Wikimedia Conference 2018/Program/32

32. Keeping our enemies closer


Dimi (FKAGEU), John Weitzmann (Wikimedia Deutschland)

Length (min)


Audience / Targetgroup

Wikimedians working on partnerships

Session Format

Three short stories followed by a discussion


Our movement has an amazing track record in working (and fighting) with groups and organisations we have similar objectives with. If Wikimedia is to really break down the social, political, and technical barriers preventing people from accessing and contributing to free knowledge, we will also have to start working with organisations and groups we currently disagree with.

Desired Outcome

More Wikimedians look for partnerships outside of the “usual-suspects” list.

Next Steps and Milestones

At least three chapters/user-groups/individuals reach out to an organisation they normally disagree with and at least one of these contacts leads to a joint action.