No website for 2013 as yet, but see...
1) Open Source, Open Knowledge, Open Data.
2) A major international conference comes to the UK.
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Subject: [OSGeo-UK] FOSS4G is coming to Nottingham!
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 09:32:58 +0100
From: Jo Cook <jocook(a)astuntechnology.com>
To: uk(a)lists.osgeo.org uk(a)lists.osgeo.org <uk(a)lists.osgeo.org>
As you may have heard, FOSS4G will be coming to Nottingham in 2013! Our
heartfelt thanks to anyone who helped with the bidding process,
particularly those people that wrote a letter of support for the bid.
Keep listening for further announcements and news as organisation
Astun Technology Ltd, The Coach House, 17 West Street, Epsom, Surrey,
KT18 7RL, UK
t:+44 750 095 8167
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Registered office: 120 Manor Green Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8LN VAT no.
Mozilla UK has been supportive to Wikimedia UK and since they opened their
Mozilla Spaces venue, they were keen that we use it needed for events. What
we realised is that some of the articles relating to Mozilla, Firefox etc.
in Wikipedia are not quite of the high standard they could be. And so we
thought it would be a neighbourly thing to do to have a "*Mozilla-related
Editahton*" - the aim would be to turn a list of about 15 Mozilla-related
articles into content perhaps worthy of being a Good Article.
The sprint will be on Saturday *18 August, starting at 12PM at the Mozilla
offices (London WC2N 4AZ)*. Lunch and snacks will be provided, as will
Mozilla people who can be consulted regarding good sources for information.
Do come along and help our our free culture colleagues :-)
For more info and to sign up please visit
You can also email me with any questions.
Daria Cybulska - Events Organiser, Wikimedia UK
+44 (0) 207 065 0994
+44 7803 505 170
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is the UK chapter of a global Wikimedia movement. The Wikimedia projects
are run by the Wikimedia Foundation (who operate Wikipedia, amongst other
I'm sending this statement on behalf of the WMUK Board:
As some members of Wikimedia UK will know, our Chair, Ashley Van Haeften, user name Fae, has been the subject of sanctions by the Arbitration Committee of the English Wikipedia (Arbcom), the volunteer committee that exists to provide binding remedies to Wikipedia disputes. In particular, he has been banned from editing the English language Wikipedia for at least the next six months, after which he can appeal the ban.
The Board of Wikimedia UK notes the decision of Arbcom.
The Board is united in the view that this decision does not affect his role as a Trustee of the charity. His work at Wikimedia UK has always been enthusiastic and diligent. In particular, his knowledge of charity governance, and his ability to bring about consensus at WMUK's board meetings, have been particularly valuable.
The Board points out that the editing issues were fully public before, and during, the recent elections to the board, and were openly and publicly discussed. Our membership placed their trust in him by electing him as a Trustee. He was then elected unanimously as Chair of the Board. He continues to have the full support of the Board.
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Wikimedia UK is the operating name of Wiki UK Limited. Wiki UK Ltd is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No. 1144513. The Registered Office is at 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT, United Kingdom.
At the request of a volunteer, we've purchased three more laptops for
events. They're free for any volunteer to take along to events - just ask
us and we'll get them sent to you or the event.
These ones are quite powerful, and relatively lightweight - they're the
same ones that we used at IBM as company laptops. They are extremely robust
- I've seen things happen to them that would make a Mac cry. The laptops
themselves are specced as follows: "Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 15, Intel Core
i3-380M processor, 15.6" screen, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD". They have a webcam,
and a card reader, and a dual-layer DVD+-RW drive.
They all come with Windows 7 installed, but it'd be nice if a volunteer
with experience in open-source software came in and got them to dual-boot
with a suitable version of Linux. Any volunteers?
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