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Special projects committee/Resolutions

Adopted and approved resolutions of the Special projects committee will be posted publicly to this page on Meta. Some adopted resolutions may not be approved for posting here (none to date). Where votes are not enumerated, the resolution passed by unanimous consensus.


Adopted resolutionsEdit

2006-40AEdit

The Special projects committee approve Frank Schulenburg as a member of the committee.

Date of last vote: November 1, 2006

2006-39AEdit

The SPC recommends the creation of a beta Wikiversity project, to be hosted at the domain wikiversity.org, as per its scope, starting in August. The project will be dedicated to collecting free multilingual educational resources, and to supporting communities using those resources to teach and learn together. The beta stage of the project will run for six months, during which guidelines for further potential uses of the site, including collaborative research, will be developed on the beta wiki. These guidelines will be reviewed by the SPC at the end of the beta period.

New languages can contribute content to beta.wikiversity.org; those with at least 10 active participants can request a separate domain for their language.

  • Date of last vote: July 31, 2006

2006-38AEdit

The SPC recommend that the WiktionaryZ test site be hosted on Wikimedia servers, to allow for the project and the software to be tested until ready for consideration as a Wikimedia project.

  • Date of last vote: July 18, 2006


2006-37AEdit

The SPC recommend Ascander, Cormac, and Sj for access to the internal wiki, as per foundation:Resolution chapters committee/Access to internal.

  • Date of last vote: July 15, 2006


2006-36AEdit

The SPC recommend a three-month trial of the collaboration between the Danish Wikipedia and the Danmarks Radio sports portal [1] as described in the project summary of June 9, and resolve to review the project by September 15, 2006 to determine guidelines for future collaboration.

  • Date of last vote: June 15, 2006

2006-35AEdit

The SPC note that the subcommittee dedicated to integration of Wikimedia content with cell phones was never completely formed, and that the subcommittee mentioned in 2006-19.1 is defunct. The SPC resolves to revisit the formation of a similar subcommittee over the coming two weeks.

  • Date of last vote: June 15, 2006

2006-33.1AEdit

The SPC authorize the creation of a subcommittee dedicated to creation/removal of language projects. Its purpose will be to recommend policies for starting such projects and setting related standards, such as their abbreviations. The subcommittee will consist initially of Ascánder, Sabine Cretella, Berto d'Sera, Jhs, GerardM and Timichal. It will report back to the SPC on its formation no later than the 30th of September.

  • Date of last vote: September 20, 2006

2006-32AEdit

The SPC authorize the creation of a subcommittee dedicated to static snapshots of Wikimedia content. Its purpose will be to identify the groups working on such projects, and to help them work effectively together. The subcommittee will consist initially of Kpjas, Frieda, and Sj, and will report back to the SPC on its formation no later than the 30th of June.

  • Date of last vote: May 29, 2006

Committee scopeEdit

The current committee scope was adopted.

  • Date of last vote: May 18, 2006

2006-31AEdit

Current topics shall be handled by a member appointed by the SPC as a coordinator. This person is responsible for gathering information, reporting to the committee on a regular basis about the ongoing work, and shaping a summary of the topic on the SPC wiki. The coordinator shall also inform the SPC when a topic seems to be poorly considered, in which case it may be considered closed.

  • Date of last vote : May 10, 2006

2006-30AEdit

The SPC appoints Ascander Suarez (Ascander) and Phoebe Ayers (Brassratgirl) as members, and Krzysztof Jasiutowicz (Kpjas) as an advisor.

  • Date of last vote : May 10, 2006

2006-29AEdit

The SPC declines Gerard Meijssen (GerardM)'s candidature for membership and thanks him for his interest in the Special Projects Committee.

  • Date of last vote : April 24, 2006

2006-28AEdit

The SPC appoints Danny Wool (Danny) as a member.

  • Date of last vote : April 25, 2006 (on wiki)

2006-27AEdit

The SPC appoints Ahmet Özgür Erdemli (Dbl2010) as a new member.

  • Date of last vote : April 24, 2006

2006-26AEdit

The SPC appoints Marjon Bakker (Galwaygirl) and Frieda Brioschi (Frieda) as new members, as well as Arne Klempert (Akl) as advisor.

  • Date of last vote : April 24, 2006

2006-25AEdit

The SPC will soon appoint new members (at least two) to the Special Project Committee. The opening of new membership positions will be advertised on meta. Current members may also propose potential members and privately contact them. New candidatures will be called and examined before being possibly admitted, following the appropriate procedure. The SPC hopes that these new members be active as soon as possible, at the latest at the beginning of May 2006.

  • Date of last vote : April 10, 2006 (4 supports and 1 opposition; on wiki)

2006-24AEdit

  • As Andrew Lih (still active on :en.wikipedia, weak activity on meta) hasn't taken part on the mailing lists, nor in IRC meetings, nor to the dedicated SPC wiki; the SPC decides to remove Andrew Lih from the SPC.
  • As Muriel Gottrop declared she would not be available enough to be an active SPC member for months, and expressed a wish to be appointed an adviser; the SPC decides to remove Muriel Gottrop from the SPC and appoint her to the position of SPC adviser.
  • The committee also notes and accepts the resignations of Danny Wool and Jakob Voss from the Special Project Committee.

Date of last vote : April 13, 2006 (4 supports and 1 opposition; on wiki)

2006-23AEdit

The SPC recommends the implementation of the InstantCommons project, as broadly described on meta and in email to the SPC mailing list; and that the Foundation seek a grant from Kennisnet to implement InstantCommons, paying the developers involved itself. The SPC approves a detailed recommendation regarding the proposal and related contracts, as described on the SPC wiki.

