Wikimedia Foundation Governance Wiki

The Wikimedia Foundation Governance Wiki (at and based on the wiki previously known as Foundation Wiki) is the wiki where the Wikimedia Foundation makes publicly available governance materials.

Wikimedia Foundation Governance Wiki
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Screenshot of Wikimedia Foundation Governance Wiki
Available inEnglish
OwnerWikimedia Foundation
Managed byOn-wiki documentation working group
Launched30 July 2018
Version1.0 (30 July 2018)
Talk page
Phabricator project

Development and maintenance

The wiki is maintained by Wikimedia Foundation staff and contractors, with support from Wikimedia volunteers. The On-wiki documentation working group oversees the wiki's overall non-technical operations. Most content is managed by either the Communications or Legal departments within the Wikimedia Foundation.

Future plans

The Wikimedia Foundation Communications department is working on a future setup for the WMF Governance Wiki which will:

  • Allow login to the wiki via the Single User Login (SUL) setup
  • Allow any registered accounts to edit talk pages to facilitate discussions of wiki content
  • Allow any registered account to translate content on the wiki
  • Restrict editing in main namespaces to approved staff accounts

Goals of future plans

The primary goals of these changes are to:

  • Allow for increased participation by already engaged community members than current setup permits
  • Facilitate discussion of content on the WMF Governance Wiki
  • Eliminate usage of unique accounts on the wiki and allow Single User Login (SUL)
  • Allow for translation of wiki content into languages other than English
  • Reduce number of duplicate pages on Meta-Wiki of WMF Governance Wiki pages that were created to facilitate discussions or translations
  • Limit liability of editing wiki content to Wikimedia Foundation


The wiki's content includes Wikimedia Foundation governance and legal materials, such as:

  • Board of Trustees documentation
    • Minutes
    • Resolutions
  • Legal documentation
  • Security documentation
  • Policies approved by the Board of Trustees or Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director


The Wikimedia Foundation Governance Wiki was created on 30 July 2018 based on the wiki installation previously used for the Wikimedia Foundation website.

See also