Bootstrap the Code of Conduct Committee
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The review of the Code of Conduct for Wikimedia technical spaces has been completed and now it is time to
bootstrap its first committee. The process is defined in https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Code_of_Conduct/Committee#Selection_of_new_members

Actions:

  • Enable techconductcandidates@wikimedia.org
  • Technical Collaboration team to start the search of 10 candidates (5 committee members, 5 auxiliary members).
  • A public announcement inviting interested parties to nominate themselves or recommend others.
  • Publication of a list of candidates. 2 week private feedback phase starts.
  • If needed, update the list of candidates and start another review phase.
  • Identification of members to the Wikimedia Foundation, signature of confidentiality agreement, and written commitment by each member to comply with and enforce the full Code of Conduct
  • Training period for newly proposed members.
  • 6 weeks after the final list of candidates was published, the new committee is constituted.
Mattflaschen-WMF added a subscriber: Mattflaschen-WMF.

Per the Code of Conduct, they also need to "commit to comply with and enforce the full Code of Conduct".

I've tentatively added this to the checklist. I also recommend that the commitment be in writing. "full Code of Conduct" includes the whole Code of Conduct (everything that was approved) not just the part at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Code_of_Conduct .

Qgil added a comment.Thu, Mar 9, 11:39 PM

The call for candidates to form the first Code of Conduct Committee has been sent to wikitech-l, mediawiki-l, engineering, labs-l, analytics, wiki-research-l, and design. I need help to advertise it in more places.

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:Code_of_Conduct#Call_for_candidates_to_form_the_first_Code_of_Conduct_Committee

Qgil edited the task description. (Show Details)Thu, Mar 9, 11:40 PM
Qgil added a comment.Fri, Mar 10, 9:36 AM

I forwarded the call to wikitech-ambassadors hoping that it helps finding candidates or recommendations among tech volunteers in wiki projects.

I will consider the public announcement step done as soon as we have the Phabricator homepage and the MediaWiki sitenotice covered. @Aklapper @Mattflaschen-WMF can you help, or point me to who can help?

The text could simply be:

Call for candidates to form the first Code of Conduct Committee

We could run the sitenotice during... two weeks?

I will consider the public announcement step done as soon as we have the Phabricator homepage and the MediaWiki sitenotice covered.

Now if I could only make "Add existing Panel" on https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/dashboard/arrange/1/ actually list W749 so I could add it to the dashboard, that would help... Meh.

Grmpf. Created W923 and archived W749 again, that worked. Now on the Phab frontpage.

Jay8g added a subscriber: Jay8g.Sat, Mar 18, 4:04 AM
Qgil edited the task description. (Show Details)Thu, Mar 23, 3:12 PM

I think the announcement phase can be considered completed even without the banner. We are getting a good amount of possible candidates from different areas.

37 people have been contacted so far, from which 32 are currently potential candidates. 6 people are self-nominated, 18 have been recommended, and 13 have been invited by us. We are still reaching out to new candidates and we welcome more self-nominations and recommendations. We have started to discuss selection criteria. With our focus on diversity in mind, we are trying to cover fairly well aspects like gender, age, location, languages, affiliation, developer experience, Wikimedia experience, and areas of specialization.