According to the MetaWiki website, I am the putative Company
Secretary for Wiki Educational Resources.
It is also states that I could be a Director/Trustee. On reflection,
I would prefer to be Company Secretary only, subject to approval, and
neither a Director nor a Member.
On 3/24/06, Gordon Joly <gordon.joly(a)pobox.com> wrote:
> Is anybody who
> a) lives in Wales
> b) speaks Welsh
> c) both
> reading this?
b) No. (well, two or three words, but
road signs aren't greatly helpful).
Happy to be of service however and whenever.
On 3/22/06, Gordon Joly <gordon.joly(a)pobox.com> wrote:
> Yes, let the Foundation pay!
Cheeky chappie, Gordon! It'd be great if you could go though -
seriously, can you? Or anyone? I'd love to - and to think, I'm in St
Petersburg the week before, but flights booked home now - no can do,
I'm afraid :-(
Well anyway, best wishes to all in Poland!
On 3/23/06, Gordon Joly <gordon.joly(a)pobox.com> wrote:
> I was not sure where to find funds for the trip. I assumed that
> nobody would actually pay, neither the Foundation or "Wikimedia UK"
> since I assume that there is money, indeed no bank account!
> Does "Wikimedia UK" want me to attend? I believe that I am able to
> go. Flights are about 150 quid.
I'd say if you can go, then go! This isn't asking for anyone to
represent WMUK to an 'external' organisation, in which case we might
need to agree on that; rather it's a meetup to discuss what collective
effort can be made between the various European chapters. It would be
fantastic if you could go and feed back to the rest of us - and if
anyone else wants to go, they should feel free to join you.
> "Think Feynman"/////////
You may well have noticed that Wiki Educational Resources / Wikimedia
UK has an internal wiki which is restricted to members of the board.
Following a recent question on this list, and some discussions between
board members I'll try to outline why we have not given greater access
to the WMUK internal wiki and how I see us developing policies for the
We use the internal wiki primarily as an easy way to hold various documents that
we would not want to be made public (home phone numbers of the
directors, for example), copies of the agenda and minuets of the board
meetings (once minutes are approved, we intend to make them public),
the register of members (who are just the directors at present). For
various legal reasons (not least English libel law and the data
protection act) we can not give general access to the internal wiki.
We will adopt the guideline that only documents that need to be
private go on the internal wiki.
I think the best place to develop general policy and plan projects is
the wikimedia pages, where the chapter was first planned (there should
be a link at the bottom of this email). To this end I have just
created two new pages [[Membership of Wikimedia UK]], where I outline
my current thoughts on membership of the chapter and [[Future UK
meetups]] where I am hoping to find volunteers to help organise future
local meetings, which will be useful as the chapter starts to grow.
People should feel free to edit and comment on both of these pages!
Finally, David Gerard has indicated that he intendeds to plan the
press launch in the same way.
I welcome comments on this.
On 3/22/06, Gordon Joly <gordon.joly(a)pobox.com> wrote:
> At 22:27 +0100 20/3/06, Dariusz Siedlecki wrote:
> >My name is Dariusz Siedlecki and I'm the executive secretary of
> >Wikimedia Poland, the Polish local chapter of the Wikimedia
> >At the end of April, our association will hold a meetup of all the
> >Polish Wikimedians, and we'd like to invite people from Wikimedia UK
> >to participate in a panel discussion on the future of the Wikimedia
> >projects in Europe, and of course, to take part in the meetup as a
> >Apart from the Polish Wikimedians, we're inviting people from other
> >Polish organizations (Creative Commons Poland), European organizations
> >(Mozilla Europe) and Wikimedians outside of Poland (Czech and Romanian
> >Wikimedians were interested so far).
> >We'd be really happy if it would be possible for anyone from your
> >organization to come and have a chat with both our organization, and
> >our community. I think we should communicate fairly easily in English.
> >The meetup will take place in Wroclaw, during 29th April - 1st May.
> >30th April will be the most interesting part, during which we'll hold
> >every discussion, including the discussion panel I mentioned earlier.
> >If anyone from Wikimedia UK would be interested in coming and taking
> >part in the discussion, please notify me. We'd be really happy to see
> >you here, in Poland.
> >Hope to hear back from you soon.
> >Dariusz Siedlecki
> Great. A trip to Poland!! I volunteer! Can I get grant to cover the
> travel expenses?
Sadly, it's not possible. Out organization is already paying enough
for the conference part of the meetup.
You could try with the Foundation, exactly the Chapter Committee.
Planes from the UK to Poland are pretty cheap nowadays, and one night
in the hostel would cost about 10 Euro.
> Maybe I am wrong here, and please do correct me.
> And I do so like to be corrected.
> This has timestamps such as:
> 2005-10-10 10:24:51 184.108.40.206
> 2005-10-10 10:29:03 Slicecast
> A mistake?
Squidoo had been previously created and deleted. It was recreated,
redeleted, and undeleted, which led to the older revisions being
undeleted as well as the newest revision
which was made just after Jordanhill railway station).
If you don't know already, the English Wikipedia has reached 1 million
Number 1,000,000 is on the Jordanhill railway station in Jordanhill,
Glasgow, Scotland. Someone proposed on the talk page that a plaque
commermorating this article be erected, and Jimmy has said that such an idea
is "very, very cute", but hasn't said whether the Foundation would formally
endorse such a plan.
If the Foundation supports it, and we actually convince the station that
we're not lunatics, would Wikimedia UK be willing/ready/able to run a press
photo-op related to this?