[Foundation-l] Taipei chosen to host Wikimania 2007
messedrocker at gmail.com
Mon Oct 2 00:19:54 UTC 2006
One thing we could do is have the bidding process, then determine which one
would be 2008, 2009, etc, or if a certain place will be chosen at all. That
way, all effort is utilized.
On 10/1/06, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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