Call for participation

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Initial Call

The Wikimedia Foundation has begun a year long phase of strategic planning. During this time of planning, members of the community have the opportunity to propose ideas, ask questions, and help to chart the future of the Foundation and movement. In order to create as centralized an area as possible for these discussions, the Strategy Wiki has been launched. This wiki will provide an overview of the strategic planning process and ways to get involved, including just a few questions that everyone can answer. All ideas are welcome, and everyone is invited to participate.

Please take a few moments to check out the strategy wiki. It is being translated into as many languages as possible now; feel free to leave your messages in your native language and we will have them translated (but, in case of any doubt, let us know what language it is, if not english!).

All proposals for the Wikimedia Foundation may be left in any language.

Please take time to join in this exciting process. The importance of your participation can not be overstated. Planning for the future is determined by your input. Come discuss future directions for the Projects, how the Foundation can facilitate the work of the Projects, and how we should allocate time and resources to best support our mission.

--Philippe

(please cross-post widely and forgive those who do.)

Broader Call (September 2009)

The launch of the Call for participation has been delayed until Monday, 21 September. Then we will launch a broad-scale call for participation. This will include a site notice across all Wikimedia projects with a link to an appeal from Michael Snow and Jimmy Wales. The appeal lists a number of ways to participate, including applying to participate in Task forces.

Here is the content that will be going up for the appeal: