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From: Sowmyan Tirumurti <tsowmyan(a)wikimedia.in>
Date: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 12:29 PM
Subject: FDC grant application
The FDC grants process has begun. We have already sent in a letter of
intent. We are now moving to the next phase of making the application.
For those who do not know about the FDC grant, this provides for staff,
office, and infrastructure. We have considered opening a office in
Bangalore, with a meeting room cum training center, where about 10
computers will be available for users / trainees. We can use this for city
community meets, wikiacademies, editathons, hackathons, etc.
This measure is to provide for a formal office for the Chapter in India,
and give ourselves a exclusive address to meet compliance issues better.
The facility is also expected to be more centrally located within the city
so that members and other Wikimedians do not find it difficult to visit the
Yet another infrastructure proposal that has been considered is to have a
scanning facility to meet digitization requirements that can enable
wikisource, and other wikimedia commons file generation
We invite members suggestions towards major initiatives that can be taken
as part of our activities in the Calender year 2014. Kindly send in your
suggestions in the next 10 days. We would like to have discussions on the
suggestions in the week after. We will add financial measures to the
proposals in the third week. In the fourth week we will submit to WMF.
This is an open brain storming. Every one can build on the ideas of every
one else. Here is the webpage where you can add your suggestions.
Wikimedia Chapter, Bangalore
+91 96329 11650