Tomasz Ganicz, 15/07/2010 10:11:
Just about the scholarship. As far as I know there
scholarships - one provided by WMF and the one combined, provided by
Polish and Russian chapters. The WMF scholarship committee was quite
international, and at least what I heard from one Polish Wikipedian,
who was a member of that committee there were clear and resonable
conditions of choosing the best candidates.
I think that nobody doubts about it.
Still, I know some people who were not granted the scholarship and
didn't actually understand why (and don't complain about that).
Can the Scholarships review committee share the chosen criteria?
The review process can't be ideal due to the huge number of application
(2500!!), and I suppose that editcounts or even user groups had to be
used: it's completely fair, but I would like to know some details.
It could also be useful for future Wikimania organizers, if the process
is currently not documented even in private wikis.
In case of Polish-Russian scholarship we in fact
candidates who applied and fullfiled basic requirements (language
skills and proved commitement to Wikimedia projects). Polish-Russian
scholarship was open to all, and except Russians and Polish
Wikimedians several Ukrainians and one from Czech Republic took
advatange of them.