Call for Election Volunteers: 2021 WMF Board elections[ಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ]
Based on an extensive call for feedback earlier this year, the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees announced the plan for the 2021 Board elections. Apart from improving the technicalities of the process, the Board is also keen on improving active participation from communities in the election process. During the last elections, Voter turnout in prior elections was about 10% globally. It was better in communities with volunteer election support. Some of those communities reached over 20% voter turnout. We know we can get more voters to help assess and promote the best candidates, but to do that, we need your help.
We are looking for volunteers to serve as Election Volunteers. Election Volunteers should have a good understanding of their communities. The facilitation team sees Election Volunteers as doing the following:
- Promote the election and related calls to action in community channels.
- With the support from facilitators, organize discussions about the election in their communities.
- Translate “a few” messages for their communities
Check out more details about Election Volunteers and add your name next to the community you will support in this table. We aim to have at least one Election Volunteer, even better if there are two or more sharing the work. If you have any queries, please ping me under this message or email me. Regards, KCVelaga (WMF) ೦೫:೨೧, ೧೨ ಮೇ ೨೦೨೧ (UTC)
Wikimania 2021: Individual Program Submissions[ಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ]
Wikimania 2021 will be hosted virtually for the first time in the event's 15-year history. Since there is no in-person host, the event is being organized by a diverse group of Wikimedia volunteers that form the Core Organizing Team (COT) for Wikimania 2021.
Event Program - Individuals or a group of individuals can submit their session proposals to be a part of the program. There will be translation support for sessions provided in a number of languages. See more information here.
Below are some links to guide you through;
Please note that the deadline for submission is 18th June 2021.
Announcements- To keep up to date with the developments around Wikimania, the COT sends out weekly updates. You can view them in the Announcement section here.
Office Hour - If you are left with questions, the COT will be hosting some office hours (in multiple languages), in multiple time-zones, to answer any programming questions that you might have. Details can be found here.
On behalf of Wikimania 2021 Core Organizing Team
Candidates from South Asia for 2021 Wikimedia Foundation Board Elections[ಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ]
As you may be aware, the Wikimedia Foundation has started elections for community seats on the Board of Trustees. While previously there were three community seats on the Board, with the expansion of the Board to sixteen seats last year, community seats have been increased to eight, four of which are up for election this year.
In the last fifteen years of the Board's history, there were only a few candidates from the South Asian region who participated in the elections, and hardly anyone from the community had a chance to serve on the Board. While there are several reasons for this, this time, the Board and WMF are very keen on encouraging and providing support to potential candidates from historically underrepresented regions. This is a good chance to change the historical problem of representation from the South Asian region in high-level governance structures.
Ten days after the call for candidates began, there aren't any candidates from South Asia yet, there are still 10 days left! I would like to ask community members to encourage other community members, whom you think would be potential candidates for the Board. While the final decision is completely up to the person, it can be helpful to make sure that they are aware of the election and the call for candidates.
Let me know if you need any information or support.
Thank you, KCVelaga (WMF) ೧೦:೦೩, ೧೯ ಜೂನ್ ೨೦೨೧ (UTC)
Editing news 2021 #2[ಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ]
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Wikisource Satisfaction Survey 2021[ಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ]
Apologies for writing in English. Please help translate to your language
In the past year, there has been a lot of changes to Wikisource features and tools. This was done by the Community Tech team at the Wikimedia Foundation, grantees funded by the Foundation or through projects like Google Summer of Code. We would like to understand what you feel about the changes. Tell us what you think about such tools as the Wikisource Pagelist Widget or the new Ebook Export tool.
Take the survey in English, French, Spanish, Polish, Hindi or Punjabi. The deadline is 25th July 2021.
This survey will be conducted via a third-party service, which may subject it to additional terms. For more information on privacy and data-handling, see the survey privacy statement (English, Spanish, French, Polish, Hindi and Punjabi).
