Just a reminder to all that the next general planning meeting for Wikimania
2008 will be held in #wikimania2008 on Sun, Feb 24 @ 20:00UTC. Hope to see
you there and please do forward this message on to any local mailing lists.
PS - http://wikimania2008.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC - choose Wikimania2008
Will there be a formal announcement about 2 week extension on
wikimania 2009 bids?
I'm one of the general coordinators of Buenos Aires bid and we've had
hard work last weeks refining the bid. We expressed our concerns about
the timelime some time ago, because is a very difficult season for us:
many governmental authorities and companies directives and managers
are on holidays. So, we have been in a hurry trying to get support and
working on many bid details. Yesterday, I had to arise to draw a
budget just in the expiry date -- i've been in bed since sunday
because a food poisoning.
So, we will be very happy if moderators and jury give a final timeline
for bids to work in a better and relaxing way.
Juan David Ruiz
This is a reminder that the Q&A pages for the 2009 Wikimania bids are
If you have questions for the various bid teams (Toronto, Buenos
Aires, Brisbane and Karlsruhe) please post them as soon as possible.
The Q&A period is scheduled to end tomorrow. Questions from any
community member are welcome and encouraged.
Muhammad Alsebaey HYPERLINK
A//wikimania2008.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page&In-Reply-To=35be2a710802052015q77b6991h352c40f424c7c351%40mail.gmail.com"shipmaster at gmail.com
on Wed Feb 6 04:35:01 UTC 2008
However I think you feel we have no progress on this front so I will fill
you (and everyone) in:
That’s all I ask for. Someone has to be the shipmaster and I’m too old to be
subtle about finding them. You’re aware that Florence went to Davos, and
hopefully met the Library’s director. As far as my Dec. suggestion about
asking (someone like) him, and Jimmy, to do a comparison between the oldest
(continuous) western library and the newest, it might get a few creative
juices flowing (and hopefully) attract a few other national librarians. You
might even lead the librarians by showing them this UN sponsored project..
You already have one fixed session with Sue announcing that someone from
this team would be talking about the wikisurvey. HYPERLINK
"http://ccg.merit.unu.edu/"http://ccg.merit.unu.edu/ (NB the link off to the
left). There’s a thread here between the two, though to the UN.
As another idea in trying to introduce Wikimedia’s global communities to
some semi-related others, if you click on the link down the bottom left on a
the ccg’s page, through to unu-merit, you’ll see they’re announcing that
they’ve just launched an OpencourseWare portal. I’m not sure if this is in
anyway useful – the commonality with wikmedia is that OCWC is about free
content. I just didn’t notice Egypt on their consortia’s page. HYPERLINK
It’s a bit late in the day now to attract most of the people I was hoping
for. They set their conference agenda’s late in one year for the next. So
would you mind considering the idea of linking up between a few places in
different parts of the world and Alexandria. I’ve flagged this tool, but the
bibliotech’s guys will have their own preference. HYPERLINK
"http://www.accessgrid.org/home"http://www.accessgrid.org/home The technical
stuff is pretty straight forward, but as you can imagine, it might be a bit
too much of a surprise for WMF’s communities this year. All the best.
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Can anyone make a brief note about Wikimania for Foundation website? Like that:
Library of Alexandria to Host Wikipedia's Annual Conference in 2008
The Wikimedia Foundation announces that it will stage its 2008
Wikimania conference at the Library of Alexandria in Egypt. The event
will take place next summer. Read more or visit official site (31 Oct.
currently [[Foundation:Home]] features Wikimania at the bottom. It was
actually a piece from September news but for conference advertisement,
I retarded its removal ;D But an item released on September is a bit
shabby and we may have more than just date perhaps now?
I suppose CfP is a good item ... we have updated it and included open
discussion already? Or do you have any other good item about
conference? Last year Sandy put there "call for sponsorship" too, for
http://d.hatena.ne.jp/Britty (in Japanese)
Quote of the Day (English): http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/WQ:QOTD
Just a nice quick reminder of the next Wikimania (2008) meeting, which will
be a general planning meeting.
This will be held on Sunday Feb 10, 20:00 UTC in #wikimania2008. (
http://wikimania2008.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC and select Wikimania 2008
planning if you dont have an IRC client)
Everyone is welcome and hope to see many there :-)
Q&A sections are now open for the bids. If you have any questions for
the bidders, you may include them here. Bidders are advised to keep
watch of these pages an follow them in order to respond to questions: