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Hi everyone,

First of all, I wish everyone a happy new year.

Even if the first days of 2015 were tainted by violence, we also witnessed
people shouting how freedom is important. I hope 2015 will be at the image
of the latter.

Now, to the announcement.

As you might know, Wikimedia France is working hard at improving its
governance. A gap we identified month ago was that we lacked external point
of views regarding our activities.

In order to fix that, we created a scientific committee. This committee is
a test, it doesn't exist in our bylaws. So, in 2015, we're trying this out
to see if it can help us better do our work.

This first committee is chaired by Rémi Mathis, my awesome and wonderful
predecessor. It has 8 members, including Rémi :

- *Dominique Cardon*, sociologist at Orange Labs laboratory and
associate professor at Marne-la-Vallée university (
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominique_Cardon)
- *Camille François*, Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for
Internet and Society
- *Laurent Le Bon*, Chief curator, director of Picasso-Paris national
musuem (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurent_Le_Bon)
- *Frédéric Martel*, journalist, writer and producer at France Culture
(French public radio) (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fr%C3%A9d%C3%A9ric_Martel)
- *Rémi Mathis*, former Wikimédia France chair, historian, curator (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9mi_Mathis)
- *Louise Merzeau*, associate professor at Paris Ouest university in
information sciences (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Merzeau)
- *Henri Verdier*, Etalab director , Chief Data Officer for France (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Verdier)
- *Cédric Villani*, mathématician, Fields Medalist (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%A9dric_Villani)


Those 8 persons will meet for the first time this week to better understand
what Wikimedia is. For the coming year, we will ask their inputs and
opinions on what we're doing and planning to do for free knowledge.

As said earlier, this is a test. We will try to share as much as we can our
feedback on how it goes and if it's useful for Wikimedia France.

The announcement in french is available on our blog :
http://blog.wikimedia.fr/wikimedia-france-cree-son-conseil-scientifique-7059

If you have any question feel free to ask here or to Rémi and I off-list.

All the best,

Christophe HENNER | Président
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia France] Creation of a scientific committee [ In reply to ]
Awesome!

Excellent idea!

Best regards

Rodrigo Padula
Brazil

2015-01-13 9:36 GMT-02:00 Christophe Henner <christophe.henner@wikimedia.fr>:
> Hi everyone,
>
> First of all, I wish everyone a happy new year.
>
> Even if the first days of 2015 were tainted by violence, we also witnessed
> people shouting how freedom is important. I hope 2015 will be at the image
> of the latter.
>
> Now, to the announcement.
>
> As you might know, Wikimedia France is working hard at improving its
> governance. A gap we identified month ago was that we lacked external point
> of views regarding our activities.
>
> In order to fix that, we created a scientific committee. This committee is
> a test, it doesn't exist in our bylaws. So, in 2015, we're trying this out
> to see if it can help us better do our work.
>
> This first committee is chaired by Rémi Mathis, my awesome and wonderful
> predecessor. It has 8 members, including Rémi :
>
> - *Dominique Cardon*, sociologist at Orange Labs laboratory and
> associate professor at Marne-la-Vallée university (
> http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominique_Cardon)
> - *Camille François*, Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for
> Internet and Society
> - *Laurent Le Bon*, Chief curator, director of Picasso-Paris national
> musuem (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurent_Le_Bon)
> - *Frédéric Martel*, journalist, writer and producer at France Culture
> (French public radio) (
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fr%C3%A9d%C3%A9ric_Martel)
> - *Rémi Mathis*, former Wikimédia France chair, historian, curator (
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9mi_Mathis)
> - *Louise Merzeau*, associate professor at Paris Ouest university in
> information sciences (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Merzeau)
> - *Henri Verdier*, Etalab director , Chief Data Officer for France (
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Verdier)
> - *Cédric Villani*, mathématician, Fields Medalist (
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%A9dric_Villani)
>
>
> Those 8 persons will meet for the first time this week to better understand
> what Wikimedia is. For the coming year, we will ask their inputs and
> opinions on what we're doing and planning to do for free knowledge.
>
> As said earlier, this is a test. We will try to share as much as we can our
> feedback on how it goes and if it's useful for Wikimedia France.
>
> The announcement in french is available on our blog :
> http://blog.wikimedia.fr/wikimedia-france-cree-son-conseil-scientifique-7059
>
> If you have any question feel free to ask here or to Rémi and I off-list.
>
> All the best,
>
> Christophe HENNER | Président
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
> › Mail : christophe.henner@wikimedia.fr
> › Mobile : +33(0)6 50 66 47 39
> › Tel : +33(0)5 62 89 12 01
> › Twitter : @schiste
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia France] Creation of a scientific committee [ In reply to ]
Hi Christophe,

