I was there at the WMCON as well, representing Wikimedia Italia.
It was a wonderful experience, and I second Micru's comments that there
much going on,
and more and more need of concentrating our efforts.
The Wikisource Community user Group can provide a framework to speak at an
international and institutional level as a community, and we could receive
funds and plan projects and events.
Me and Micru spoke with people from Nepal for a brand new Nepalese
Wikisource (see mail in this list), and Esperanto speakers for an Esperanto
one. If we could help them reaching their goals we could demonstrate how
active our community is, and pave the way for future developments.
I really hope we will discuss these exiting topics in Wikimania this summer
On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 12:29 PM, David Cuenca <dacuetu(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I was invited to participate on the Wikimedia Conference 2014  on
behalf of the Wikisource Community User Group. I was in Hamburg the week
before, so I just booked a bus ticket and went to Berlin this past weekend.
The WMCON is primarily oriented towards chapters, but there were also user
group representatives, and members of the FDC, GAC, and WMF panel.
By talking with members of the several chapters I got informed about the
Wikisource-oriented efforts that are happening on each community. I found a
pity that this kind of information is not shared at international level,
since there are always lessons to be learn and new ideas that can help any
Wikisource language community (for instance the DIY-scanners from WM
Argentina). Some effort will be neded to collect more stories, probably
I also seeked advice about how to further promote the WsCUG, so it can
benefit all Wikisource members with projects funded at international level.
Discussing this matters with GAC and FDC members was useful, since they
informed me about how to shape proposals in a sustainable way. I also
approached WMDE and they were willing to provide help, as they did to the
German Wikisource by helping to organize their meet-up last year
All in all, it was a positive experience that can help the WsCUG to move
forward. I will talk about concrete actions in a different email.
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