2015-10-04 21:37 GMT+02:00 Michał Buczyński <sandbox(a)o2.pl>pl>:
I am also surprised that e.g. Gdańsk is in
"Eastern Europe". And you put it
in one venue bucket with Uzbekistan for some reason.
Or that you "want to ensure that, every third year, Wikimania will take
place neither in Europe nor North America." Combining these two would mean
we could wait for a Wikimania in Ukraine, Poland, Mexico (Northern America)
or some other "Eastern European" country (whatever it means here) forever.
For the future, I would like to ask you and your committee for a more
careful wording and a careful definition of geographic terms you want to
2015-10-04 21:44 GMT+02:00 Lodewijk <lodewijk(a)effeietsanders.org>rg>:
Michal's comments reflect part of what I'm
thinking - and I think the exact
splits of the regions may require some further discussions. Given the notes
I've seen elsewhere, I trust that this is a first draft of the exact
outlines of the regions, and not necessarily definitive? For example, I was
also surprised to see your definition of 'North America' being US + Canada,
and not to include Mexico.
While I do agree with the necessity of a reform of the Wikimania
bidding process, I have to say that I totally quote those two passages
from Michal and Lodewijk. My main concern is how the areas will be
defined (and probably the UN macro-region division doesn't work that
well), and secondly how the areas will rotate.
At the moment, I do acknowledge that the "Western World" may have more
users than other areas, but if our idea is (to quote James himself)
"to support the movement worldwide", allowing countries that are not
the US, Canada or
to organise just one in three Wikimania IMHO won't work.
Anyway, let's just think of how to refine this draft. :)
Luca "Sannita" Martinelli