Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/Sources/Cycle 2/Affiliations Committee

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name of group Affiliations Committee (AffCom)
virtual location (page-link) or physical location (city/state/country) Video Call
Location type (e.g. local wiki, Facebook, in-person discussion, telephone conference) Video Conference
# of participants in this discussion (a rough count) 7

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Theme (refer to key) Question (refer to key) Summary Statement Keyword
1 A 2 I think that Healthy, Inclusive Communities is critical because without a welcoming environment for new readers and users, we will not have an impact in any of these other areas. Community Health
2 B 1 The Augmented Age is more important than the other themes because with improved technology and new ways to contribute information, we would be able to quickly produce more quality content in more languages. Technology

Taken together, all the summary sentences should provide an accurate summary of what was discussed with the specific community.

Fill in the table, using these 2 keys.

Theme key
  1. Healthy, inclusive communities
  2. The augmented age
  3. A truly global movement
  4. The most trusted source of knowledge
  5. Engaging in the knowledge ecosystem
Questions key
  1. What impact would we have on the world if we follow this theme?
  2. How important is this theme relative to the other 4 themes? Why?
  3. Focus requires tradeoffs. If we increase our effort in this area in the next 15 years, is there anything we’re doing today that we would need to stop doing?
  4. What else is important to add to this theme to make it stronger?
  5. Who else will be working in this area and how might we partner with them?

