Alison Wheeler wrote:
Save your energy; the impression I have been given by
a number of people -
obviously unstated in writing but quite clearly otherwise - is that we
will not have a hope in hell of getting it, indeed 2008 is already
I wonder if you would share with us here exactly what you are talking
about. Who are these people who have been giving that impression, and
why is it "obviously unstated in writing".
At the present time, I am unaware of ANY reason to think that Wikimania
2008 will not be wide open to any and all participants.
I would find it quite disappointing if any group felt discouraged from
making a bid because of unspecified and unsupported "impressions" which
are "obviously unstated in writing".
At the present time, it has not even been determined whether 2008 will
be a single Wikimania, multiple regional events, nor has it been decided
who will decide, what kind of process will be used, etc.
If Alison has information that I don't have, I hope she will share it.