Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/Sources/Wikimedia Foundation staff

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1 Wikimedia should nudge movement participants towards flexibility, in preparation for engagement in partnerships on highly productive, innovative ideas with other groups. flexibility, education, partnerships
2 By 2030, the Wikimedia movement will be a proactive agent of change towards knowledge equality, exemplifying values of diversity and inclusivity while subverting systems of inequality. knowledge inequality, diversity, inclusivity, censorship
3 We should identify and eliminate the barriers to everyone, everywhere producing and consuming free open knowledge, regardless of gender, race, class, geography, age, etc, where we are well placed to do so. Ecosystem of Wikimedia projects, inclusivity, emerging communities, information justice
4 Grow capacity for flexibility that allows us to take on emerging high-impact opportunities to build novel platforms for sharing free knowledge. flexibility, opportunities, platforms, sharing
5 By 2030, the Wikimedia Movement should extend and expand our successful projects, to have more value for more people in more contexts, easy to use / reuse / digest, without losing our core as a brilliant source. extend, expand, translation, multiple formats, reuse
6 Enable content creation in areas of world beyond the West, and keep it free. knowledge gap, free
7 We should work to understand and overcome the technological, social, economic, and legal barriers that are keeping people from accessing and contributing to Wikimedia’s repository of knowledge. access, participation, censorship
8 Involvement: How do we invite everyone to participate in free knowledge at their comfort level? participation
9 All people can share in the plurality of knowledge. Different types of knowledge (oral history, multimedia, etc) should be included as well as sources and various cultural, linguistic, etc perspectives. format, multimedia, diversity, knowledge
10 Develop engagement tools that allow users to interact with the content and retain the knowledge so it can be used as a successful education tool and break the perception of a non-academic knowledge source, without further excluding potential editors. education, participation, software, diversity
11 The movement should further break down more barriers to the collection of knowledge and the distribution of it. In 15 years I want to have seen a second evolution of how we ingest and distribute knowledge to and for all. diversity, reuse, participation
12 Invest in diverse, inclusive and rewarding ways to participate as individuals, groups, and entities inclusivity, participation
13 Achieve the level of usefulness and ubiquity that the English Wikipedia has in the next top 10 languages in 2030. non-English, growth, ubiquity
14 We should work to grow use of and contributions to the projects, focusing on participation by speakers of languages in which we currently see less activity/awareness, with an eye to ensuring that everyone has easy access to accurate, locally relevant content in their own language. languages, translation, emerging communities, access
15 Focusing on how to capture knowledge that is lost or not there due to geographic, technological, socio-economics, political by developing tools that allow access thereby possibly expanding engagement with current participants. knowledge gaps, censorship, accessibility
16 We should promote what is great and unique about Wikimedia until the whole world is aware of it (using new strategies beyond what we are doing now). awareness
17 Imagine a world where every school graduate has contributed to a Wikimedia project, leading to a whole generation actively engaged in the movement. education, curriculum, participation
18 Wikimedia is a known space for learning and sharing diverse and reliable knowledge in safe and supportive connected communities for knowledge exchange. communities, awareness, community health, quality content, diversity
19 Every contributor will feel supported locally through online and/or offline connections that support learning and recognition of volunteer efforts to generate quality content and content partnerships for Wikimedia projects Partnerships
20 Our online spaces will be (nearly) free of harassment as clear norms for healthy community interactions will be understood and upheld by our practices, policies, and tools. community health
21 We will have started our transition to immersive virtual spaces and will have begun overcoming some of our accessibility issues for certain physical barriers to use and participation through these technological advancements. accessibility
22 The Wikimedia movement should find out what parts of the world need Wikimedia’s knowledge the most, and focus on disseminating knowledge there. global knowledge
23 Wikimedia maximises its ability to resource its activities in the most efficient way possible to ensure that the movement can achieve its desired impact in perpetuity without fear of disruption whilst maintaining an enjoyable experience to our readers and editors and does not undermine our ability to distribute knowledge without bias or barriers. stability, access
24 Our community needs to develop better broad public literacy about how our projects fit within the larger information and knowledge ecosystem, because the community prospers best when the public has first a basic understanding of our our projects and then a depth of understanding about how we create the content, so that they understand when they can contribute. awareness, participation
