The most impact that we could realise on a global scale would be to make the knowledge in the English Wikipedia available to people who don't speak English. £500,000 and Google technical support would go a long way to realising some of that goal.

As the largest established chapter in the English-speaking world, the onus should probably fall on us to coordinate an effort of that sort.

Thoughts?
--
Doug


On 25 March 2013 12:20, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton@gmail.com> wrote:
I agree, it is interesting and we do desperately need to diversify our
revenue. Do we have any suitable projects we've been wanting to run
but haven't due to lack of funds, though? Funds haven't really been
our limiting factor.

The VLE work might be suitable, but I doubt Google would consider it
interesting enough (it's useful, but it isn't really transformative).

Coming up with new projects specifically to apply for a particular
grant is generally a bad idea.

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