Board Meeting

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Blank.png Date (UTC): 11 February 2021 03:30:00 - 11 February 2021 04:30:00

Person.png Attendees: Bernhard Krabina, Bryan Hildebrand, Cindy Cicalese, Eric-Jan, Lex Sulzer, Mark Hershberger, Markus Glaser

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  1. Code of Conduct
  2. MWStake Bylaw requirements (Charter & Annual Meeting)
  3. Membership & Corporate sponsorship
  4. MW Releases


The meeting voice transcription is available on the talk page.

  1. Code of Conduct
    • Cindy Brief update on Code of Conduct progress
  2. MWStake Bylaw requirements (Charter & Annual Meeting)
    • Bryan From our articles of incorporation (what we used to become a non-profit), our stated purpose is:
      • "To contribute to the development of MediaWiki by fostering communication and coordination of MediaWiki developers, operators, and users, and other MediaWiki improvement efforts."
    • A charter does the following:
      1. Identifies the purpose of the organization (see articles of incorporation above)
      2. Identifies the board of directors of the organization
      3. Identifies the the business location
    • Markus We should remove those parts above (& Mission/Vision/Goals) from the bylaws and add them to a new page called Charter
      • Also create a redirect from "Articles of Incorporation" to "Charter"
    • Markus I propose the following for the Annual meeting:
      • Have an Annual meeting in March
      • Current Board is "transitionary"
      • This year is the transitional year
      • Moving forward, next year we can begin normal voting for Board Members
  3. Membership & Corporate sponsorship
    • Eric-Jan We have the plan in place, just need CC processing and we can begin
    • Mark The CC should be working, we just need some test cases to make sure
    • Bernhard Is it possible to donate?
      • Mark It's possible technically, we just need to implement it
    • Bryan Can we start showing the list of members & corporate sponsors on
      • Mark Maybe manual at first, but automate it in the future
      • Bryan If I can get a list, I can create the page now
  4. MW Releases
    • Cindy Previously this was done by Mark & Markus
      • Now internal WMF people that do it now
      • WMDE has a strategy plan of supporting 3rd party use of Wikibase. Wikibase is tied to releases of MW
      • I feel MWStake should take over MW releases
      • Some people at the WMF want to have control of some parts, but would like to see releases handled by someone else (possibly outside)
    • Markus Possibly a reason why companies would sponsor MWStake
      • But, we need to stay on track & might need to hire someone
      • So maybe request a grant to start the process (get it off the ground)
    • Mark Not a lot of manual work, Markus & I spent a lot of time automating & documenting the process
    • Markus It's a very visible product though, not to be taken lightly
    • Cindy Plugged MWStake to WMDE so Wikibase 3rd party users would be more involved with MWStake
    • Markus The time required to do it right is probably around 4 hours/week
  5. Current Projects
    • Eric-Jan There are two current projects within MWStake;
      1. Project Canasta
      2. MW Open Source Content Services

Chat transcript[edit]

Content pulled from the chat record of the meeting.

  1. Eric-Jan Agenda
    • Code of Conduct
      • Cindy to contact WMF legal
    • Bryan and Markus to work on actions for this year
      • Voting on board members
      • Term length & transition
    • MWStake Membership
      • Acquiring new sponsors
  2. Cindy (If time permits) MW releases
  3. Bryan Gather Town test after meeting (optional)
  4. Bernhard I'd like to talk about Social Media accounts at some point (especially Twitter).
  5. Eric-Jan There are two current initiatives within MWStakeholders Group Canasta and CSP. Here's the CSP page
  6. Bernhard


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