Line Theme (refer to key) Question (refer to key) Summary Statement Keywords
1 A 1 I think that Healthy and inclusive communities is our primary goal; all others depends on it. Primary Goal
2 A 1 I believe Healthy and Inclusive communities are the most important component and the heart of all what we do in the movement. Most Important
3 A 1 Without a healthy community, it would be hard to reach any of the other goals Necessary
4 A 1 With these themes we are working in the core of our movement creating a friendly space capable of receiving new people that won’t leave in a few months after joining. Besides, we keep a charismatic community where everyone works and stays happily. Community Charisma
5 A 1 'Healthy and inclusive communities' is the most crucial theme as long as we want a very sustainable and thriving Wikimedia movement. The community or the volunteers are the ones who keep this movement alive. We haven't reached every part of this world in a robust way and many communities are yet to be part of our movement. Since we want to see the movement to be spread across the world more than ever before, we need to have a healthy community that is inclusive as well. Crucial for sustainability
6 A 2 Without them, none of the others can be achieved to the greatest extent possible. Critical
7 A 2 The underlying reason of growth of the Wikimedia movement is its thriving contributors community. So the sustainable and inclusive community would result in a better and more effective affiliates ecosystem. Effective affiliate ecosystem
8 A 2 Because the health of our community and inclusive communities bring good relations between Wikipedians/Wikimedians and a serene, relaxed, and collaborative atmosphere. So expert wikipedians works quietly, produce good content, people from outside (potential new users) feel happy to attend when there are conflicts Inviting
9 A 2 We can get a global reach but if we keep our digital ambiences as toxic or rejecting new people and thoughts, we won't arrive so far. Necessary
10 A 2 I think is the most important. A healthy community assure all diversities (by gender, by language, by culture) & inclusion, participation of expert and new wikipedians, helps to resolve the conflicts, create a serene atmosphere etc. Ensure diversity
11 A 2 Without a healthy community, nothing else would work. Critical
12 A 3 I don't think our effort towards a healthy and inclusive community would result in considerable tradeoffs. It might happen that some large affiliate would get lesser fund (in their APG or other grant processes), as more emerging and thriving affiliate would be provided with funds in a pragmatic sense to realize their potential. But it's probability is much since by that time, we would have a bigger budget to meet the overall demand of the affiliates. Other aspects of tradeoff would affect the movement, since the investment in healthy community would definitely pay off in some aspects or the other i.e. spread of the movement, more sustainability etc. Funding distribution
13 A 3 Maybe we will find better ways to communicate, like facebook, what’s app, etc, doesn’t happen on wiki, maybe we can figure that out better. Better communications
14 A 3 We can't stop all efforts and do not compromise to have a healthier community any time, today and in the next 15 years. It must be our permanent goal. Constant goal
15 A 3  Reduce intervention (and need for) while increase prevention  Prevention more than intervention
16 A 4 With the growth of Wikimedia communities, this is also crucial to ensure they are provided with sufficient knowledge and training to have adequate capacity to further the movement. We have to ensure that they receive proper skill-building training, so that they can be empowered. Capacity, Skill building
17 A 4 Participation from outside of our movement too. Outside participation
18 A 4  We still don’t have rules of behavior as affiliates - we are still figuring out how they behave and we need clear rules about conduct and how to behave - we are not thinking of a future where there may be so many affiliates in the same country and potential overpopulation of affiliates maybe Affiliate norms for conduct
19 A 5 Non-Government organizations working to further the free knowledge movement could be entities with whom we might partner, since the Wikimedia affiliates are likely to be involved with such entities in their local area. Government agencies might be effective as well (to have partnership with) in some parts of the world. NGOs
20 A 5 Schools, ministries, associations. Proposing them projects about the wiki world (open knowledge, free licenses, digital literacy, cyberbullism & harassment etc). Educational and cyber groups
21 A 5 Linux, Mozilla, other world-wide networked groups for open source/data/etc. Open data groups
22 A 5 Collaborate with open government - policy collaborations for things like freedom of panorama - collaborate with those who work to change laws Open government groups
23 C 1 Aggregating communities, overcoming language barriers, so "every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge" Language barriers
24 C 1 We can ensure that people all around the world have access to a shared compendium of knowledge, erasing barriers and promoting understanding and collaboration across borders. Access barriers
25 C 1 If we aren't a truly global movement, we are excluding someone, and that will lead to our irrelevance.  If we are a global movement, we’ll have additional participants who are able to assist with the other goals, e.g. shared workload Shared workload
26 C 1 We would actually become able to get closer to our vision to provide free access to the sum of all human knowledge. Free access
27 C 1 The primary focus of the Wikimedia movement is to enable every human being to access knowledge and this theme is directly related with it. We haven't reached all part of the globe, we still need to better spread across Middle East, Africa and Asia to leverage the contributors community as well as have enough resources to serve them. Without this, we wouldn't be a truly global movement that we aspire to become. Access
28 C 1 We are also not yet thinking of those who are not in the digital world - we need to make alliances and partnerships with movements for social justice and working with these folks who are not connected to learn how Wikimedia can reach them Digital divide
29 C 1 Affiliates also provide infrastructure support to help scale our shared strategic work - working as nodes in our worldwide movement network. Infrastructure for shared work
30 C 2 We still have important gaps and biases in the projects, strategies, decisions and many other conceptual tools that doesn't allow us to observe ourselves as a world-based movement. We still look like an American-based organization. Look American
31 C 2 We are an international movement. International
32 C 2 Because we need to be one body with infinite souls. We need to work with each other, especially now that our projects are opened to the other languages. We can share experience, we can ask for help on those things we don't know what/how to do. Together we can become a force that can change many things (partnering with institutions, fighting for free knowledge, changing laws) Together, combined force, shared experience
33 C 2 This is closely related with our vision, therefore it's critically intertwined with the other four themes. Critically intertwined
34 C 2 Is important because we have much things to do for inclusivity (gaps, bias, language and cultural obstacles). Gaps, bias
35 C 2 I think that this is the most important theme although it is important to ensure good community health. Critical
36 C 2 This intersects with the healthy communities theme as we cannot be welcoming to diversity in a world wide movement without being inviting and kind to each other and to newbies. Also with Augmented Age and Trusted Source of Knowledge - bringing on all this content and contributors will require adequate tech tools for scaling with assurance of quality. Intersects
37 C 3 There is nothing that we are doing today would get stopped if we focus on this theme. But there might be some alternation in programmatic requirements or certain areas of our movement in order to achieve this, i.e. we have to consider the needs and issues of those communities while designing programs/projects and managing the increase in budget if required. Project & resource distribution
38 C 3 Is an issue we never have to stop. Ongoing need
39 C 3 We might need to stop laying too much stress on conferences like Wikimania and focus more on regional conferences Focus regionally
40 C 3 We will expand our partnerships within and outside of our movement so that more people who are good at doing things like technology, grants, talent acquisition, so that more folks can fill those spaces. Expand partnerships
41 C 4 As the number or size of the communities will grow, so the number of affiliates. This might result in more complications or inter-affiliate issues, i.e. non-cooperative relation, lack of trust or communication, geographic rivalry etc. As a movement, we need to address these issues while we welcome and include more communities or affiliates. Support and Infrastructure, Conflict resolution
42 C 4 We must not only give directions, write good guidelines, but be present (not invasive) in each our affiliates "life", knowing their needs and problems. Active presence / connection
43 C 5 We have seen Wikipedia Zero, being vital in some parts of the globe to disseminate the Wikimedia projects. Areas in Africa and Latin America might also be benefited with Wikipedia Zero, where there has not been any efforts to spread Wikimedia projects. Apart from telecom service providers, schools or educational institutions, NGOs might be involved in these efforts. So we can consider to partner with them. Telecom, Education, NGOs
44 C 5 To become a global movement, I think we need also collaborate close to communities that have our same vision. Vision partners
45 C 5 We should partner with other organizations and institutions working to preserve linguistic diversity. Linguistic preservation partners

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