I am in favour of the Saturday 7 full day and half day on Sunday 8, works
better for me.
PS - Am in Joburg so won't need travel scholarship.
On Tuesday 06 July 2010 20:37:16 Kerryn McKay wrote:
Ian Gilfillan (Greenman) will be sending out an email soon welcoming
everyone to the mailing list. In the meantime, just an introduction from
me and the organisation I work for: We are local non profit org The
African Commons Project (TACP) and we promote and advocate open content
and less restrictive intellectual property laws, especially in a digital
environment. We are helping out with the coordination of setting up a
South African Wikimedia Chapter basically to helping out local Wikipedians
in this process because we - as the rest of you do - really see a space
for a Chapter here in South Africa to forward the aims of the Wikimedia
The process that SA is following, and has been followed elsewhere around
the world with other Wikimedia Chapters, is to gather the people and in
this instance to hold a workshop where the objectives and goals of the
Chapter will be discussed and debated, as well as the best formal
structure that the Chapter should take.
We're looking at holding the workshop in Johannesburg over one full day and
half day on the following day. However, I would like to offer two options:
first option full day Friday, 6th August and half day Saturday, 7th August
OR alternatively full day Saturday, 7th August and then half day Sunday,
8th August. As most of you work and have other commitments, please
let's discuss quite urgently what would best suit you.
There are a number of Wikipedians from Cape Town and so those of you from
the fairest Cape will have to fly up to Joburg to attend the workshop.
There are some travel 'scholarships' available which will be given to cover
limited travel and accommodation so also let me know urgently if you would
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