Last vote: April 24, 2006

2006-22AEdit

Subcommittees must apply to the SPC for any delegations.

  • Date of last vote : April 9, 2006 (4 supports; on wiki)

2006-21AEdit

The SPC authorize the creation of a subcommittee dedicated to Wikiversity. Its purpose will be to clarify the scope of this project and to set up Wikiversity as a sister Wikimedia project. The subcommittee will consist initially of Cormac Lawler, and will report back to the SPC on its formation, no later than the 31st of March.

  • Date of last vote: March 20, 2006

2006-20AEdit

The SPC will publish all approved resolutions on spwiki. Resolutions will be published for public view on Meta only per approval after the resolution has been voted upon.

  • Date of last vote: march 20, 2006
Proposed clarification: see 2006-20.1P

2006-19.1AEdit

The SPC authorize the creation of a subcommittee dedicated to integration of Wikimedia content with cell phones. Its purpose will be to clarify the scope of these projects and to represent the foundation to the MobilED project. The subcommittee will consist initially of Jean-Baptiste Soufron, and the SPC liaison will be Danny. The subcommittee will report back to the SPC on its formation, no later than the 31st of March.

  • Date of last vote: march 20, 2006

2006-18.1AEdit

A proposed subcommittee must be supported by an initiating Special Projects Committee member who wishes to be part of the subcommittee. The initial subcommittee proposal should include a goal and a title for the subcommittee, specify a date by which the initial subcommittee will be formed, and report back to the SPC after its formation with an account of its procedures and guidelines for operation. These procedures and guidelines must be approved by the SPC before the subcommittee is operational.

  • Date of last vote: march 20, 2006

2006-17AEdit

Subcommittees are approved or dissolved by a resolution adopted by the committee.

  • Date of last vote: march 12, 2006

2006-14AEdit

The Special Projects Committee nominates Danny Wool to be Coordinator. The role of Coordinator will be to coordinate activities with other committees and the board.

  • Date of last vote: march 12, 2006

2006-13AEdit

The Special Projects Committee nominates Samuel Klein to be Secretary. The role of Secretary will be to keep an accurate record of all resolutions.

  • Date of last vote: march 12, 2006

2006-12AEdit

The Special Projects Committee nominates Florence Devouard to be Chair. The role of Chair will be to preside meetings and to coordinate the sp-committee

  • Date of last vote: march 12, 2006

2006-10AEdit

A member or adviser may be removed by the committee if at least the majority of the voting members (minus the member concerned) approve the removal. Any member or adviser may be removed per board of Wikimedia Foundation request.

  • Date of last vote: march 12, 2006

2006-8AEdit

New members (voting) or new advisors (non voting) may be proposed by current committee members or can ask to join on meta or on the SP public mailing list. New members and new advisers will be accepted in the committee if they receive support from at least 75% of all voting members.

  • Date of last vote: march 12, 2006

2006-7AEdit

The Committee will decide on a set of time for regular biweekly meetings.

  • Date of last vote: march 12, 2006

2006-6AEdit

The committee will use a public mailing list : spcommittee-lATwikimedia.org (moderated posting. Public archives), a private mailing list : spcommittee-private-l AT wikimedia.org (restricted to members, private archives) and a private wiki (access restricted to members).

  • Date of last vote: march 12, 2006 (5 supports and 1 abstention)


2006-5.1AEdit

Failed resolutions may be proposed again two months after the vote, unless otherwise specified by the Special Projects Committee. The proposal should have been updated to take into account the reasons for its rejection.

  • Date of last vote: march 20, 2006

2006-4AEdit

Actions effected by the committee are to take the form of a resolution. Resolutions may be proposed by a member or adviser, or by a an individual from outside the committee with the support of a member or adviser, and must be seconded by a member before being put to a vote.

  • Date of last vote: march 12, 2006

2006-2AEdit

A resolution will be passed if a quorum of at least 2/3 vote, and if at least 2/3 of the quorum approve it (except for approval or removal of new members, which are the object of other rules).

  • Date of last vote: march 12, 2006

2006-1AEdit

Votes may be conducted during a SP com meeting or on the SP com wiki. If voted during a meeting (which may be on irc or in real life), the resolution should have been made public to the SP members at least 4 days prior to the meeting.
If voted on the SP com wiki, the resolution should be opened to vote for at least 1 week, and until all members have voted or until the next meeting.

  • Date of last vote: march 12, 2006

Glossary of termsEdit

submitted
a resolution which has been submitted to any committee member, list, or wiki for consideration.
supported
a submitted resolution which has the support of one committee member
seconded
a supported resolution which has the support of two committee members
proposed
a seconded resolution which has been proposed for a discussion and vote, either on-wiki or at the next meeting.
adopted
a proposed resolution which has been voted on by a quorum, has received a sufficiency of votes, and has been adopted as a resolution of the committee.
quorum
the minimum # or % of voting committee members who must have voted on a resolution, or who must be present at a meeting, for a vote or discussion to be valid and represent the will of the committee. This may depend on the type of resolution involved. See also 'sufficiency'.
sufficiency
given a quorum, the minimum % of votes needed to adopt a resolution. This may depend on the type of resolution involved.
new business
points brought up in a meeting which were not put on the agenda in advance; these cannot be voted on in that meeting. Currently, everything but new business should be on the agenda four days before a meeting.
SPC
the abbreviation "SPC" may be used to refer to the Special Projects Committee; it is also used to fully identify a resolution, e.g., SPC-2006-18.1
abstention
An active abstention from a member, as distinguished from a member who is not present or available to vote.