Critical issues presentations/Why we need a reformation of the structure of the Wikimedia Movement

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Submission no. 18
Title of the submission

Why we need a reformation of the structure of the Wikimedia Movement

Author of the submission
  • Sebastian Wallroth
  • Jan Schwefel
Country of origin

Germany; Germany

Topics

Governance, Policy

Keywords
  • Wikimedia Movement
  • Organization
  • Community
  • Volunteers
Abstract

There are tensions between the Wikimedia organizations and the volunteers since the beginning. And even between Wikimedia organizations (Foundation, Chapters, Funds Dissemination Committee) there are misunderstandings, tensions, and questions of areas of responsibilities. This talk it about the self-perception of the parts of the Wikimedia Movement, the demand of respect by the volunteers, and the bad influence of big amounts of money.

Result

Not accepted