I am also happy to hear such good news. and Thanks for WMPL for support and
On Tue, Dec 17, 2019 at 12:28 PM Garád, Claudia <claudia.garad(a)wikimedia.at>
this is great news - I'm really excited by the prospect of a Wikisource
Conference in Warsaw!
WMAT has already had a long call with Nathalia to share our experiences
from organising the 2015 edition and of course we are here to support the
next conference as best as we can!
Am 17.12.2019 um 05:43 schrieb Bodhisattwa Mandal:
Thanks for taking up the initiative to organise the much needed
conference. Wikisource is now a much more visible project in India compared
to 2015, when we participated in the last conference. It's gaining
importance within the Indian academic and librarian circles. We already
have some partnerships in different parts of India and hopefully there will
be a major partnership news coming soon regarding Wikisource .
Anyway, in this regard, I personally feel 2021 is bit far away. If this is
not much a problem for WMPL or the user group, we can go for Autumn 2020 as
it would be great for Indian communities to interact with the larger
community and gain more knowledge at this vital time of growth. Please be
assured, that any help needed from our side as Indian Wikisource
communities and affiliates supporting Wikisource projects will be provided
On Tue, 17 Dec 2019, 04:51 Ankry, <ankry.wiki(a)onet.pl> wrote:
As some of you already noticed, we were talking on Saturday not only
about Wikimedia Summit, but also about plans concerning Wikisource
Conference sequel. The first Wikisource Conference took place in Vienna in
2015. Maybe, five years later, it is good time to organize the next event?
The only way for this to happen is to receive a grant from WMF. Recently,
I have got a confirmation from my chapter that Wikimedia Polska is
willing to help us to apply for the grant and to organize Wikimedia
Conference in Warsaw as a fiscal sponsor
this is the same procedure that was applied to the conference in Vienna).
What they need from us? We need:
- to organize various commitees (Organizing Commitee, Program
Commitee, Grant Comission, etc); the discussion on Saturday showed that
there are people among us who want help in theese. Of course the more
people, the better
- to decide *when we want the Conference*. There are two possible
dates: Autumn 2020 (likely September) and Spring 2021 (likely May); we need
to decide which one is preferred and the decision is a bit urgent as for
the near term the deadline for grant application is 10 February (however it
is a realistic plan). At the moment this question is crucial
- to estimate how many people wish to participate in the Conference
The person supporting us from WMPL is Natalia.
We have prepared a short survey that should help us to find response to
the above questions. The survey is here:
Please, fill it if you are interested in participating the Conference.
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