The Wikimedia Affiliate Model goes back some 15 years and has built-up data that can enable us (with a bit of work) to answer some interesting question about this ecosystem. We will look at Affiliates growth over the years and policy changes that affected such growth over time. We project Affiliates growth through to 2030, as part of the overall conversation on our strategic direction.
Our aim with this presentation is to present a general graphical representation of Wikimedia Affiliates growth over the years, as part of institutional memory. We will also postulate some possible growth scenarios using available data trends. It is also our hope that should this be useful, the information in the poster can also be used an an input for the Strategy Working Groups.