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             TechNet Wiki Community Council                                    

 

The first pass of this article was on April 2nd, 2010...


http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/667.technet-wiki-community-council/revision/1.aspx

The Council is a small group from Microsoft and the community that will create policies to make the wiki community work.

There are eight members: four FTEs, two MVPs, and two “at large.” Although not yet complete, current names are Larry Franks, Kim Ditto-Ehlert, Monica Rush (FTE); Gerard Boyer (at large). We hope to have all members shortly after the 4/15 launch. Members will serve for a year.

The Council models itself after the Ubuntu Leadership Code of Conduct, whose “foremost goal is ensuring that their team members and team succeed.” Early tasks we will take on include clarifying policies around plagiarism and non-English content.

We will meet weekly for the time being. We will post meeting minutes on this page, and we’ll archive minutes here.

Important: Please add agenda items below: we need suggestions about important issues.

 

By the end of the same day, the article looked like this:

 

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/667.technet-wiki-community-council/revision/20.aspx

The Community Council is a small group of members from both Microsoft and the Community. The Community Council takes responsibility for the following goals and tasks:

  • Represents the Wiki community members to the community as a whole and to Microsoft.
  • Arbitrates disagreements between Wiki members over edits and/or policy change/feature change requests.
  • Recommends policy changes.
  • Maintains and enforces the Code of Conduct.
  • Fosters, incubates, and curates community.

The Community Council is modeled on the Ubuntu Leadership Code of Conduct, whose “foremost goal is ensuring that their team members and team succeed.” Early tasks the Council will take on include clarifying policies around plagiarism and non-English content.

 The Community Council membership shall comprise:

  • Four Microsoft employees
  • Two Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs)
  • Two “at large” members

As of 4/2/2010, members include Larry Franks, Kim Ditto-Ehlert, Monica Rush (Microsoft); Artem Pronichkin (MVP); Gerard Boyers (at large).  Members serve for one year terms. New terms begin in April of each year. There is no limit on the number of consecutive one year terms a member may serve.

 The Community Council meets as required to achieve its goals. Community Council meeting minutes may be found on this page, with an archive here.

Please add agenda items below. We will continually need suggestions about important issues.

  •  TN Wiki needs a marketing team.

 

By the end of 2010, the council included more community members...

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/667.technet-wiki-community-council/revision/52.aspx

As of 4/2/2010, members include Larry Franks, Kim Ditto-Ehlert, J.C. Hornbeck, and Monica Rush (Microsoft employees); Artem Pronichkin, Mark Parris, and Arnie Rowland (MVPs); and Gerard Boyers (at large). 

 

By the end of 2011, the team changed a bit...

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/667.technet-wiki-community-council/revision/69.aspx

Microsoft employees
Kim Ditto-Ehlert
Artem Pronichkin
Yuri Diogenes
Charlotte Raymundo

MVPs
Mark Parris 
Arnie Rowland
Kelly White
 
MCCs
Luiz Henrique Lima Campos

 

The team began to change again in January 2013...

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/667.technet-wiki-community-council/revision/90.aspx

As of 01/25/2013, members include:

Microsoft employees (4)

External (6)

 

We changed a little by the end of May, 2013:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/667.technet-wiki-community-council/revision/112.aspx

Microsoft Employees (4)

Observers:

External (7)

 

The team started to look a little different by September, 2013:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/667.technet-wiki-community-council/revision/131.aspx

Microsoft Employees (5)

  1. Ed Price - Profile
  2. Peter Geelen - Profile
  3. Bruno Lewin - Profile
  4. Markus Vilcinskas - Profile
  5. Brent Groom - Profile

Observers:

External (8)

  1. Peter Laker (aka XAMLguy) - Profile
  2. Margriet Bruggeman - Profile
  3. Richard Mueller - Profile
  4. Philippe Levesque - Profile
  5. Tord Nordahl - Profile
  6. Zoltán Horvath - Profile
  7. Naomi N - Profile
  8. Craig Lussier - Profile

 

And today's council...

TechNet Wiki Community Council

 

Microsoft Employees (5)

    1. Ed Price - Profile
    2. Peter Geelen - Profile
    3. Bruno Lewin - Profile
    4. Markus Vilcinskas - Profile
    5. Brent Groom - Profile

Observers:

    • N/A

External (13)

    1. Peter Laker (aka XAMLguy) - Profile
    2. Margriet Bruggeman - Profile
    3. Richard Mueller - Profile
    4. Philippe Levesque - Profile
    5. Tord Nordahl - Profile
    6. Naomi N - Profile
    7. Craig Lussier - Profile
    8. Gokan Ozcifci - Profile
    9. Benoit Jester - Profile
    10. Sandro Pereira - Profile
    11. Hezequias Vasconcelos
    12. Maheshkumar Tiwari
    13. Durval Ramos - Profile

 

Thank you to everyone has been involved and helped on this fun journey!

   - Ninja Ed 

 

 

 

Comments (8)

  1. Hello Ed, thank your for this retrospective. It is interesting to see, how the community and the council evolve over time. That’s a strong indicator for a lively and growing community.

  2. You’re welcome, Carsten! Thank you, I think it’s a fun look back and a great way to thank all the people who have been involved!

  3. UPDATE: I added the list of the current members.

  4. Thank’s for this article Ed! It’s great to see that the external staff is going bigger each year!

  5. You’re welcome, Gokan! Yes, I decided to remove a cap. It’s more about supply and demand. =^)

  6. Durval Ramos says:

    It’s great to see the members that helped TechNet Wiki grow and that are working to further improve what is already good.

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