Board Meeting

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Blank.png Date (UTC): 19 January 2023 16:30:00 - 19 January 2023 17:00:00

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

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The meeting voice transcription is available on the talk page.

  1. Eric-Jan Plans for 2023
    • So, talking about goals and principles means ‘What are we as the MediaWiki Stakeholders’ Group here for?’ I took a look at the Charter and Bylaws. We, as volunteers, want to fulfil the Vision, Purpose and Activities we defined in the Charter in a professional way. Professional to me means voluntary but not without obligation. So:
    1. Serve the community
    2. Trustworthy and reliable
    3. Well organized (practices, procedures, an agenda, prepared)
    4. Fulfilling legal obligations
    5. Practice what we preach
    6. Visible
    7. Financially in control
    • I think there is room for improvement to further professionalize and get our act together. The road to a more professional corporation in 2023 seems to call for a plan. A plan that should tackle at least:
      1. Activities for our Community:
        • E.g. organizing our yearly conferences and hackathons is something we are good at. And projects, WikiApiary etc.
      2. Organization
        • A smoothly running organization
        • A clear division of roles in the Board resulting in ownership for areas and topics
        • Board meetings with topics that are prepared and online discussed prior to a meeting
        • A balanced agenda with technical and non-technical topics
      3. Action based approach
        • An action based plan for 2023
      4. WIP
        • Before thinking of new activities, we could use this quarter to execute what we have planned in the past but is still work in progress. I just grabbed some areas and topics.
          1. Finance
            • Financial control
              • A treasurer that is financially in control. Meaning access to our bank account, having a trustworthy budget, knowing revenues and costs, doing payments
            • A strong Membership base
              • We haven’t really reached out to possible Members as we discussed
              • Reach out to continue existing Memberships aiming for long lasting Memberships
            • Legal obligations
              • I am talking about liability and fulfilling legal obligations such as compliance and governance here
          2. Communication
            • Online presence: attractive websites and
          3. Risk management
            • Meet legal obligations arising from our Memberships
          4. Unfinished activities
            • Reliable project backlog and related work
  2. Lex updates
    • Moved till next meeting
  3. Mark WikiApiary updates
    • Moved till next meeting
  4. Bryan EMWCom updates
    • Moved till next meeting
  5. Markus Yearly Report
    • Information needed from Bryan
    • Moved till next meeting


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