From Wikimedia Foundation Governance Wiki

This page outlines the roadmap for the development of the Wikimedia Foundation Governance Wiki.


The original roadmap for the Governance Wiki was developed based on feedback from the Wikimedia Foundation's internal On-wiki documentation working group, convened in late 2016.

As of February 2023, the Strategic Projects Incubator within the Wikimedia Foundation Communications department's Movement Communications team has taken on completing the transition and initial development of this wiki. At that time, the site "soft launched" more formally and began to more actively integrate active documentation from across the organization into the wiki.

The soft launch is expected to conclude by the end of the 2023-2024 fiscal year.

Since 2016, this effort has been coordinated by Gregory Varnum.

Present roadmap

March 2024 - present

Continue setting up content for translation

Continue to develop basic wiki maintenance infrastructure

  • Additional templates as needed
  • Additional categories as needed
  • Send wiki's policies to Legal for review and input as needed (underway)
  • Migrate and redirect duplicate content and translations from Meta-Wiki ( Related Google Sheet)
    • Board resolutions
    • Legal documentation
    • Board minutes
    • Board meeting agendas
    • Policies
  • Improvements to User:LincolnBot
    • Fix common formatting errors
    • Fix common interwiki link problems (Example)
  • Audit files and categorize or delete as appropriate
    • Export files out of wiki's scope to Wikimedia Commons as possible (underway)
    • Address file errors of files remaining on this wiki
  • Resolve issues with links to this wiki from footer sections of other Wikimedia wikis ( Related Phabricator ticket: T359125)

Improve design and navigation of the wiki

  • Integrate Wikimedia Foundation branding in design of landing and portal pages
    • Main page
    • Landing pages
      • Memory Bank
      • Policies
      • Board Meetings
      • Primary Wiki documentation
      • Resolutions
  • Update lists of governance materials to include all non-archived related content
    • Policies
    • Resolutions
    • Minutes
    • Agendas

Continue to improve translations setup

Ongoing wiki maintenance

  • Monitor related talk pages on Meta-Wiki, Office Wiki, and Foundation Governance Wiki itself
  • Monitor internal Slack channel for Foundation Governance Wiki (#governance-wiki)
  • Process requests for editor or administrator rights
  • Review and remove access to inactive administrator accounts
  • Monitor for vandalism and spam
  • Annual audit of user group rights


  • Reach out to existing staff with editor rights (underway)
  • Reach out to volunteer translators
  • Provide training to staff with editor rights

Past roadmaps

Note that updates are not made to past roadmaps, and tasks left marked as underway or otherwise complete may have been completed in subsequent roadmaps.

February 2023 - February 2024

Early 2024 project update

Setup content for translation

  • Setup templates to be used
  • Setup active categories
  • Setup past minutes (underway)
  • Setup past resolutions (underway)
  • Setup main pages
  • Import translations from Meta-Wiki where possible
  • Document and discuss with relevant teams possible improvements related to ( Related Phab tickets: T331668, T329043, T297970): (underway)
    • Exporting and importing translations in multiple languages between wikis
    • Better maintenance of history and translation origins/translators
    • General workflow improvements

Develop basic wiki maintenance infrastructure

  • Write initial policies needed
    • Finalize based on initial use cases
    • Send to Legal for review and input as needed
  • Setup initial categories
  • Setup initial templates
  • Review and setup additional extensions as needed
  • Support for usage of Wikidata content ( Related Phabricator ticket: T321967)
  • Write related documentation for wiki on Meta-Wiki, Office Wiki, and Foundation Governance Wiki itself
  • Monitor related talk pages on Meta-Wiki, Office Wiki, and Foundation Governance Wiki itself (ongoing)
  • Monitor internal Slack channel for Foundation Governance Wiki (ongoing)
  • Respond to requests for assistance with wiki from staff and community
  • Setup and test visual editor on more namespaces ( Related Phabricator ticket: T331079)
  • Finalize basic setup of User:LincolnBot
  • Expand functionality of User:LincolnBot
    • Synchronize shared content between wikis (determined not to be needed)
    • Assist with migrating translations (determined not to be needed)

Finalize setup of existing content

  • Move content into appropriate namespaces
  • Move to archives namespace any no longer in-use content
  • Remove any templates or categories no longer needed
  • Remove any stagnant translation materials
  • Categorize any obsolete templates
  • Provide copyedit or link updates as needed and identified from related talk pages, duplicate pages, etc.
  • Migrate and redirect duplicate content and translations from Meta-Wiki or Office Wiki ( Related Google Sheet) (underway)
  • Update related links on other wikis ( Related Phabricator ticket: T331680)

Items for future roadmaps

Activities being considered, but not yet placed into an active roadmap.

  • Identify possible target languages for translations
  • Listening sessions with translators to identify future translation improvements
  • Review usage of "&" and Roman Numerals
  • Cleanup of Archives section

See also