[Foundation-l] Election results?

Ting Chen wing.philopp at gmx.de
Fri Jun 17 20:32:55 UTC 2011

Hello all,

at first thank you all for take part in the election, especially to the 
volunteers on the Elections Committee. As most of 
organizing-an-event-job, there are always a lot of work that the 
attendees of the events don't necessarily see. I also want to thank 
everyone who take part in the voting. Whoever you have voted, it is an 
important feedback for us all, and an important feedback for our works 
in the past and our works ahead. Many thanks to the candidates who had 
competed in a very fair and civil manner. The exchange of ideas and 
views with all of you is very refreshing and gives me new impulses. A 
very special thank this time to Alec McConroy, who had put up very tough 
questions and as soon as I had caught breath (see below), I will 
continue our conversation on meta.

Actually in this year I got the news of the election result later than 
most of you. I was mostly on travel last week, and had visited Almaty, 
Kazakhstan. Something really remarkable is happenning there. Our 
volunteers there had started to organize a nationwide movement and had 
found support in the politics, companies and media. The Kazakh 
Encyclopedia had decided to put its up-to-date 16-band encyclopedia 
under a free licence. There are initiatives in the parliament to make 
the copyright law more clear and supportive in respect of free-licenses, 
and the biggest national welfare fund "Samruk-Kazyna" had decided to 
fund activities to build up the Kazakh Wikipedia. Our volunteers there 
are going to start ambassador programs in the universities in Almaty and 
had set the very ambitious goal to expand the Kazakh Wikipedia into 200k 
articles until December 16th, the 20th independance day of the Republic 
Kazakhstan, not by using bots, but by writing and translating qualified 
articles. That would mean about ten fold of the article amount than at 
the moment. It was on my way from airport back how when I got the first 
congratulations, before I got know the result.

And tomorrow I am going to Den Bosch to celebrate with our volunteers in 
the Netherlands 10 Years Netherlandish Wikipedia.

It is by chance that these two events lye so near by each other, but I 
also think that there is an intrinsic link between them. It is our work 
until now, and I mean really OUR, every volunteer, that inspire and 
attract new people from around the world. Our success hetherto shows how 
a world of sharing and a world of free knowledge could look like. It is 
really true, that we are building a heritage, a world heritage, 
recognized officially or not. It is a world heritage because so many 
people, from so many places, put their hands on it. All of us collected 
it, shaped it, byte by byte, section by section.

And because of this, as in every of my speech, my best and sincere 
thank, goes to our volunteers, every single one of you.


On 17.06.2011 16:54, wrote Theo10011:
> Results are out.
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Board_elections/2011/Results/en
> Theo
> On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 8:04 PM, Harel Cain<harel.cain at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> I only want to rephrase what I said back at the beginning of the thread:
>> it's perfectly understandable if things run late (huh, Wikimania taught me
>> this first hand). It's just that little one-sentence update on the results
>> page that was missing and would have spared us this thread.
>> Now, some more patience - I'll go drink something :)
>> Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem,
>> Harel
>> On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 17:09, Austin Hair<adhair at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 4:05 PM, MZMcBride<z at mzmcbride.com>  wrote:
>>>> Domas Mituzas wrote:
>>>>>> I'm told volunteers are capable of editing wiki pages and posting to
>>>>>> mailing lists. I haven't been able to independently verify this,
>>> though.
>>>>> I'm told that some volunteers can be extremely obnoxious too.
>>>> Eh, don't be so hard on yourself. Sometimes you have something useful
>> to
>>>> say.
>>> Now, now, everyone be nice. The moderation button isn't that far from me.
>>> Austin
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