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

Pierre Beaudouin pierre.beaudouin at wikimedia.fr
Mon Feb 18 22:13:13 UTC 2008

User:Calo (Jean-Pascal Houde from Québec) on wpfr:

http://fr.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Qu%C3%A9bec&oldid=5890 (July 2002)

Mike Godwin a écrit :
> 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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