[Wikimediaindia-l] Thank you!

Hello Friends and Colleagues,

Thank you to everyone who supported my candidature in the board elections and also thanks to everyone who voted in this election. WMF Board elections 2021 results are now announced: https://diff.wikimedia.org/2021/09/07/results-for-the-most-contended-wikimedia-foundation-board-of-trustees-election/

The following four candidates received the most support and are going to be appointed to board after a background check:

  1. Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight

  2. Victoria Doronina

  3. Dariusz Jemielniak

  4. Lorenzo Losa

Except for an unfavourable result, It has been a really great journey for me. I have spent hours in preparing and attending several meetings with communities arranged by the election team or individual communities. I forced myself to think of some very important questions about governance, community development and other aspects of our movement. This is really good learning for me.

I felt happy to have a good number of Indian Wikimedians who are also experienced in movement and projects to contest in this election. Although none of us could make it, I believe these efforts by candidates would ignite some necessary awareness and discussion about movement governance in the Indian Wikimedia movement.

Good wishes to the elected board members and once again thanks to everyone who voted in this election.

Thanks and Regards,

Thanks for sharing this Pavan. All the best for your Wiki-works ahead.



মঙ্গল, 7 সেপ., 2021 11:57 PM তারিখে pavan santhosh pavansanthosh.s@gmail.com লিখেছেন:

Hi Pavan,

Thank you for your note.
It was good to see Indian wikipedians like you stand and put up your candidature.

I wish you the very best in your continued wiki endeavours.


Dear Indian Wikimates,

Global Voting Percentage is 10%

Indian Wiki’s are relatively better,

Our Kannada is 13 out of 32 votes ==> 40%

and therein lies an opportunity.

Growing the Contributor Base &

Growing Voting Percentage

However, Even with 100% voting, India might not be able to make a dent/mark.

Requesting Veterans to suggest better strategies to get unheard voices (many terms Indic/Global South/South Asia, …) do get a representative on the board.

By Next Year, Hope this thought gathers momentum & things will look better.

Mallikarjuna S J,