Movement Strategy/Events/Movement Charter Russian WP conversation, June 2021
We published on the village pump in Russian Wikipedia short information about the upcoming discussions on the Movement Charter and asked everyone to answer three questions that were needed to organize the discussion. Unfortunately, we received very few responses. Only two users provided us with their answers.
- What composition should the committee have in terms of movement roles, gender, regions, affiliations and other diversity factors?
- R1: During forming committees, all the time, it's advisable to be guided by the principle of federalism, delegating the Wikimedia Foundation project communities to independently nominate their representatives according to those norms and principles that they deem most suitable for themselves.
- R2:I think that the community should itself nominate candidates for the committee. Each of them should have a certain experience.
- What is the best process to select the committee members to form a competent and diverse team?
- R1: Equal and fair representation of each language section of Wikipedia and other Foundation projects should be ensured in a proportion approximately corresponding to the size of their communities, perhaps giving some, but not too significant, priority in favor of small sections and communities.
- R2: From the total number of candidates, it's worth electing committee members. Elections should be held on the Meta-Wiki.
- How much dedication is it reasonable to expect from committee members, in terms of hours per week and months of work?
- R1: The rest of the issues of requirements for representatives should be transferred to the competence of local communities.
- R2: It's difficult to organize the simultaneous work of such a committee. Therefore, for each task, it's worth organizing a special "sub-committee"