Talk:Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network

Latest comment: 5 days ago by Nadzik in topic question

Nominate SWAN image of the month


We send out a new representation of a swan (something in commons:Category:Cygnus or a subcategory) with the invitation messages every month. Please use this section to make nominations for future message blasts! Pharos (talk) 12:47, 30 June 2022 (UTC)Reply

What topics on future SWAN agendas?


Besides the churn of announcements, events and deadlines, what important community conversations that aren't being addressed elsewhere that we should schedule at SWAN in the coming month or two? Pharos (talk) 12:50, 30 June 2022 (UTC)Reply

On the topic of industrial-scale access to essential resources (inspired by WME), perhaps something like QUAGGA: Quintessential-archives gigabit gateway alliance? we could coordinate with IA which thinks at these scales but often feels it is alone in that. –SJ talk  19:28, 3 July 2022 (UTC)Reply

Invitation: Public Policy Conversation Hour July 28


Dear SWAN(ers) you are all warmly invited to the public policy/global advocacy team's open conversation hours on July 28. This month we will share some of our work on the human rights impact assessment. We're also making up for the canceled session on disinformation. All details can be found on our Meta page. Hope to see you there! ~ FPutz (WMF) (talk) 09:24, 19 July 2022 (UTC)Reply

My most sincere apologies for sharing the incorrect link. I'm sorry for any confusion this might have caused and all the more, that it meant interested individuals were unable to attend the call. Thanks to the kindness and attentiveness of @Mhawk10 this will hopefully have been resolved. Future calls will also be recorded...but hopefully you'll make it live because I won't mess up the link and time! FPutz (WMF) (talk) 20:45, 28 July 2022 (UTC)Reply

Because from its info page, it's taken in Japan, while this file has used as a part of SWAN's massmessage and a deletion would really be hassle, the matters about copyright may still occur as per c:COM:FOP Japan, as it's only permitted for buildings and I would rather sure that that swan boat isn't an "architectural work". I don't love to start a DR as it may result many controversies between SWAN members, but copyright matters are always not small. Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 06:40, 30 July 2022 (UTC)Reply

@Pharos, Sj, FPutz (WMF) Do anyone know about this matter? Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 06:41, 30 July 2022 (UTC)Reply
Hi there! Copyright matters are indeed not always small. Allison Davenport is the CC expert on our team. You can contact her via FPutz (WMF) (talk) 18:52, 1 August 2022 (UTC)Reply
Another option would be to crowdsource opinions on the MSG forum, which usually gets quick responses: FPutz (WMF) (talk) 18:52, 1 August 2022 (UTC)Reply
Hi LXY, fair question but this image has been around for a long time and is in use on two articles in ja ( ja:小田急グループ and ja:富士急行. So there's no need to start w/ a DR; perhaps start by pinging Ogiyoshisan to see what they know about FOP guidance in this instance.
FPutz, Allison is of course excellent, and welcome to weigh in, but there's no need to take copyright discussions to email (or to an off-wiki forum about strategy), and most of the image-copyright experts in the movement are on Commons :). –SJ talk  12:44, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply
@Sj you are absolutely correct!
  • Question: In future, how can I identify the best people from within the community to advise if I get tagged in a question like this?
  • Invite: I'm actually currently trying to figure out where to find the copyright experts within the community because we're hosting a call on the topic! If you're interested, check out our conversation hour on Aug 26 & 27. The first half of the call will feature community members' & affiliates' approaches to copyright advocacy. All details on this Meta page. Feel free to pass it on! FPutz (WMF) (talk) 10:09, 11 August 2022 (UTC)Reply
Hi @FPutz (WMF): The best place to have this sorted out would probably be Commons:Village pump/Copyright. Individual wikis have similar pages for discussing individual copyright questions like en:Wikipedia:Media copyright questions for English Wikipedia and de:Wikipedia:Urheberrechtsfragen for German-language Wikipedia. Hope that helps, Gnom (talk) 11:56, 11 August 2022 (UTC)Reply
That is exceptionally helpful. Thank you for helping me navigate the sometimes unwieldy Meta-Wiki-verse! FPutz (WMF) (talk) 12:31, 11 August 2022 (UTC)Reply

Hey Folks! I'm posting here again, this time with a link that has the correct time & works. You are warmly invited to the Global Advocacy team's monthly conversation hours on August 26 & 27. The topic this month is community approaches to copyright advocacy, ft. Dimi from the Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU and Amanda Lawrence, President of Wikimedia Australia. Details on how to join, add to the agenda, and local times are on Meta. See you there! ~ FPutz (WMF) (talk) 16:05, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply

Apologies for November 13


The November 13 call is starting in 2 minutes.--Pharos (talk) 15:58, 13 November 2022 (UTC)Reply

Wikipedia Day Jan 15


Wikipedia Day 2023 NYC will be livestreamed 1800 UTC on Sunday Jan 15. Perhaps we could have an informal SWAN gathering either before or during? People could calling in with celebratory Wikipedia Day greetings from wherever they are, including if they have their own local events. Pharos (talk) 04:36, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

To the affiliates active on English Wikipedia


This shouldn't be the only way you learn about this, but just in case - I strongly recommend reading w:WP:Vector 2022. In short, after completing the changes specified by the consensus of the RfC, the skin is now ready for deployment to English Wikipedia. It will be turned on as the default on January 18th at 15:00 UTC. Thank you! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 18:19, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

Resource Sharing:


Discuss strategies for sharing resources, such as knowledge, tools, or funding, among Wikimedia affiliates to strengthen their collective impact. Miral gill (talk) 07:55, 2 October 2023 (UTC)Reply



hi. how would i subscribe to receive updates on this? thanks. Sm8900 (talk) 16:12, 5 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Sm8900, to get updates about SWAN meetings on your talk page, please sign up:
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Thanks! Nadzik (talk) 13:42, 8 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
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