[Foundation-l] Polish Wikimedia Chapter obtained tax-deducible status

Tomasz Ganicz polimerek at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 10:21:20 UTC 2007

I'd like to announce that:

Polish Wikimedia Chapter has just obtained the tax-deducible status,
which we hope will increase our income substantially.

There is also an occasion to announce what we are actually doing:

The DVD with Polish edition of Wikipedia is going to be published soon
(hopefully before the end of April). It was done in cooperation with
Helion Publishing House.


Wikimedia Polska Conference 2007 will take place on May 1-3 in Białowieża:


Till now 51 people declared to join the conference – both active
Wikimedians as well as people from similar non-Wikimedia projects. We
expect to have 80-100 participants, and 15 lectures and discussion

Although the official language of the conference is Polish, we invite
all the people interested to join. The cost of conference is really
cheap – just 150 zł (around 40 EUR per person,  accommodation and food
included), and there are several excursions to the neighboring
museums, and sightseeing of the largest existing wild forest in EU, as
well as bonfire with free beer and sausages. (sponsored by local

On 21-22 April 2007 we will have a free stand during "PC tuning
affairs" in Wrocław, which is a kind of Mecca of Polish nerds and
hackers (in good meaning of this word).

We have started to organize an advertising of Wikimedia Projects by
printing and distributing bookmarks and posters.


We have started cooperation with Metalmind Productions – a company,
which specialize in promotion and issuing CD's of niche Polish music


We have also joined a "Coalition for Open Standards":


an organization trying to persuade Polish government to use open
electronic standards for exchange of official documents and during
contacts with general public.


Tomek "Polimerek" Ganicz

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