If you prefer to send your answers via email, copy the text of the survey and send to email@example.com.
If you have any questions or feedback about the survey, write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು! SGill (WMF) ೨೨:೩೦, ೧೬ ಜುಲೈ ೨೦೨೧ (UTC)
[Wikimedia Foundation elections 2021] Candidates meet with South Asia + ESEAP communities[ಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ]
As you may already know, the 2021 Board of Trustees elections are from 4 August 2021 to 17 August 2021. Members of the Wikimedia community have the opportunity to elect four candidates to a three-year term.
After a three-week-long Call for Candidates, there are 20 candidates for the 2021 election. This event is for community members of South Asian and ESEAP communities to know the candidates and interact with them.
- The event will be on 31 July 2021 (Saturday), and the timings are:
- India & Sri Lanka: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
- Bangladesh: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
- Nepal: 6:15 pm to 8:45 pm
- Afghanistan: 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
- Pakistan & Maldives: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
- For registration and other details, please visit the event page at m: Wikimedia Foundation elections/2021/Meetings/South Asia + ESEAP
KCVelaga (WMF), ೧೦:೦೦, ೧೯ ಜುಲೈ ೨೦೨೧ (UTC)
ಇಂಡಿಕ್ ವಿಕಿಸೋರ್ಸ್ ಪ್ರೂಫ್ರೆಡಥಾನ್ ಆಗಸ್ಟ್ 2021[ಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ]
ಆತ್ಮೀಯ ವಿಕಿಮೀಡಿಯನ್ ,
ನಮ್ಮ ಮೊದಲ ಪ್ರೂಫ್ರೆಡತಾನ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸುವಿಕೆ ಮತ್ತು ಬೆಂಬಲಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ನಿಮಗೆ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಅಭಿನಂದನೆಗಳು. CIS-A2K ನಿಂದ ನಮ್ಮ ಭಾರತೀಯ ಶ್ರೇಷ್ಠ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯವನ್ನು ಡಿಜಿಟಲ್ ರೂಪದಲ್ಲಿ ಉತ್ಕೃಷ್ಟಗೊಳಿಸಲು 2 ನೇ ಆನ್ಲೈನ್ ಇಂಡಿಕ್ ವಿಕಿಸೋರ್ಸ್ ಎಡಿಟತೋನ್ ಅನ್ನು ಆಗಸ್ಟ್ 2021 ಅನ್ನು ಮತ್ತೊಮ್ಮೆ ನಡೆಸಿದೆ.
ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಪಟ್ಟಿ: ಪ್ರೂಫ್ ರೀಡ್ ಮಾಡಬೇಕಾದ ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳ ಸಂಗ್ರಹ. ನಿಮ್ಮ ಭಾಷೆಯ ಪುಸ್ತಕವನ್ನು ಹುಡುಕಲು ದಯವಿಟ್ಟು ನಮಗೆ ಸಹಾಯ ಮಾಡಿ. ಪುಸ್ತಕವು ಯಾವುದೇ ಮೂರನೇ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿಯ ವೆಬ್ಸೈಟ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ಯೂನಿಕೋಡ್ ಫಾರ್ಮ್ಯಾಟ್ ಪಠ್ಯದೊಂದಿಗೆ ಲಭ್ಯವಿರಬಾರದು. ದಯವಿಟ್ಟು ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳನ್ನು ಸಂಗ್ರಹಿಸಿ ಮತ್ತು ನಮ್ಮ ಈವೆಂಟ್ ಪುಟ ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಪಟ್ಟಿಯನ್ನು ಸೇರಿಸಿ. ಇಲ್ಲಿ ವಿವರಿಸಿದ ಕೃತಿಸ್ವಾಮ್ಯ ಮಾರ್ಗಸೂಚಿಯನ್ನು ನೀವು ಅನುಸರಿಸಬೇಕು. ಪುಸ್ತಕವನ್ನು ಹುಡುಕಿದ ನಂತರ, ನೀವು ಪುಸ್ತಕದ ಪುಟಗಳನ್ನು ಪರಿಶೀಲಿಸಿ ಮತ್ತು <pagelist/> ಅನ್ನು ರಚಿಸಬೇಕು. ಭಾಗವಹಿಸುವವರು: ನೀವು ಈ ಈವೆಂಟ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಲು ಬಯಸಿದರೆ ದಯವಿಟ್ಟು ಭಾಗವಹಿಸುವವರ ವಿಭಾಗದಲ್ಲಿ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಹೆಸರನ್ನು ಸಹಿ ಮಾಡಿ.
ವಿಮರ್ಶಕ: ದಯವಿಟ್ಟು ಈ ಪ್ರೂಫ್ರೆಡಥಾನ್ ನಿರ್ವಾಹಕರು / ವಿಮರ್ಶಕರಾಗಿ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಪರಿಚಯ ನೀಡಿ ಮತ್ತು ನಿಮ್ಮ ಪ್ರಸ್ತಾಪವನ್ನು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಸೇರಿಸಿ. ನಿರ್ವಾಹಕರು/ವಿಮರ್ಶಕರು ಈ ಪ್ರೂಫ್ರೆಡಥಾನ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಬಹುದು. ಕೆಲವು ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ಮಾಧ್ಯಮ ಪ್ರಸಾರ: ನಾನು ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಇಂಡಿಕ್ ವಿಕಿಸೋರ್ಸ್ ಸಮುದಾಯದ ಸದಸ್ಯರಿಗೆ ವಿನಂತಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ, ದಯವಿಟ್ಟು ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ಮಾಧ್ಯಮ ಚಾನಲ್ಗಳಿಗೆ ಸುದ್ದಿಗಳನ್ನು ಹರಡಿ, ನಿಮ್ಮ ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯಾ / ವಿಕಿಸೋರ್ಸ್ಗೆ ಅವರ ಸೈಟ್ನೋಟಿಸ್ ಅನ್ನು ಬಳಸಲು ನಾವು ಯಾವಾಗಲೂ ಮನವರಿಕೆ ಮಾಡಲು ಪ್ರಯತ್ನಿಸುತ್ತೇವೆ. ಸಹಜವಾಗಿ, ನೀವು ನಿಮ್ಮ ಸ್ವಂತ ವಿಕಿಸೋರ್ಸ್ ಸೈಟ್ ಸೂಚನೆಯನ್ನು ಸಹ ಬಳಸಬೇಕು. ಕೆಲವು ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿಗಳು: ಸಿಐಎಸ್-ಎ 2 ಕೆ ನೀಡಿದ ಕೆಲವು ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ / ಬಹುಮಾನ ಇರಬಹುದು.
ಮೌಲ್ಯೀಕರಿಸಿದ ಮತ್ತು ಪ್ರೂಫ್ ರೀಡ್ ಪುಟಗಳನ್ನು ಎಣಿಸುವ ಮಾರ್ಗ: ಇಂಡಿಕ್ ವಿಕಿಸೋರ್ಸ್ ಸ್ಪರ್ಧಾ ಪರಿಕರಗಳು ಸಮಯ: ಪ್ರೂಫ್ರೆಡ್ಥಾನ್ ಚಾಲನೆಯಾಗುತ್ತದೆ: 15 ಆಗಸ್ಟ್ 2021 00.01 ರಿಂದ 31 ಆಗಸ್ಟ್ 2021 23.59 (ಐಎಸ್ಟಿ) ನಿಯಮಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಮಾರ್ಗಸೂಚಿಗಳು: ಮೂಲ ನಿಯಮಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಮಾರ್ಗಸೂಚಿಗಳನ್ನು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ವಿವರಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ ಸ್ಕೋರಿಂಗ್: ವಿವರಗಳ ಸ್ಕೋರಿಂಗ್ ವಿಧಾನವನ್ನು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ವಿವರಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ .
ಹಲವು ಭಾರತೀಯ ವಿಕಿಸೋರ್ಸ್ ಸಂಪಾದಕರು ಈ ವರ್ಷ ಮನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಲಾಕ್ಡೌನ್ ಆಗಿರುವುದರಿಂದ ಲಭ್ಯವಿರಬಹುದು ಎಂದು ನಾನು ಭಾವಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ. ನಿಮ್ಮ ಗಮನಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು ಜಯಂತ (ಸಿಐಎಸ್-ಎ 2 ಕೆ) ವಿಕಿಸೋರ್ಸ್ ಪ್ರೋಗ್ರಾಂ ಅಧಿಕಾರಿ, ಸಿಐಎಸ್-ಎ 2 ಕೆ
ನಿಮ್ಮ ಗಮನಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು
ವಿಕಿಸೋರ್ಸ್ ಪ್ರೋಗ್ರಾಂ ಅಧಿಕಾರಿ , CIS-A2K
2021 WMF Board election postponed until August 18th[ಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ]
We are reaching out to you today regarding the 2021 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election. This election was due to open on August 4th. Due to some technical issues with SecurePoll, the election must be delayed by two weeks. This means we plan to launch the election on August 18th, which is the day after Wikimania concludes. For information on the technical issues, you can see the Phabricator ticket.
We are truly sorry for this delay and hope that we will get back on schedule on August 18th. We are in touch with the Elections Committee and the candidates to coordinate the next steps. We will update the Board election Talk page and Telegram channel as we know more.
Thanks for your patience, KCVelaga (WMF), ೦೩:೪೯, ೩ ಆಗಸ್ಟ್ ೨೦೨೧ (UTC)
The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Election is open: 18 - 31 August 2021[ಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ]
Voting for the 2021 Board of Trustees election is now open. Candidates from the community were asked to submit their candidacy. After a three-week-long Call for Candidates, there are 19 candidates for the 2021 election.
The Wikimedia movement has the opportunity to vote for the selection of community and affiliate trustees. By voting, you will help to identify those people who have the qualities to best serve the needs of the movement for the next several years. The Board is expected to select the four most voted candidates to serve as trustees. Voting closes 31 August 2021.
Please let me know if you have any questions regarding voting. KCVelaga (WMF), ೦೬:೧೧, ೧೮ ಆಗಸ್ಟ್ ೨೦೨೧ (UTC)
Universal Code of Conduct - Enforcement draft guidelines review[ಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ]
The Universal Code of Conduct Phase 2 drafting committee would like comments about the enforcement draft guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC). This review period is planned for 17 August 2021 through 17 October 2021.
These guidelines are not final but you can help move the progress forward. The committee will revise the guidelines based upon community input.
There are planned live discussions about the UCoC enforcement draft guidelines:
- Wikimania 2021 session (recorded 16 August)
- Conversation hours - 24 August, 31 August, 7 September @ 03:00 UTC & 14:00 UTC
- Roundtable calls - 18 September @ 03:00 UTC & 15:00 UTC
Summaries of discussions will be posted every two weeks here.
Please let me know if you have any questions. KCVelaga (WMF), ೦೬:೨೪, ೧೮ ಆಗಸ್ಟ್ ೨೦೨೧ (UTC)
[Reminder] Wikimedia Foundation elections 2021: 3 days left to vote[ಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ]
As you may already know, Wikimedia Foundation elections started on 18 August and will continue until 31 August, 23:59 UTC i.e. ~ 3 days left.
Members of the Wikimedia community have the opportunity to elect four candidates to a three-year term.
Here are the links that might be useful for voting.
We have also published stats regarding voter turnout so far, you can check how many eligible voters from your wiki has voted on this page.
