Critical issues presentations/Wikimedia movement and ethical questions

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Submission no. 124
Title of the submission

Wikimedia movement and ethical questions

Author of the submission
  • Lionel Scheepmans
Country of origin

Belgium

Topics

Governance, Outreach, Policy, Research

Keywords
  • Ethic
  • Governance
  • Wikimedia
  • Movement
  • Foundation
  • Culture
  • Budget
  • Active editors
  • Donation
Abstract

Wikimedia foundation projects, the foundation it self and the wikimedia movement in general face various ethical problems based on centralization of power concerning budget and project management. Concretely, the question of the iron law of oligarchy rise into the Wikipedia movement. The target of this talk is to convince wikimedia movement member to have an intern discussion about this issue.

This talk will concern specificaly :

Theoritical democratic participating consensual governance and practical olligarchy in decision making process on Wikimedia sphere.

Participation of active éditors in budget management witch come from donations due to there activities.

This talk will refer to previous paper :

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/05/12/wikimania-online-and-offline/

https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Wikipedia_and_democracy,_why_and_how_to_improve_equality_among_active_editors_in_the_projects_and_movement_governance%3F

And still in process but will be finished and translated in Englih :

https://fr.wikiversity.org/wiki/Recherche:Questions_d'%C3%A9tique_au_sein_du_mouvement_Wikim%C3%A9dia

Result

Not accepted