[Foundation-l] First use/contribution by Canadians of Wikipedia

Mike Godwin mgodwin at wikimedia.org
Mon Feb 18 18:37:06 UTC 2008

Dear folks,

In order to pursue our trademark registration in Canada, we would like  
to document the earliest uses of Wikipedia by Canadians.  Our Canadian  
staff members (Sue Gardner and Jay Walsh) believe the  first Canadian  
uses of Wikipedia date back near the origins of
Wikipedia itself.  Considering that Wikipedia started in early 2001,   
this should mean that by early 2002 there was significant Canadian  
use  of the English-language Wikipedia project.  I assume there was  
also early use of the French-language Wikipedia project by French  
Canadians -- that would also help us here.

Does anyone here have any thoughts about how we might document the  
(likely) fact that Canadians were engaged with Wikipedia early on?

--Mike Godwin
General Counsel
Wikimedia Foundation

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