25 We should emphasize reaching out to potential editors and readers where they live, both physically and virtually, to better understand their needs, and help them understand who we are and what we do. awareness
26 Yet-to-be-reached communities and individuals: Remove all barriers that we can control. Engaging with our projects can be daunting and is possibly too complex for many people. While this may be appropriate for some content creation, complexity should not prevent individuals from accessing and assimilating the body of free knowledge that we maintain and defend. In order to remove those barriers, we need to understand specific difficulties experienced by people who are currently unable to participate, at every audience and interest level. access, participation, research
27 We need to improve our understanding of impact: focus on what we really want to achieve, not what is easy to measure; study how the topic, quality, accessibility of our content affects the lives of humans who are (or could be) reading it; ensure that funding is spent on activities which have lasting effects, and do not just sound cool. research, impact
28 Wikipedia already freely share the sum of all knowledge but mostly reach to western internet users. Move to the next step to bring knowledge on the field. expansion, reach
29 Through actively understanding the needs of readers and contributors everywhere, innovating to meet those needs, and focusing resources on approaches that work, Wikimedia should create destinations that are engaging and accessible to all learners, while also empowering and drawing in new contributors through clear avenues of participation. research, innovation, user-focused, impact, UX, design, accessibility, onboarding
30 Bring diverse new readers and editors into the movement by providing engaging and fun experiences across a wide variety of platforms and projects. engaging, fun
31 As a movement, we should thrive to make every voice heard and impactful listening
32 As a movement, we should embrace risk, and move fast to either success or failure instead of maybe being stuck in inaction. innovation, bold
33 We should inspire more users to want to contribute by pointing out how easy it is – and how rewarding it is. awareness, participation, inclusivity, inspire
34 We should provide valuable information with more content/languages/topics from a more diverse editor base along with an incredible reading experience that makes people want to visit us directly rather than consume our content through other sites. And make it accessible to as many people as possible, wherever they are! languages, content, inclusivity, UX, accessibility
35 We need to adapt and evolve the way we define knowledge in the Wikimedia projects in a way that better represents the diverse ways we understand, consume, document, and share knowledge around the world. evolution, knowledge
36 We will become a truly global movement by 2030 – one that serves emerging countries as well as we do countries in the Western world. global, equality
37 The encyclopedia has become a way to understand other points of view, to collaborate, to argue and to come together in a truly global resource. global
38 We should work with veteran contributors, who may be naturally resistant to new contributors from unfamiliar cultures or to changes to policy or to new tools, to identify pain points and to set a model for other long-running, online, and global communities on how best to collaborate towards one goal. community
39 Partnerships and programs in the middle and high schools, where kids might, for example, publish their findings as the culmination of a research project, could help turn around the public’s general lack of awareness of the WMF and the movement generally, build appreciation for the importance of legitimate sources, and turn kids on to knowledge production. education
40 We will actively work for public policy that promotes access to and participation in free knowledge for people around world, including in underserved regions and for marginalized and disadvantaged groups. public policy
41 The way that Wikimedia Foundation projects were architected, presented and how sharing of knowledge was designed, had Westerner's bias. Successfully we haven't only been thinking about language differences and basic localization, but real cultural immersion and adaption to community-specific ways of gathering and sharing knowledge. (in 2037) cultural immersion
42 With regard to virtual reality, augmented reality, and future technologies, we should make knowledge available to all in multiple ways. availability, reuse
43 We will continue to learn how to, and will share with others, the essential and highest level of human functioning; the ability to work together cooperatively and inclusively for the greater good of the entire planet. cooperation
44 In order to continue to build the sum of all human knowledge, we should expand our participation models (content, interfaces, policies, and cultural norms) to accept and promote knowledge creation by traditionally underrepresented people in a rapidly changing world. knowledge equality
45 Leveraging reader engagement and GLAM partnerships, to blur the lines between content creators and consumers with the goal of collaboratively building educational tools and approachable pathways through our knowledgebase. approachable
46 People are the one constant we can count on as a key part of the movement, so we need to cultivate an environment that is healthy and welcoming to all communities. community
47 We should develop contribution and more data driven curation models that reduce conflict, capture different perspectives, and allow us to tailor content to the needs of different audiences. data driven curation, software, diversity
