I'll be straight up and state I'm not going to support this, for a variety
of reasons.

Firstly, I don't think our chapter is capable of producing a grant
application to the standard WMF require for such a big area (education) in
10 days that addresses all the things WMF expect us to address.

Secondly, this appears to be trying to reinvent the wheel. Craig's project
up in Brisbane is already making significant advances, at least three other
chapter members have made contacts with (or have been contacted by)
educational departments and representative associations, and completed
resources already in use in schools exist in other languages from other
chapters - I'm presently trying to secure translations of these on behalf of
the chapter. Without any attempt to coordinate the various approaches, we're
not only less effective but also give the outward appearance of being
disorganised to the various educational bodies involved.

Thirdly, given your recent conflict with, among other people, Jimbo Wales
and various concerns about past occasions when you have undertaken chapter
work (in particular the Dictionary of Sydney episode), I do not think you
personally should be making any outward representation of our chapter and,
if the grant were to be approved, I think someone else should lead it.

kindest regards

On 5 May 2010 11:46, private musings <thepmacco...@gmail.com> wrote:

> G'day all,
> does the chapter have any grants proposals heading in this year?
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Index
> Do we have any structure for creating / supporting a chapter grant like
> this?
> I have a few ideas and opportunities - for wiki use in education, hopefully
> in partnership with nsw dep. of ed. - if I write something up in the next
> week or so, I suppose we could discuss it on our wiki, and forward it to the
> grants page linked above for consideration if appropriate?
> I think it's important for a functioning healthy chapter to try to engage
> with processes like this, so if you too have any ideas or opportunities,
> please do pipe up, and let's work on them on the wiki, and get them going
> :-)
> cheers,
> Peter,
> PM.
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