[Foundation-l] Taipei chosen to host Wikimania 2007

Jimmy Wales jwales at wikia.com
Sun Oct 1 17:34:49 UTC 2006

Ray Saintonge wrote:
> I don't think that it helps the transparency of the process when someone 
> like Jimbo begins by supporting a bid before the bidding has seriously 
> started.  It's the kind of prejudicial comment that tells everyone else 
> to give up before they even try.  It casts doubt on whether he believes 
> that the community has enough maturity to make good choices.

Hmm, I seem to have been very misunderstood.  I said "It isn't up to me, 
nor should it be" (or words to that effect, you'd have to look it up). 
I really meant that.

The committee did a great job this year, and next year's committee will 
do a great job too.

I know that my opinions are often viewed as carrying a lot of weight, 
and for that I sincerely apologize.  I just like Italy. :)  It was just 
a personal comment.


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