Thanks for visiting this user talk page. My first contribution to de:wp was in September 2013. As a young participant I am under the influence of experiences with todays Wikimedia Movement and Wikimedia Foundation. While writing or reading this we have something in common: The future of the wiki-idea and its movement - in fact we are part of it. --Edward Steintain (talk) 17:27, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
Superprotect letter updateEdit
Hi Edward Steintain,
Along with more hundreds of others, you recently signed Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer, which I wrote.
Today, we have 562 signatures here on Meta, and another 61 on change.org, for a total of 623 signatures. Volunteers have fully translated it into 16 languages, and begun other translations. This far exceeds my most optimistic hopes about how many might sign the letter -- I would have been pleased to gain 200 siguatures -- but new signatures continue to come.
I believe this is a significant moment for Wikimedia and Wikipedia. Very rarely have I seen large numbers of people from multiple language and project communities speak with a unified voice. As I understand it, we are unified in a desire for the Wikimedia Foundation to respect -- in actions, in addition to words -- the will of the community who has built the Wikimedia projects for the benefit of all humanity. I strongly believe it is possible to innovate and improve our software tools, together with the Wikimedia Foundation. But substantial changes are necessary in order for us to work together smoothly and productively. I believe this letter identifies important actions that will strongly support those changes.
Have you been discussing these issues in your local community? If so, I think we would all appreciate an update (on the letter's talk page) about how those discussions have gone, and what people are saying. If not, please be bold and start a discussoin on your Village Pump, or in any other venue your project uses -- and then leave a summary of what kind of response you get on the letter's talk page.
Finally, what do you think is the right time, and the right way, to deliver this letter? We could set a date, or establish a threshold of signatures. I have some ideas, but am open to suggestions.
Charter of Wikimedia MovementEdit
A Charter of Wikimedia Movement (WMM) was suggested. It will take a couple of years to get to the first design. The definition of the Charter of WMM shall be developed by The Movement in coordination with Wikimedia Foundation (WMF). A journey always starts with a first step. Promissingly Lila Tretikow, the Executive Officer of WMF announced to make suggestions in -19 to 11 days sometimes in January 2015 which could be understood as a step towards profound organizational cooperation of WMM and WMF. --Edward Steintain (talk) 17:27, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
- The underlying computing expression to calculate a difference of days is only valid till the last day of January 2015.