Thanks for this information. It took me a few minutes to figure out what
the American equivalent to this committee is; at first I thought this
announcement was about a research committee. I think our equivalent is what
we would call an advisory board. Please see
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advisory_board; does this look like a good
description of what WMFR intends for its scientific committee? I ask partly
because at this very moment I am working on Cascadia Wikimedia User Group's
budget and goals documents, and it is helpful to know what experiments
other movement organizations are doing as we think about how we want to
move forward with the Cascadia group.

Thank you. (:

Pine



Pine

*This is an Encyclopedia* <https://www.wikipedia.org/>






*One gateway to the wide garden of knowledge, where lies The deep rock of
our past, in which we must delve The well of our future,The clear water we
must leave untainted for those who come after us,The fertile earth, in
which truth may grow in bright places, tended by many hands,And the broad
fall of sunshine, warming our first steps toward knowing how much we do not
know.*

*—Catherine Munro*

On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 3:36 AM, Christophe Henner <
christophe.henner@wikimedia.fr> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> First of all, I wish everyone a happy new year.
>
> Even if the first days of 2015 were tainted by violence, we also witnessed
> people shouting how freedom is important. I hope 2015 will be at the image
> of the latter.
>
> Now, to the announcement.
>
> As you might know, Wikimedia France is working hard at improving its
> governance. A gap we identified month ago was that we lacked external point
> of views regarding our activities.
>
> In order to fix that, we created a scientific committee. This committee is
> a test, it doesn't exist in our bylaws. So, in 2015, we're trying this out
> to see if it can help us better do our work.
>
> This first committee is chaired by Rémi Mathis, my awesome and wonderful
> predecessor. It has 8 members, including Rémi :
>
> - *Dominique Cardon*, sociologist at Orange Labs laboratory and
> associate professor at Marne-la-Vallée university (
> http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominique_Cardon)
> - *Camille François*, Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for
> Internet and Society
> - *Laurent Le Bon*, Chief curator, director of Picasso-Paris national
> musuem (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurent_Le_Bon)
> - *Frédéric Martel*, journalist, writer and producer at France Culture
> (French public radio) (
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fr%C3%A9d%C3%A9ric_Martel)
> - *Rémi Mathis*, former Wikimédia France chair, historian, curator (
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9mi_Mathis)
> - *Louise Merzeau*, associate professor at Paris Ouest university in
> information sciences (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Merzeau)
> - *Henri Verdier*, Etalab director , Chief Data Officer for France (
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Verdier)
> - *Cédric Villani*, mathématician, Fields Medalist (
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%A9dric_Villani)
>
>
> Those 8 persons will meet for the first time this week to better understand
> what Wikimedia is. For the coming year, we will ask their inputs and
> opinions on what we're doing and planning to do for free knowledge.
>
> As said earlier, this is a test. We will try to share as much as we can our
> feedback on how it goes and if it's useful for Wikimedia France.
>
> The announcement in french is available on our blog :
>
> http://blog.wikimedia.fr/wikimedia-france-cree-son-conseil-scientifique-7059
>
> If you have any question feel free to ask here or to Rémi and I off-list.
>
> All the best,
>
> Christophe HENNER | Président
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
> › Mail : christophe.henner@wikimedia.fr
> › Mobile : +33(0)6 50 66 47 39
> › Tel : +33(0)5 62 89 12 01
> › Twitter : @schiste
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia France] Creation of a scientific committee [ In reply to ]
Hi Pine,

Yes that would be the best translation.

