[Wikimedia Chapters Reports] Report Wikimedia Nederland for July/August 2009
lodewijk at effeietsanders.org
Sat Sep 19 12:18:21 UTC 2009
On July 4, Wikimedia NL organized a summer barbecue for Wikimedians in
Eindhoven, with no specific agenda. The meeting was intended for
socializing, and was visited by more than 30 people.
July 18, Wikimedia NL organized a chapters meeting in Brussels with European
Legislation Lobby as a topic. Representatives from six chapters and the
Wikimedia Foundation participated in the meeting, to get to know each other,
each others intentions and to agree on the basics for the lobby. Based on
these outcomes and further meetings, a strategy for the legislation lobby
will be formed.
Wiki Loves Art
As reported before, Wiki Loves Art was a success with over 5400 photos
submitted. The photos have been uploaded to Wikimedia Commons under free
licenses and the winners have been selected from the submitted photos (see
Wikimedia Nederland and the Tropenmuseum are cooperating on an exhibition on
the Maroon culture from Suriname. As part of this cooperation, the
Tropenmuseum has made over 2100 photos available through Wikimedia Commons.
Content generated through the Wikimedia projects as part of this cooperation
might be included in the exhibition.
With the financial support (out of the international investments budget) of
Wikimedia NL, Stichting Open Progress was able to run another Translation
Rally to get MediaWiki translated better in all languages. € 1000 was
divided over people with more than 500 valid translations within the week.
As a result, 36,000 new translations were added and 36 valid claims were
made by translators.
Lodewijk participated in Wikimania in Buenos Aires, and held a discussion
session on European Legislation Lobby. The discussion resulted in a list of
potential topics to persue in such a lobby and has been submitted to the
chapters as input for the discussion.
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