[Foundation-l] Wikimania 2007

Hsiang-Tai Chien htchien1225 at yahoo.com.tw
Wed Oct 4 07:28:45 UTC 2006

Hi Anthere, sorry for the late reply since I have some daily job need to be
done. Also I just have some mail server issue with Yahoo so my last reply to
you is lost. I wish this one can make it to the mailing list. :(

OK, please see my reply as HT> below.

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I'd like to say thank you to Hsiang-Tai Chien for his civility and that I
hope we'll do a fabulous Wikimania 2007 in Taipei.
One of the specific request I will have (which is basically the same that
the one of the past two years) is that we try to find funds to help
wikipedians to come from all over the world. We need to start looking for
such funds as soon as possible. And make this event a bridge between

HT> Thanks, and personally I will join the discussion and the organization
for Wikimania 2007 in the mail lists; I will also participate in the Taipei
team more actively. Although we have a large amount of local sponsorships,
it would always be better if more funds on travel scholarships are
available. The Taipei team is also discussing sponsorship details with China
Airlines (flag carrier of ROC on Taiwan) for deeply discounted tickets.
China Airlines serves many cities in North America and Europe, including Los
Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Seattle, Vancouver,
Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Rome, Vienna, and others. We will work closely with
the Foundation in the coordination of sponsorships. 


I'd like to ask HT if all the chinese wikimania core team could join the 
wikimania mailing list, even though it may be that some of you discuss 
issues in chinese only. It is important (imho) that at least some non 
chinese be involved in the organisation, as it will greatly enrich the 

HT> Some of Taipei team members have already joined the Wikimania-l and
Wikimedia-l mailing lists. We did not participate much in the previous
discussions on Wikimania Taipei because there were too many emotional
comments and invalid questions, and the team was already very busy with the
preparation of the conference. We will ask more members to join the
Wikimania-l for serious discussions on the conference. We welcome any
non-Chinese people to join us and we would be very open for opinions and
ideas because Wikimania 2007 is not just an event for Taipei, but an event
for all Wikimedians over the world. We understand that the bidding result
might let some people feel down but we still sincerely welcome them to
provide constructive ideas for this event.

HT> We will start organizing the Wikimania 2007 page on meta soon, and use
it as a platform for relevant discussions. We have also registered domain
name wikimania.tw for use by Wikimania 2007. 

Also, I would like that all core organisers provide a little bit more 
information about them, and that the role of each be defined as much as 
possible. This will help identify areas where help is missing. And this 
will help us identify who the Foundation should be in touch with for 
various issues (for example, the Foundation (Michael) MUST be in contact 
with the budget person).


HT> Yes, I will provide a rough member list now:

Team leader: Theodoranian (meta:User:Theodoranian / wp:zh:User:Theodoranian)

Media and public relations: KJ (meta:User:KaurJmeb / wp:zh:User:KaurJmeb)
Sponsorship: KJ and Francis Huang (Academia Sinica, the national academy of
ROC on Taiwan)

English communications: Hsiang-Tai (meta:User:Htchien / wp:zh:User:Htchien),
Dodd (meta:User:Dodd / wp:zh:User:Dodd), and roc (meta:User:R.O.C /

Website: Alex S. H. (meta:User:Alexsh / zh:User:Alexsh), LittleBTC
(meta:User:Littlebtc / zh:User:笨笨的小B), and GLWu

Program: Theodoranian, Tsu-Chiang Liou (Academia Sinica), and KJ

For financial matters, we are still looking for the ideal person.

At the same time, we would like the Board appoint a contact person for us so
we can coordinate lots of matters with the Board. 

Thanks and best regards,

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