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On 21/07/2010 01:57, Florence Devouard wrote:
This decision was approved on the 24th of may and
was advertised in
various (french speaking) venues. The scholarship only proposed two
different types of packages: 250 euros or 500 euros.
There was no requirement of nationality or location, though we would
probably have focused on French participants. A commission was receiving
the scholarship requests and approving them.
Scholars had two main obligations :
- actually being at the conference :)
- report after the conference
In spite of sufficient time, not all scholarships were distributed,
which is quite unfortunate. However, the number of French participants
had never been as high in a Wikimania.
Out of curiosity, would contacting the french-speaking registered users
of en. and fr. wikipedia have been a good advertisement strategy?
We advertised it on the french Wikipedia of course, and on every
french wikimedia project iirc. As long as on our blog and through
foundation-l mailing list