Wikimedia currently encompasses 10 different projects. However, there isn't strong clarity about how new projects should get started and when should projects be spun out. The purpose of this Task Force is to examine current processes for accepting new projects and retiring existing ones, and to propose improvements to these processes. It will explore the following questions and propose concrete recommendations by April 30, 2010.
- Should Wikimedia start or accept new projects? If so, what should the criteria be?
- Similarly, should Wikimedia retire existing projects? If so, what should the criteria be?
Membership of this Task Force is open to anyone who wishes to participate and who is willing to stay engaged in this process until the draft plan is complete. That means:
- Reading and understanding the background material
- Actively participating in discussion, and encouraging others to participate
- Contributing to the synthesis of the plan and other materials (e.g. summaries of the discussion)
If you'd like to sign up, please add your name to the column on the right.
- /Discussion summary
- Project policy draft
- List of things that need to be free
- Process for creating a new project
- Project costs: Is there any information about what the cost of the different Wikimedia projects are (staff time, volunteer drain from other projects, MediaWiki extensions, etc.)? Add it here.