[WMCEE-l] Movement Charter Drafting Committee: CEE affiliates selector

Philip Kopetzky philip.kopetzky at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 15:59:12 CEST 2021

Thanks Mykola for the update!

Sounds reasonable to me - the bias angle is still a bit bizarre considering
this isn't a popularity contest but a process to find a group of people
able to complete the work they are tasked with. Considering where most of
the votes in the election have come from, I would think that the first and
fourth criteria will be the most important ones.


On Tue, 26 Oct 2021 at 14:39, Mykola Kozlenko <mycola-k at ukr.net> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Second update: our current stage is coming up with diversity criteria and
> analysing candidates based on them. We will provide the shortlist before
> the community election is completed to avoid biased decisions.
> The criteria I am suggesting so far are currently the following:
> Prerequisites: positive team collaboration experience, commitment and
> movement understanding.
> Diversity criteria:
>    1. Skills. Ideally, at least one person with a major experience
>    (significant track record) of each of those:
>    1. Policy writing,
>       2. Organisations governance,
>       3. Resource allocation,
>       4. Strategic planning and movement strategy experience,
>       5. Diversity initiatives, particularly multilingualism (very
>       important for the CEE region),
>       6. Technology.
>       2. On-wiki experience. I would like to have a mix of:
>    1. Age
>       1. at least one relative newbie (< 3 years)
>          2. at least one relative veteran (>10 years) with continued
>          activity;
>          2. Roles
>       1. at least one functionary (CU or ArbCom)
>          2. at least one experienced (significant editcount) non-admin
>          content editor;
>          3. if possible, a user with low on-wiki activity but significant
>          off-wiki organising experience.
>          3. Projects
>       1. at least one user with a significant activity (primary or
>          secondary) on a sister project (Wikisource/Wiktionary etc.),
>          2. at least one user active on a small-ish Wikipedia
>          3. at least one user primarily active on a large international
>          Wikipedia (such as English, French or Spanish),
>          4. at least one user with a significant activity (primary or
>          secondary) on a multilingual project Commons/Wikidata/Wikispecies/Meta (the
>          latter for real belonging to the Meta community, not editing grant pages
>          and similar),
>          5. if possible, a user with major contributions to MediaWiki,
>          Phabricator or code.
>          3. Off-wiki experience. I would like to have a mix of:
>    1. at least one former member of WMF board or FDC,
>       2. at least one chapter (or large UG with staff) chair or long-term
>       board member,
>       3. at least one founder or leader of a UG from an emerging
>       community,
>       4. at least one affiliate member who was not on a board,
>       5. at least one affiliate staff member,
>       6. at least one contributor not actively involved in any affiliate,
>       7. if possible, people involved in external partnerships, be it on
>       content (GLAM, education) or advocacy (Creative Commons, OSM etc.) side
>       8. if possible, a person with an experience of
>       regional/international collaborations (hub, regional conference steering
>       team, Wikimania team etc.)
>       4. Diversity of profiles:
>    1. Gender: ideally 50/50, otherwise not more than 4 out of 6 of either
>       gender
>       2. Regions: ideally 50/50 Global North / Global South, or no more
>       than 4 out of 6 of either part. Ideally, six regions represented: NWE, CEE,
>       North America (for Global North), Latin America, Africa, Asia/Pacific (for
>       Global South).
> Please feel free to comment, here on the mailing list or privately, if you
> want to provide feedback.
> Best regards,
> Mykola (NickK)
> *19 жовтня 2021, 21:23:00, від "Mykola Kozlenko" <mycola-k at ukr.net
> <mycola-k at ukr.net>>: *
> Hi all,
> As I was elected as a CEE affiliates selector [1], I am sending you an
> update regarding the Movement Charter Drafting Committee selection process.
> The current stage is: we had a first call to understand the process (quick
> summary: results to be announced by 31 October, target is to focus on
> diversity of skills), and we have an asynchronous evaluation of candidates.
> The two questions we are working on now are:
> * what are the skills we want to see (CEE?) on the Drafting Committee
> * if there is specific feedback on candidates who you might consider
> exceptionally good or particularly unfit (especially if you worked with
> them)
> Please feel free to either answer here on mailing list or write to me
> privately (this email, or wikimail to User:NickK on any wiki).
> The list of candidates is here:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Movement_Charter/Drafting_Committee/Candidates
> The skills are here (you can add your own ones if yiu think something else
> is important):
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Movement_Charter/Drafting_Committee/Diversity_and_Expertise_Matrices
> Looking forward to getting your feedback - and I will keep you updated
> Best regards
> Mykola (NickK)
> [1]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Movement_Charter/Affiliates_by_Region/Central_and_Eastern_Europe
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