I hesitated to use advisory board but wanted to keep a coherence between
the french and the translated name to make it easier in the future to share
what it brings to us :)

--
Christophe

On 13 January 2015 at 12:52, Pine W <wiki.pine@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Christophe,
>
> Thanks for this information. It took me a few minutes to figure out what
> the American equivalent to this committee is; at first I thought this
> announcement was about a research committee. I think our equivalent is what
> we would call an advisory board. Please see
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advisory_board; does this look like a good
> description of what WMFR intends for its scientific committee? I ask partly
> because at this very moment I am working on Cascadia Wikimedia User Group's
> budget and goals documents, and it is helpful to know what experiments
> other movement organizations are doing as we think about how we want to
> move forward with the Cascadia group.
>
> Thank you. (:
>
> Pine
>
>
>
> Pine
>
> *This is an Encyclopedia* <https://www.wikipedia.org/>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> *One gateway to the wide garden of knowledge, where lies The deep rock of
> our past, in which we must delve The well of our future,The clear water we
> must leave untainted for those who come after us,The fertile earth, in
> which truth may grow in bright places, tended by many hands,And the broad
> fall of sunshine, warming our first steps toward knowing how much we do not
> know.*
>
> *—Catherine Munro*
>
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 3:36 AM, Christophe Henner <
> christophe.henner@wikimedia.fr> wrote:
>
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> First of all, I wish everyone a happy new year.
>>
>> Even if the first days of 2015 were tainted by violence, we also witnessed
>> people shouting how freedom is important. I hope 2015 will be at the image
>> of the latter.
>>
>> Now, to the announcement.
>>
>> As you might know, Wikimedia France is working hard at improving its
>> governance. A gap we identified month ago was that we lacked external
>> point
>> of views regarding our activities.
>>
>> In order to fix that, we created a scientific committee. This committee is
>> a test, it doesn't exist in our bylaws. So, in 2015, we're trying this out
>> to see if it can help us better do our work.
>>
>> This first committee is chaired by Rémi Mathis, my awesome and wonderful
>> predecessor. It has 8 members, including Rémi :
>>
>> - *Dominique Cardon*, sociologist at Orange Labs laboratory and
>> associate professor at Marne-la-Vallée university (
>> http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominique_Cardon)
>> - *Camille François*, Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for
>> Internet and Society
>> - *Laurent Le Bon*, Chief curator, director of Picasso-Paris national
>> musuem (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurent_Le_Bon)
>> - *Frédéric Martel*, journalist, writer and producer at France Culture
>> (French public radio) (
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fr%C3%A9d%C3%A9ric_Martel)
>> - *Rémi Mathis*, former Wikimédia France chair, historian, curator (
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9mi_Mathis)
>> - *Louise Merzeau*, associate professor at Paris Ouest university in
>> information sciences (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Merzeau)
>> - *Henri Verdier*, Etalab director , Chief Data Officer for France (
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Verdier)
>> - *Cédric Villani*, mathématician, Fields Medalist (
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%A9dric_Villani)
>>
>>
>> Those 8 persons will meet for the first time this week to better
>> understand
>> what Wikimedia is. For the coming year, we will ask their inputs and
>> opinions on what we're doing and planning to do for free knowledge.
>>
>> As said earlier, this is a test. We will try to share as much as we can
>> our
>> feedback on how it goes and if it's useful for Wikimedia France.
>>
>> The announcement in french is available on our blog :
>>
>> http://blog.wikimedia.fr/wikimedia-france-cree-son-conseil-scientifique-7059
>>
>> If you have any question feel free to ask here or to Rémi and I off-list.
>>
>> All the best,
>>
>> Christophe HENNER | Président
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>> › Mail : christophe.henner@wikimedia.fr
>> › Mobile : +33(0)6 50 66 47 39
>> › Tel : +33(0)5 62 89 12 01
>> › Twitter : @schiste
>> -----------------------------------------------------
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>> Visitez notre blog http://blog.wikimedia.fr
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia France] Creation of a scientific committee [ In reply to ]
Hi Everyone,

Last Thursday, we held our onboarding meeting for our advisory board.

Some pictures available there :
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Conseil_scientifique_de_Wikimedia_France

A quick summary, we provided the membres with all the printed documentation
we have about Wikimedia and Wikimedia France. During roughly two hours we
explained to them what was Wikimedia as a whole, and the strategy of
Wikimedia France.

I must say I'm delighted by the outcomes. The members showed a deep
interest for what we do. Not only did they show interest in reading and
reviewing our quaterly reports, but they ask for complementary meetings to
provide more insights on specific topic. The one that gathered the most
interest being user retention and what can we, as a local organisation, do.

We have yet to see how things will go, and if the interest of the first
meeting lasts and becomes actions.

As usual if you have any question, feel free to ask.

