After much back and forth and concerns and worries, Charlene, Kerryn,
Ian, Lourie and I put our heads together and decided that Wikimedia ZA
should make a bid to host Wikimania 2012 in Stellenbosch. We feel we
can get the support of the University, the local government, and other
universities, and that we should push forward to prepare a bid. If we
find that it seems less feasible as time goes on, we will of course
withdraw, but we believe it's possible for us to get everything
together in time.
I've created a bid page at
please take a look at it, and please edit it! Add details, ideas,
Also, let's get the discussion going at
All talk and planning about the bid can go there.
I'll have more time this weekend to hack away at the draft, and I will
also start drawing up a formal timeline ASAP.