Local languages/Working document for recommendations

From Strategic Planning

The purpose of this document is to summarize discussions and facts from other documents that relates to the six questions that the Local Language Task Force are suppossed to ansewer.

Are there Wikimedia policy and procedures that inhibit the development of local language Wikipedias?

How can mature Wikipedias like English and German support the development of local language Wikipedias?

  • How can Wikipedians who do not speak local languages but have experience editing and building mature Wikipedias contribute to the development of local language Wikipedias(ex. developing templates, Wikipedia buddy system)?
  • What role should translation from mature language Wikipedias to local language Wikipedias play and what tools are needed to facilitate this role?

What lessons can be learned from the growth of the successful smaller language Wikipedias?

What strategies and tactics are successful in increasing awareness of Wikipedia projects in a specific geographic region and how can Wikimedia empower people to implement these strategies and tactics?

What tools and supports are necessary to further build out local languages?

Who is needed to support this strategy (e.g., Wikimedia Foundation, chapters, individual volunteers, external partners), and what do they need to do?