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

phoebe ayers phoebe.wiki at gmail.com
Tue Apr 17 17:25:31 UTC 2007

This is great news, congratulations!

If someone can write up a short report in English or other languages for the
mailing lists and news sources on how the conference goes, and perhaps a
description of the DVD as well, it would be very much appreciated. Quick
reports for Wikimania are welcome, too!


On 4/16/07, Tomasz Ganicz <polimerek at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Polska_Wikipedia_na_DVD_%28z_Helionem%29/en
> Wikimedia Polska Conference 2007 will take place on May 1-3 in Białowieża:
> http://pl.wikimedia.org/wiki/Konferencja_Wikimedia_Polska_2007/en
> 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
> panels.
> 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
> restaurant).
> 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.
> http://pl.wikimedia.org/wiki/Koncepcje_promocyjne/Zak%C5%82adki
> We have started cooperation with Metalmind Productions – a company,
> which specialize in promotion and issuing CD's of niche Polish music
> bands.
> http://www.metalmind.pl/
> We have also joined a "Coalition for Open Standards":
> http://www.standardy.org/
> an organization trying to persuade Polish government to use open
> electronic standards for exchange of official documents and during
> contacts with general public.
> Cheers,
> --
> Tomek "Polimerek" Ganicz
> http://pl.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Polimerek
> http://www.poli.toya.net.pl
> http://www.ptchem.lodz.pl/en/TomaszGanicz.html
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