48 We make it easier to contribute more diverse forms of human knowledge, opening up broader inclusion of, and access to the diversity and breadth of human knowledge. inclusivity
49 Staying current to the way people learn and consume knowledge, we evolve the interfaces and tools for contribution to, and access to the sum of all human knowledge. evolution, software
50 The Wikimedia Foundation, as an internet-based company, should work to develop partnerships with mission-aligned actors that can bring internet connectivity to areas that are still offline today. This would de-facto bring access to millions of people, and funnel the way for new contributors. internet connectivity, partnerships
51 Our content topics and types need to diversify to truly contain the sum of all knowledge. content diversity
52 So that our projects fully reflect all human knowledge, we should expand our focus and the diversity and demographics of our contributors outside of North America and Europe. global south
53 We will make it possible to reliably enter, annotate, and discover all facts and derived facts, and their provenance. Reliability, discoverability, facts, provenance
54 Wikimedia movement should invest resources into developing a welcoming platform(s) for the collection and dissemination of all knowledge. Welcoming platform, participation, dissemination, hospitality
55 In order to keep our content relevant to our global audience, we should make it technically and socially possible for anyone to contribute equally to and curate new knowledge on Wikimedia projects. Low barriers to entry, participation, diversity, equality
56 We should accelerate growth of machine readable data while encouraging volunteer authored and maintained AIs. AI, software, open data, developers
57 It is easy, fun and safe to contribute from the phone. mobile, participation, easy
58 It is easy and fun to translate articles. translation
59 We will pay attention to the diversity of the world, all the time and make sure that there are ladders/steps/stairs/paths for everyone and anyone to come onboard, at any time. inclusiveness, accessibility
60 We should become the synecdoche for open and inspire the world to demand free knowledge. benchmark
61 We will proactively bring people in not only from those cultures and languages that already have the privilege of having access to knowledge, but from all cultures and languages. We will let them read and write useful educational information in Wikimedia projects in their language, and influence the movement directly. humanity, language, global
62 We protect access to free knowledge against technical and political countermeasures in regions of lesser political freedom. reach, censorship, defend
63 We will be a platform for all to visit—to read and to contribute inclusion, accessibility
64 We should partner with mission aligned organizations to increase reach globally partnership, reach, global
65 One wiki, without barriers between languages and Projects. unity, diversity
66 Receiving knowledge from the world and sending knowledge out to the world, by acting in the world. diversity, activism
67 Boldly seeding tools, knowledge, and communities around the world. innovation
68 We should make huge efforts to include all unheard voices to our movement, guaranteeing that our vision of "every single human being" is actually true. We need to do that in parallel of allowing a less toxic environment for newcomers. diversity
69 As one of the stronger players on the internet, we should have a stronger voice in topics that directly attack our mission, not only with a US focus (i.e. SOPA, NSA, etc) but a more global one. advocacy
70 We should commit ourselves to a vision of global equity: Imagine a world where every human was healthy and safe enough to use the sum of all knowledge to better themselves and their people. Justice, Capability
71 We provide highly structured and maintained content and tools that everyone can collaborate on by reading, sharing, editing, or copying. organized
72 We should improve our reach in and support for underrepresented areas of the world diversity
73 We should embrace diverse forms and representations of knowledge, both in contributions and in dissemination, including non-text formats. participation, consumption
74 We should make Wikipedia more comprehensive and balanced by focusing on increasing the diversity of contributors. diversity
75 We should build a welcoming environment where it’s easy to edit and people are not turned away. welcoming environment
76 We need to build a identifiable movement, based on values of inclusion, respect, reliability and diversity that people recognise and are proud to be part of. pride, movement identity
77 We should increase diversity of knowledge and technical ways to share and access it. diversity
78 We should support new open patterns of access to information to avoid becoming an obsolete technology. modernize
79 We should build a larger and more diverse community of advocates advocacy
80 We need to strategically communicate our role in the world and our vision as a movement. communication, identity, awareness
81 We should defend and protect our unique role as an independent source of knowledge, free from advertising. independence, ad-free, awareness
82 We should adapt for a world in which language is not a barrier for collaboration language, translation, collaboration
83 We should adapt for a world in which readers can choose whichever project they want to read an article from (because translation will make this possible) language, translation, adaptibility
84 We should preserve a multi-cultural perspectives, but not necessarily by language. diversity, multi-cultural perspectives

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