The Affiliations Committee is requesting the creations of an Affiliates-l mailing list to serve as a resource for Wikimedia Movement Affiliates.
There is an existing list specifically for chapters on a private non-WMF server. This list is meant for a broader audience (including ThOrgs and WUGs as well as chapters). Creation of this list has already been discussed with the owners of that list.
The Affiliates-l mailing list is meant to be a place for Wikimedia movement affiliates to discuss issues related to affiliates, make announcements to other affiliates, and collaborate on activities and community-wide events.
Examples of these discussions may include - but are certainly not limited to:
- Discussions on Wikimedia movement matters related to affiliates.
- Planning for community-wide activities - such as Wiki Loves Monuments, the Wikimedia Foundation elections, or Wikipedia 15.
- Collaboration on affiliate activities - such as joint editathons or regional conferences.
- Announcement of reports, blog posts, or other communications from affiliates.
- Dissemination of information from the Wikimedia Foundation by the Affiliations Committee.
The Affiliates-l mailing list is intended for leaders of Wikimedia movement affiliates. There are no representatives from the Wikimedia Foundation on the list, aside from members of the Affiliations Committee - who are volunteers working within movement affiliates.