Please let me know if you have any questions. KCVelaga (WMF), ೦೫:೪೦, ೨೯ ಆಗಸ್ಟ್ ೨೦೨೧ (UTC)
Results of 2021 Wikimedia Foundation elections[ಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ]
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 Board election. The Elections Committee has reviewed the votes of the 2021 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election, organized to select four new trustees. A record 6,873 people from across 214 projects cast their valid votes. The following four candidates received the most support:
- Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight
- Victoria Doronina
- Dariusz Jemielniak
- Lorenzo Losa
While these candidates have been ranked through the community vote, they are not yet appointed to the Board of Trustees. They still need to pass a successful background check and meet the qualifications outlined in the Bylaws. The Board has set a tentative date to appoint new trustees at the end of this month.
Universal Code of Conduct EDGR conversation hour for South Asia[ಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ]
As you may already know, the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) provides a baseline of behaviour for collaboration on Wikimedia projects worldwide. Communities may add to this to develop policies that take account of local and cultural context while maintaining the criteria listed here as a minimum standard. The Wikimedia Foundation Board has ratified the policy in December 2020.
The current round of conversations is around how the Universal Code of Conduct should be enforced across different Wikimedia platforms and spaces. This will include training of community members to address harassment, development of technical tools to report harassment, and different levels of handling UCoC violations, among other key areas.
The conversation hour is an opportunity for community members from South Asia to discuss and provide their feedback, which will be passed on to the drafting committee. The details of the conversation hour are as follows:
- Date: 16 September
- Time: Bangladesh: 5:30 pm to 7 pm, India & Sri Lanka: 5 pm to 6:30 pm, Nepal: 5:15 pm to 5:45 pm
- Meeting link: https://meet.google.com/dnd-qyuq-vnd | add to your calendar
Movement Charter Drafting Committee - Community Elections to take place October 11 - 24[ಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ]
This is a short message with an update from the Movement Charter process. The call for candidates for the Drafting Committee closed September 14, and we got a diverse range of candidates. The committee will consist of 15 members, and those will be (s)elected via three different ways.
The 15 member committee will be selected with a 3-step process:
- Election process for project communities to elect 7 members of the committee.
- Selection process for affiliates to select 6 members of the committee.
- Wikimedia Foundation process to appoint 2 members of the committee.
The community elections will take place between October 11 and October 24. The other process will take place in parallel, so that all processes will be concluded by November 1.
For the full context of the Movement Charter, its role, as well the process for its creation, please have a look at Meta. You can also contact us at any time on Telegram or via email (email@example.com).
Best, RamzyM (WMF) ೦೨:೪೬, ೨೨ ಸೆಪ್ಟೆಂಬರ್ ೨೦೨೧ (UTC)
Voting period to elect members of the Movement Charter Drafting Committee is now open[ಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ]
Voting for the election for the members for the Movement Charter drafting committee is now open. In total, 70 Wikimedians from around the world are running for 7 seats in these elections.
Voting is open from October 12 to October 24, 2021.
The committee will consist of 15 members in total: The online communities vote for 7 members, 6 members will be selected by the Wikimedia affiliates through a parallel process, and 2 members will be appointed by the Wikimedia Foundation. The plan is to assemble the committee by November 1, 2021.
Learn about each candidate to inform your vote in the language that you prefer: <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Movement_Charter/Drafting_Committee/Candidates>
Learn about the Drafting Committee: <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Movement_Charter/Drafting_Committee>
We are piloting a voting advice application for this election. Click yourself through the tool and you will see which candidate is closest to you! Check at <https://mcdc-election-compass.toolforge.org/>
Read the full announcement: <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Movement_Charter/Drafting_Committee/Elections>
Go vote at SecurePoll on: <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Movement_Charter/Drafting_Committee/Elections>
Movement Strategy & Governance Team, Wikimedia Foundation
೦೫:೫೦, ೧೩ ಅಕ್ಟೋಬರ್ ೨೦೨೧ (UTC)