[Foundation-l] Taipei chosen to host Wikimania 2007

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Thu Oct 5 11:02:17 UTC 2006

valdelli at bluemail.ch wrote:
> I strong support three different Wikimania: one for Europe/Africa, 
> one for Asia/Australia, one form America.
> The Asia has got many problems and one Wikimania cannot solve them, 
> but also the core of Wikipedians are in the Europe, but also the 
> Digital Divide is a big problem in Africa, etc.
> Any choose will be always a "long long" discussion.
> Ilario
> ----Messaggio originale----
> Da: saintonge at telus.net
> Data: 02.10.06 2.19
> A: "Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List"<foundation-l at wikimedia.org>
> Oggetto: Re: [Foundation-l] Taipei chosen to host Wikimania 2007
> Birgitte SB wrote:
> I support the principle of rotating Wikimania around three broad 
> geographical regions (Europe/Africa, The Americas, Asia/Australia), 
> but 
> this should not create a situation where we must accept a city's 
> clearly 
> inferior bid just because it is the only one from its region.
Apparently Wikimania is only for Wikipedians or people with an interest 
in Wiktionary, Wikinews or Wikibooks have more money to spend. Truly 
Wikimania is NOT about Wikipedia. Both Frankfurt and Boston welcomed the 
other projects as warmly..  I am sure they will be as warmly welcomed in 

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