Significant changes have happened inside of the Wikimedia Foundation during late 2015 and early 2016, with impacts felt by Wikimedia staff, and volunteers and organizations throughout the movement. Significant events include one Trustee getting removed from the Board of Trustee by his peers (December 2015); another Trustee leaving, while a vote of no confidence in him was underway (January 2016); and the executive director leaving (February 2016).
During that period, many new and interesting ideas about the future of Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia movement have appeared. This page intends to summarize the ideas and provide a framework for the discussion and possible implementation of those changes.
It is obvious that new ideas will appear outside of this page -- especially on wikimedia-l list and Wikipedia Weekly Facebook page. Thus, the initial purpose of these set of pages is to document the ideas in a structured manner using citations. During this time, it would be possible here to conclude issues supported by wide consensus or to suggest other forms of decisions (polls or abandoning particular idea).
Please use subpages for particular topics and the main talk page for discussion. Feel free to add your own topic and create a subpage with the quotes.
- Relations between Wikimedia organizations and Wikimedia community (questions like WMF in relation to the editing community)
- James Heilman removal from WMF Board
- WMF as high-tech organization
- Paid editing
- Wikimedia culture
- Socio-economic issues
- Location of WMF
- Free and commercial software
- Organizational habits
- Stakeholder representation