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Strategic Planning at Wikimedia Australia

We would love your input to develop Wikimedia Australia's strategic plan!

Calling on WMAu members, friends, and community stakeholders to contribute your ideas for the direction and growth of Wikimedia Australia over the next three years.

Please submit your ideas before 15 July 2011, in time for our first strategic planning workshop on 16-17 July 2011!

How to contribute your ideas and suggestions

Timeline: 1 July - 15 July 2011

  1. Read our strategic planning pages
  2. Submit your suggestions on Wikimedia Australia's ideascale page

Wikimedia Australia members can also discuss ideas on our public discussion place and the private mailing list.

Background

The Strategic Planning group, a sub-committee of the WMAu Committee, is currently developing a strategic plan for Wikimedia Australia. We are seeking input from our members, friends of WMAu, and community stakeholders. An initial Strategic Planning Subcommittee workshop on the 16th and 17th July will deliberate over these issues including submissions received up to 15th July.

Who We Are

Wikimedia Australia, Inc.® is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, whose primary aim is to promote equality of opportunity to access and participate in the collaborative creation of Free Cultural Works, especially educational works, and works about Australia, its culture, natural environment, and Australian news and media. See our Statement of Purpose & Rules.

Wikimedia Australia is recognised by the Wikimedia Foundation as an official chapter and as such will offer members an official voice in the global Wikimedia community, whose aim is to create the sum of all human knowledge, freely available in your own language.

The purpose of Wikimedia Australia is to:

  • organise and participate in educational and social events that promote development of Free Cultural Works and related open source software systems, in particular wikis
  • increase public awareness, support and participation in the projects hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF)
  • develop resources to assist Australians in the creation and maintenance of Free Cultural Works

Note: Wikimedia Australia and the Wikimedia Foundation have no relationship with WikiLeaks, formally or informally. For more information please see "What's in a name" from the official Wikimedia Foundation blog.

ABN: 74 761 792 996
CAV Registration No.: A0051923E

What we do

The Wikimedia Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation which hosts and supports a range of projects that contain information about Australia and Australians. Some of these projects include: Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wikisource, Wikibooks and Wikinews, as well as projects in 266 languages.

Wikimedia Australia shares and supports the Wikimedia Foundation's goals but does not manage these projects and is not responsible for their content. Volunteers editing from all over the world contribute the material hosted on the Wikimedia projects and we encourage our members and supporters to have a look and consider joining Wikimedia's mission to support the production of free content.

Sign up to Wikimedia Australia!

Wikimedia Australia would love you to get involved! All members are encouraged to get involved in many ways.

You may be an active participant on one of the Wikimedia projects, or maybe you'd like to know more about how to get involved in one – whatever your background and experience, we'd love to tell you more about Wikimedia, and 'free culture' – please do sign up!

Non-members can still request an account to edit this wiki.

Contact Information

The best way to contact us is via email to contact-at-wikimedia.org.au. You will also find additional contact options on the Contact page, which is linked in the navigation box on the left side of each page.

Planned Events

Coming events from our calendar:

See also the full calendar, and list of past events.



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Wikimedia Foundation Projects

The Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization, operates several multilingual and free-content projects, including Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, which has become one of the world's most popular web destinations.

Wikipedia Wikipedia – Encyclopedia Wikimedia Commons Wikimedia Commons – Media repository Wiktionary Wiktionary – Dictionary
Wikibooks Wikibooks – Textbooks Wikisource Wikisource – Sources Wikiquote Wikiquote – Quotations
Wikispecies Wikispecies – Species Wikinews Wikinews – News Wikiversity Wikiversity – Learning tools
Wikivoyage Wikivoyage – Travel guide