That is not the proposal by Gujarati wiki community, it is from CIS. Also,
if you notice, in that proposal, there is no payment to the community, who
will really be putting pain in digitising/uploading/typing/correcting the
content. And on the contrary, CIS staff will be paid a reasonable share
from the grant.
I have my name mentioned in that proposal, for which I have to had provide
declaration on a discussion page of CIS's grant application. I am on my
mobile at the moment so can't find the link to it to share. If anyone wants
to see my comment, let me know and I will share the link.
Yes, of course, the idea on which CIS has built the proposal was from me,
but I had only spoken once soon after wikimenia and then came to know about
proposal just when it was ready. I have had no more involvement in that
proposal apart from initial idea, which was jointly shared by Sushant
Savla, a fellow admin on gu.wikisource.
On 2 May 2014 04:33, "Kartik Mistry" <kartik.mistry(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, May 2, 2014 at 1:45 AM, Dhaval S. Vyas
Please visit the link in below email, where
Wikimedia Foundation (shortly
known as WMF) is suggesting that they are funding (in simpler term
for content upload. This is the task that we all
are doing free of cost
far. Because you have uploaded hundreds (may be
thousands) of pages so
as we have created 50+ books on gu.wikisource,
all our efforts will be
now by WMF (in fact should have been paid so far
as well). If you have
doubt, reach out to User:Bluerasberry and
User:Ijon on meta
). Asaf (User:Ijon) clearly suggests that Bots are
the paid activity considered by WMF.
Already in progress:
Kartik Mistry/કાર્તિક મિસ્ત્રી | IRC: kart_