All the best,

--
Christophe

On 13 January 2015 at 12:56, Christophe Henner <christophe.henner@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi Pine,
>
> Yes that would be the best translation.
>
> I hesitated to use advisory board but wanted to keep a coherence between
> the french and the translated name to make it easier in the future to share
> what it brings to us :)
>
> --
> Christophe
>
> On 13 January 2015 at 12:52, Pine W <wiki.pine@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi Christophe,
>>
>> Thanks for this information. It took me a few minutes to figure out what
>> the American equivalent to this committee is; at first I thought this
>> announcement was about a research committee. I think our equivalent is what
>> we would call an advisory board. Please see
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advisory_board; does this look like a good
>> description of what WMFR intends for its scientific committee? I ask partly
>> because at this very moment I am working on Cascadia Wikimedia User Group's
>> budget and goals documents, and it is helpful to know what experiments
>> other movement organizations are doing as we think about how we want to
>> move forward with the Cascadia group.
>>
>> Thank you. (:
>>
>> Pine
>>
>>
>>
>> Pine
>>
>> *This is an Encyclopedia* <https://www.wikipedia.org/>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> *One gateway to the wide garden of knowledge, where lies The deep rock of
>> our past, in which we must delve The well of our future,The clear water we
>> must leave untainted for those who come after us,The fertile earth, in
>> which truth may grow in bright places, tended by many hands,And the broad
>> fall of sunshine, warming our first steps toward knowing how much we do not
>> know.*
>>
>> *—Catherine Munro*
>>
>> On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 3:36 AM, Christophe Henner <
>> christophe.henner@wikimedia.fr> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi everyone,
>>>
>>> First of all, I wish everyone a happy new year.
>>>
>>> Even if the first days of 2015 were tainted by violence, we also
>>> witnessed
>>> people shouting how freedom is important. I hope 2015 will be at the
>>> image
>>> of the latter.
>>>
>>> Now, to the announcement.
>>>
>>> As you might know, Wikimedia France is working hard at improving its
>>> governance. A gap we identified month ago was that we lacked external
>>> point
>>> of views regarding our activities.
>>>
>>> In order to fix that, we created a scientific committee. This committee
>>> is
>>> a test, it doesn't exist in our bylaws. So, in 2015, we're trying this
>>> out
>>> to see if it can help us better do our work.
>>>
>>> This first committee is chaired by Rémi Mathis, my awesome and wonderful
>>> predecessor. It has 8 members, including Rémi :
>>>
>>> - *Dominique Cardon*, sociologist at Orange Labs laboratory and
>>> associate professor at Marne-la-Vallée university (
>>> http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominique_Cardon)
>>> - *Camille François*, Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center
>>> for
>>> Internet and Society
>>> - *Laurent Le Bon*, Chief curator, director of Picasso-Paris national
>>> musuem (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurent_Le_Bon)
>>> - *Frédéric Martel*, journalist, writer and producer at France Culture
>>> (French public radio) (
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fr%C3%A9d%C3%A9ric_Martel)
>>> - *Rémi Mathis*, former Wikimédia France chair, historian, curator (
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9mi_Mathis)
>>> - *Louise Merzeau*, associate professor at Paris Ouest university in
>>> information sciences (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Merzeau)
>>> - *Henri Verdier*, Etalab director , Chief Data Officer for France (
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Verdier)
>>> - *Cédric Villani*, mathématician, Fields Medalist (
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%A9dric_Villani)
>>>
>>>
>>> Those 8 persons will meet for the first time this week to better
>>> understand
>>> what Wikimedia is. For the coming year, we will ask their inputs and
>>> opinions on what we're doing and planning to do for free knowledge.
>>>
>>> As said earlier, this is a test. We will try to share as much as we can
>>> our
>>> feedback on how it goes and if it's useful for Wikimedia France.
>>>
>>> The announcement in french is available on our blog :
>>>
>>> http://blog.wikimedia.fr/wikimedia-france-cree-son-conseil-scientifique-7059
>>>
>>> If you have any question feel free to ask here or to Rémi and I off-list.
>>>
>>> All the best,
>>>
>>> Christophe HENNER | Président
>>> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> › Mail : christophe.henner@wikimedia.fr
>>> › Mobile : +33(0)6 50 66 47 39
>>> › Tel : +33(0)5 62 89 12 01
>>> › Twitter : @schiste
>>> -----------------------------------------------------
>>> Wikimédia France | Association pour le libre partage de la connaissance |
>>> Visitez notre blog http://blog.wikimedia.fr
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