya (talkcontribs.) 21:50, 13 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  18. Bajoga2021 (talk) 23:27, 13 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  19. Bangla language support needed. Aishik Rehman (talk) 08:46, 14 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  20. Bangla language support needed. —MdsShakil (talk) 08:53, 14 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  21. বাংলা (Bangla) ভাষায় দোভাষী-সুবিধা যোগ করা হোক। ≈ MS Sakib  «TalK» 08:55, 14 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  22. ··· 🌸 Rachmat04 · 11:19, 14 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  23. --BHARATHESHA ALASANDEMAJALU (talk) 19:06, 14 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  24. Indonesian language support needed. Empat Tilda (talk) 13:32, 17 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  25. Cimon Avaro (talk) 09:00, 18 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  26. Zblace (talk) 10:04, 18 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  27. DeirgeDel tac 10:25, 18 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Community conversation #2 edit

List of attendees:

Conversation hour with Committees and Stewards edit

Please note that this hour will be exclusively dedicated to stewards and members of movement committees (like the Affiliations Committee, Leadership Development Working Group and others).

List of attendees:

What’s expected from participants? edit

Please kindly get acquainted with the proposed ratification methodology here before the conversation hour. There are six questions that the Movement Charter Drafting Committee requests your input on, but all questions and feedback are welcomed as well.

November-December 2022 consultation edit

The community consultation to collect feedback on the draft of the first three sections of the Movement Charter is taking place between November 20 and December 18, 2022. Feedback can be shared in different ways and in the language you prefer:

Ask Me Anything on Movement Charter sessions edit

With the goal of ensuring that anyone interested is well informed to fully participate in the conversations and are empowered to contribute their perspective on the Movement Charter, three Ask Me Anything about Movement Charter sessions were organized, scheduled for different time zones. These sessions took before the community consultation period.

The sessions are for anyone interested in learning about the Movement Charter: Goal, purpose, why it matters to a Wikimedian as well as communities, and what impact it has. Members of the MCDC will be present to answer any questions on the Charter you might have and receive feedback. All three sessions follow the same structure and program.

  • Everyone can join the call (via Zoom), no registration needed.
  • Access links for calls will be shared 48 hours before on this page
  • Engage as you like: speaking up, writing, or just listening.
  • Event language is English, simultaneous interpretation available (depending on the call)
  • Only the presentation of the session is recorded and shared afterwards, no recording of conversations
  • For a welcoming space for everyone, constructive communication is expected by everyone (Universal Code of Conduct applies)

Ask Me Anything #1: Asia-Pacific edit

Ask Me Anything #2: Europe/MENA/Sub Saharan Africa edit

Ask Me Anything #3: Western Europe/North and South America edit

  • Date and time: Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 15:00-16.30 UTC (your local time)
  • (Exact same timing as session #2 listed above, yes)
  • Language interpretation: Spanish, Portuguese
  • Notes from the session

Community consultation edit

For the regional conversations, please observe the following points:

  • Everyone can join the call (via Zoom/Google Meet), no registration needed.
  • Access links for calls will be shared 48 hours before on this page
  • Engage as you like: speaking up, writing, or just listening.
  • With exception of the Middle East and North Africa session, the event will be conducted in English; simultaneous interpretation available.
  • The conversations will not be recorded, except for the section where participants are invited to share what they discussed in the breakout rooms. Documentation (notes and videos) are available on Meta.
  • For a welcoming space for everyone, constructive communication is expected by everyone. The Universal Code of Conduct applies.

Regional conversation: Northern & Western Europe edit

Regional conversation: Sub-Saharan Africa edit

Regional conversation: Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia edit

Regional conversation: South Asia edit

Regional conversation: Middle East and North Africa edit

Regional conversation: United States and Canada edit

  • Date and time: Tuesday, 6 December 2022 at 02:00 – 03:30 UTC (your local time)
    • Please note this actually takes place on Monday, 5 December 2022, 9 pm Eastern US/6 pm Pacific
  • Language interpretation: -
  • Documentation (notes, videos)

Regional conversation: Latin America and the Caribbean edit

  • Date and time: Lundi 12 December 2022 at

Regional conversation: East Asia, South East Asia, and the Pacific edit