We should set the dates for Wikimania, and send out a 'save the date'
notice, as soon as possible. I've suggested a few times on meta for a
meeting next week. Please give feedback there on which (if any) of
them work for you, and add items to the agenda as you see fit.
> Welcome to the Wikimania-l(a)Wikipedia.org mailing list!
Thank you. For a robot, you're very polite. No doubt a human being
programmeed you to do that.
But computers do not create quality; people do. People use computers as
tools to reach objectives. A wiki cannot organize knowledge, any more
than a hammer and saw can build a house. A carpenter can build a house
*using* a hammer and saw.
Contributors can build an encyclopedia *using* wiki collaboration tools.
I am most interested in how Wikipedians can organize and present
knowledge in a way that serves humanity.
My special focus has been on resolving conflicts arising from contrary
points of view (POV). This is a topic I'd like to speak on, at the
If anyone is subscribed to wikimania-planning-l, but not wikimania-l,
you may want to add yourself to the latter. Since it is the only list
the general public can join, it seems to be a good place to have
discussions about Wikimania '06.
Since the jury has been speculating on why or why not people would go
to one or the other of the two shortlisted cities for Wikimania, a
page was started on meta to actually stop speculating and finding
reasons why *you* (not your neighbour, not your dog, not your
grand-mother) would go (or not go) to Boston or to Toronto. This is
not a vote, this is not even really a poll. Please help us by stating
your reasons on this page:
Thank you :-)
The first deadline for Wikimania city is drawing to a close. As of
today, I count only 3 cities running officially, which will, I must
say, make it easier for the shortlist of 3 ;-), but which is sad
because the "unofficial locations sound pretty good.
See here at the bottom of the page for more info :
Well, if we have only three cities entering the contest, we might
decide to shorten the last round to about a week and make a decision
sometime next week.
I am waiting to hear from the "jury" about a possible time on Sunday
2nd October to have a chat/meeting with everyone involved, so please
keep reading this list to know more about what time. It will be on irc
on the #wikimania channel. The idea is to gather to ask questions
about possible missing information, discuss difficulties and
Stay tuned for more wikimania adventures.
PS. "Jury" will be composed of the Board of the Foundation, Elian,
Akl, JeLuF, Austin, Sj and myself.