that is too bad to hear! Especially considering the great results the
Hungarian contest delivered last year. With pain in my heart I will remove
the name of the list...
2012/8/31 Mészöly Tamás <meszoly.tamas(a)wikimedia.hu>
I have to announce that Hungary can not participate in WLM this year.
I am very-very sad and upset about it, and I terrible sorry.
Before summer I sent an e-mail to the president of the National Office of
Cultural Heritage, but I didn't get any answer for weeks.
After two weeks I called the secretary about my e-mail, and I got to know
that the president has resigned by 1st of July, and she didn't want to sign
a new contract in her last weeks (but she left a note about her support on
The new president was appointed in July, but in his first weeks he didn't
want to deal with our contract.
As soon as I arrived back from the US (Wikimania) I sent an e-mail to the
new president about our co-operation, but I didn't get any answer for many
When I called the secretary I got to know that the team prepared our
contract last year was on holiday, after that the president went to holiday
until 21 of August.
After this day, I called the secretary and legal department daily, and on
27 of August there was a meeting where they discussed about our contract,
but the president didn't decide about it.
Then I called them every day, but I got a call yesterday, that the
president is very busy and hasn't got time for this co-operation now.
This is Hungary in 2012...
I wish you a big success and an extremely good competition for WLM 2012, I
will follow it during the next weeks.
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