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Vote now to select members of the first U4C[eedit soorce]

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Dear all,

I am writing to you to let you know the voting period for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) is open now through May 9, 2024. Read the information on the voting page on Meta-wiki to learn more about voting and voter eligibility.

The Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) is a global group dedicated to providing an equitable and consistent implementation of the UCoC. Community members were invited to submit their applications for the U4C. For more information and the responsibilities of the U4C, please review the U4C Charter.

Please share this message with members of your community so they can participate as well.

On behalf of the UCoC project team,

RamzyM (WMF) 20:20, 25 Apryle 2024 (UTC)[Replie]

Sign up for the language community meeting on May 31st, 16:00 UTC[eedit soorce]

Hello all,

The next language community meeting is scheduled in a few weeks - May 31st at 16:00 UTC. If you're interested, you can sign up on this wiki page.

This is a participant-driven meeting, where we share language-specific updates related to various projects, collectively discuss technical issues related to language wikis, and work together to find possible solutions. For example, in the last meeting, the topics included the machine translation service (MinT) and the languages and models it currently supports, localization efforts from the Kiwix team, and technical challenges with numerical sorting in files used on Bengali Wikisource.

Do you have any ideas for topics to share technical updates related to your project? Any problems that you would like to bring for discussion during the meeting? Do you need interpretation support from English to another language? Please reach out to me at ssethi(__AT__)wikimedia.org and add agenda items to the document here.

We look forward to your participation!

MediaWiki message delivery 21:22, 14 Mey 2024 (UTC)[Replie]

Feedback invited on Procedure for Sibling Project Lifecycle[eedit soorce]

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Dear community members,

The Community Affairs Committee (CAC) of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees invites you to give feedback on a draft Procedure for Sibling Project Lifecycle. This draft Procedure outlines proposed steps and requirements for opening and closing Wikimedia Sibling Projects, and aims to ensure any newly approved projects are set up for success. This is separate from the procedures for opening or closing language versions of projects, which is handled by the Language Committee or closing projects policy.

You can find the details on this page, as well as the ways to give your feedback from today until the end of the day on June 23, 2024, anywhere on Earth.

You can also share information about this with the interested project communities you work with or support, and you can also help us translate the procedure into more languages, so people can join the discussions in their own language.

On behalf of the CAC,

RamzyM (WMF) 02:26, 22 Mey 2024 (UTC)[Replie]

Announcing the first Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee[eedit soorce]

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The scrutineers have finished reviewing the vote results. We are following up with the results of the first Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) election.

We are pleased to announce the following individuals as regional members of the U4C, who will fulfill a two-year term:

  • North America (USA and Canada)
  • Northern and Western Europe
  • Latin America and Caribbean
  • Central and East Europe (CEE)
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • East, South East Asia and Pacific (ESEAP)
  • South Asia

The following individuals are elected to be community-at-large members of the U4C, fulfilling a one-year term:

Thank you again to everyone who participated in this process and much appreciation to the candidates for your leadership and dedication to the Wikimedia movement and community.

Over the next few weeks, the U4C will begin meeting and planning the 2024-25 year in supporting the implementation and review of the UCoC and Enforcement Guidelines. Follow their work on Meta-wiki.

On behalf of the UCoC project team,

RamzyM (WMF) 08:15, 3 Juin 2024 (UTC)[Replie]

The final text of the Wikimedia Movement Charter is now on Meta[eedit soorce]

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Hi everyone,

The final text of the Wikimedia Movement Charter is now up on Meta in more than 20 languages for your reading.

What is the Wikimedia Movement Charter?

The Wikimedia Movement Charter is a proposed document to define roles and responsibilities for all the members and entities of the Wikimedia movement, including the creation of a new body – the Global Council – for movement governance.

Join the Wikimedia Movement Charter “Launch Party”

Join the “Launch Party” on June 20, 2024 at 14.00-15.00 UTC (your local time). During this call, we will celebrate the release of the final Charter and present the content of the Charter. Join and learn about the Charter before casting your vote.

Movement Charter ratification vote

Voting will commence on SecurePoll on June 25, 2024 at 00:01 UTC and will conclude on July 9, 2024 at 23:59 UTC. You can read more about the voting process, eligibility criteria, and other details on Meta.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment on the Meta talk page or email the MCDC at mcdc@wikimedia.org.

On behalf of the MCDC,

RamzyM (WMF) 08:44, 11 Juin 2024 (UTC)[Replie]

Juin writin drive - 24-30 Juin 2024[eedit soorce]

Jyne us in sortin oot an impruivin the Wiki - the theme is technology.

Jyne the ashboard here, mair info on-wiki here. Sara Thomas (WMUK) (tauk) 12:11, 19 Juin 2024 (UTC)[Replie]

Celtic Knot Conference: date, proposal for the program and scholarships[eedit soorce]

Hello everyone,

On behalf of the Celtic Knot Conference organising team, I have some exciting news to share about the event dedicated to Celtic languages on the Wikimedia projects.

The Celtic Knot Language Conference is a gathering that acknowledges the diversity of Celtic language communities and their presence within the global Wikimedia ecosystem. Rooted in the spirit of collaboration and community empowerment, it serves as a nexus for language enthusiasts, Wikimedia contributors, cultural advocates, academics and researchers to come together and explore innovative approaches to language preservation, promotion, and recognition of Celtic and minority languages in the digital space.

The conference will take place on 25-27 September 2024, onsite in Waterford City, Ireland. Keep an eye on the event page for more updates including details about the venue, programme and registration soon! details about the venue, program, registration and other updates will be added to the event page in due time.

As we are currently building the program for the conference, we would love to invite community members to contribute to the event by giving a presentation, a lightning talk, running a workshop or submitting a poster. The call for program proposals is now open until Sunday 14 July. You can make a proposal directly on Wiki or using a form. You will find all the details and instructions on the Call for submissions page.

To support participants coming from Ireland or Europe to attend the event, we are offering scholarships to cover event tickets, travel and accommodation. For people located in other areas of the world or people who cannot join onsite, we are offering e-scholarships covering data packages to watch the conference from home. The scholarship application process is open until Sunday, June 30th. You can find the form and the instructions on the Attend page.

We are looking forward to receiving your contributions to the program and scholarship requests!

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the organising team: Richard Nevell (WMUK), Amy O'Riordan and Sophie Fitzpatrick (Wikimedia Community Ireland), or Léa Lacroix.

Thank you, Richard Nevell (WMUK) (tauk) 14:26, 19 Juin 2024 (UTC)[Replie]