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  • 如果您想提议新的项目,参见新项目申请者手册
    这类提议的模板在Template:New sister project proposal开发
  • 一项提案至少开放30天,以征求社区和委员会成员的意见和问题。这不是投票; 提出的论点将会由委员会评判。
  • 如果拟议的项目可能是一个可行的维基媒体计划,SPCom将在1-2周内做出决定[1]如果合适,SPCom将提出改进的具体建议,或者提出该计划托管、支持的其他建议。
  • 如果初步讨论的结果是积极的,并吸引可能的贡献者,可以在维基媒体孵化场上打开官方试用版/演示版(除非存在站外的演示;或者如果有特殊技术要求,在孵化场外的测试维基上可以更容易地实现)起草一份项目计划可能会有所帮助,例如维基共享资源项目计划.
  • 孵化/演示版本的成功以否将在最多一年后进行评估,要么建议将其批准作为新项目,或者关闭、移动。


Possible criteria for a successful demo
  • 10 interested participants / supporters
  • set up in an incubator, with core pages drafted: main page, a dozen sample policy and content pages (incl. initial policies)
  • roadmap (for the first 6–12 months), project plan
  • proposal noting how this is in line with our mission, what its full scope is, who early audiences are / where outreach should happen.
  • demo is active for many months straight.
Review, communication on status of proposals
  • If there are tech needs: review if features are really needed, how things could be done (get in touch with devs)
  • Updates on the proposal talk page. Inform various language communities (via mailing lists, village pumps? int'l pumps on meta/commons? on the largest existing wmwiki in that language?)
  • If a project is reviewed and found lacking, reasons should be given. It can update its proposal and resubmit it later for further peer review, or continue as an independent project.
Closing dormant or unworkable proposals
  • Proposals which are judged to be incompatible or unworkable, and not simply incomplete or 'not ready yet', may be merged with other proposals or closed.
  • Proposals that have had no activity for over 6 months may be marked as historical; if they after become active, they should go back to past supporters and see if they are still interested in contributing.
After recognition
  • Keep developing the incubator demo until the new project is created—and continue outreach to initial editors and additional language-communities.
  • Ensure any domain names are owned by the WMF.
  • Devs create the new project and New wikis importers seed it with the incubated content.
  • Update the lists and tables on Complete list of Wikimedia projects and Wikimedia projects.
  • Advertise it on the mailing lists, and ask to have it added (or add it yourself) to main pages of relevant projects.

Adopting an existing project into Wikimedia

  • A Template for such proposals is needed
  • A proposal is then open for at least 30 days for comments and questions from the community of Wikimedia projects and the community of the affected existing non-WMF project and committee members. Everyone is welcome to comment on the proposal and encouraged to discuss whether (and in which way) it is a good idea to integrate the project. This is not a vote, and will be assessed by the committee on its merits and chances of flourishing.
  • If the community from the existing non-WMF project makes clear that they don't want to become a WMF project, such a proposal will be outright rejected.
  • Within 1–2 weeks the committee decides if the proposed project could be a viable Wikimedia project[1]. If appropriate, SPCom will give specific recommendations for improvement, or suggestions for where else the project might find hosting/support.
  • < more discussions, consideration, etc., see the general considerations below ... >
  • If SPCom thinks a proposal to make a non-WMF wiki a WMF project should be accepted, a recommendation to that effect goes to the Board of Trustees, which has the final say.
General considerations
  • Does the proposal fit into one of the existing projects?
  • Would there be side-effects on existing projects?
  • All process stages should be public.
  • Community comments are welcome at all times.
  • SPCom can make other recommendations apart from those specifically mentioned here.
  • The committee should help in the implementation of its recommendations as far as possible.


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