[Wikimedia-l] If I could talk to the wiki folks...

James Heilman jmh649 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 29 00:05:57 UTC 2012

Yes so Wiki Med Foundation Inc incorporated Dec 19, 2012 and we had our
first official board meeting Dec 26, 2012. We have had expressed interest
from 57 people from more than a dozen countries with a large group of
interested members from India. Our 9 board members are from 7 different

Our first official event is being held January 7-11th at the University of
California San Francisco in collaboration with Wikimedia Canada. We have
been invited by the college of medicine to give a half dozen lectures on
Wikipedia and Medicine and a few editing sessions where students and staff
can try their hand at editing themselves. This is in preparation for an
elective for 3rd and 4th year medical students which will resolve around
contribution to Wikimedia projects hopefully to launch in the spring.

Of course we are a new corporation, however our membership is composed of
people who have extensive experience within the Wikimedia movement. Once we
have had a chance to prove ourselves over the next 6 month we will re
approach the aff com / Wikimedia movement to determine if an official
association is desired. Currently as stated by Bence we are not officially

James Heilman
MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian

The Wikipedia Open Textbook of Medicine

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