Congratulations WMUK and the London 2014 team!  Thanks also to the Arusha
bid - hopefully there will be another opportunity in the future!

Regards,

Charles / User:Chuq


On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 6:30 AM, Markus Glaser <markus.gla...@wikimedia.de>wrote:

> Congratulations, London and WMUK! Looking foward to a Wikimania in a city
> I already lived in ;) And my respect and many thanks to Arusha / Tanzania.
> I would have loved to go to Africa this time and I really think the
> Movement should make some efforts to make something like this happen in the
> future.
>
> Best, Markus
>
> Am 01.05.2013 22:22, schrieb Patricio Lorente:
>
>  Congratulations, London! See you there!
>>
>>                                 Patricio
>>
>> 2013/5/1 Dhaval S. Vyas <dsv...@gmail.com>:
>>
>>> Congratulations UK! So happy with the news, after all wikimania is
>>> coming at
>>> our doorstep...
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 7:19 PM, Katie Chan <katie.c...@wikimedia.org.uk>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Congratulations to everyone who's been involved with the London bid.
>>>>
>>>> Looking forward to seeing many of you in London next year!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 1 May 2013 18:10, James Forrester <jdforres...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Dear Wikimedians,
>>>>>
>>>>> On behalf of the Wikimania 2014 selection Jury, after review and
>>>>> evaluation of the two final bids, we have awarded the conference to
>>>>> London. Congratulations to the London team, and to the Arusha team who
>>>>> also put forward a solid effort.
>>>>>
>>>>> We were concerned this year to see that both bidding teams put forward
>>>>> proposals which were costly and complicated, in contrast to the
>>>>> Wikimania tradition. The Jury briefly considered re-opening the bid
>>>>> for other teams, and asked both bids to present a simpler core budget
>>>>> and lower-cost options for attendees.
>>>>>
>>>>> The London team took our comments to heart and decreased their core
>>>>> budget to 20% of their initial proposal, and have committed to finding
>>>>> ways to reduce the cost for community attendees.
>>>>>
>>>>> We encourage future bidding teams to not give up their dreams, to keep
>>>>> aiming for the stars, but at the same time, to not forget the spirit
>>>>> of Wikimedia: a volunteer movement that makes creative use of limited
>>>>> resources. We look forward to the proposed Wikimania Committee setting
>>>>> out clearer guidelines on these principles.
>>>>>
>>>>> The process to bid for hosting Wikimania requires a substantial time
>>>>> investment, and we thank both candidate teams for their submissions
>>>>> and hard work.
>>>>>
>>>>> Yours,
>>>>>
>>>>> James Forrester
>>>>> Moderator, Wikimania 2014 Jury
>>>>> For the Wikimania 2014 Jury
>>>>> --
>>>>> James D. Forrester
>>>>> jdforres...@gmail.com
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