I am very sorry, it seems this email never made it to the lists
yesterday. Gmail or mailman ate all my emails sent to lists yesterday.
I *did* send it yesterday.
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From: Delphine Ménard <notafishz(a)gmail.com>
Date: Sep 15, 2006 10:50 AM
Subject: Wikimania 2007 - Bidding cities shortlist
To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List <foundation-l(a)wikimedia.org>rg>,
wikipedia-l(a)wikimedia.org, Wikimedia Translators
first an foremost, the jury would like to thank all the people who
have worked on putting together those bids. We all know it is a hard
task and that it takes both time and ressources that volunteers
already give for Wikimedia altogether.
We have chosen 4 cities for the shortlist:
Alexandria, London, Taipei, Torino
The bids of Orlando, Hong-Kong and Istanbul were unfortunately not
precise enough in what opportunities there are especially for
conference venues. Singapore's bid almost made it to the shortlist but
the lack of opportunities for common accommodation made it fall
The jury will be asking questions on the talk pages of the chosen
bids, please do make sure that you answer them. And do not hesitate to
ask us questions too.
We also encourage the cities that have not made it to the shortlist,
and even those who have, to start thinking about opportunities for the
coming years and especially 2008. We expect to be chosing the city for
2008 within a couple of months, so for those who are already at it,
work your contacts and opportunities, for those who have not started
thinking, it's time to come up with fresh ideas!
Again, thanks to all of you who have worked hard on these bids, and as
we say in French, "que le meilleur gagne ! " (May the best win!).
We will have a public meeting with the bidding teams, the jury and and
whoever wants to join on IRC in the #wikimania channel on freenode on
Saturday 23rd September at 15.00 UTC.
Stay tuned for more and happy further bidding!
PS. Merci to the translators in advance for forwarding this to the