[Foundation-l] Taipei chosen to host Wikimania 2007

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Mon Oct 2 00:10:23 UTC 2006

On 01/10/06, Birgitte SB <birgitte_sb at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:

> > As I said, a competitive process will be inherently
> > damaging. If
> > there's really no other way than a competitive
> > process, then fine, but
> > don't be surprised when it has the side effects it's
> > *obviously* going
> > to have.

> I intially disagreed with you, david, but now I am
> coming around to your way of thinking.   Everyone is a
> volunteer doing there best in this.  I do not doubt
> that this is true.  But I am beginning to think a
> competitive process requires a higher level of
> professionalism than can be provided by volunteers
> doing their best.

Unfortunately, I can't see another way than a competitive bid either,
so the people saying this are right too. How annoying ...

> Not that I think people should continue fighting over
> the Wikimania 2007 selection.  But we should not stop
> talking about this process.  We should start talking
> about how future Wikimania's should be selected.
> Perhaps the first task is to really define the
> relationship between Wikimania and Wikimedia.  Is it
> dealt with through a commitee?  Are there any Board
> Resolutions that pertain to Wikimania?  What exactly
> is the connection?

That is a very interesting and deep question - i.e., what are the
assumptions each person (or team or project) have made so far?

- d.

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