[Foundation-l] Wikimania 2007

Hsiang-Tai Chien htchien1225 at yahoo.com.tw
Wed Oct 4 14:09:20 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 now so my last 2 posts are lost. I wish this one can make it to the mailing list. :(

OK, please see my reply as HT> below.

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Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2006 8:03 AM
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Subject: [Foundation-l] Wikimania 2007


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 continents.

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 process.

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 / wp:zh: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, Tzu-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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