The foundation would probably contribute to installation costs with the plates but overall project management and staff costs would be unlikely.... It'd open a flood gate if they did I have a number of future Wikitown projects here ready to go if funding my expenses and time needed wasnt an issue.
On 4 May 2015 at 20:37, Kerry Raymond <kerry.raym...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hmm, if it gets funded along the lines indicated, that might open > the flood gates of similar applications (why wouldn’t you if WMF picked up > the tab), but it would appear to be contrary to the normal principle of not > paying for content development. I guess we wait and see … > > > > Kerry > > > ------------------------------ > > *From:* wikimediaau-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org [mailto: > wikimediaau-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] *On Behalf Of *Liam Wyatt > *Sent:* Monday, 4 May 2015 8:21 PM > *To:* Australian Wikimedians mailing list > *Subject:* Re: [Wikimediaau-l] [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Towns > > > > Interestingly, I just had a conversation this week with a (for profit) > GLAM consultancy organisation in Greece that wants to do a wiki-town > project with the city of Thessaloniki. They've already got the city > council and several museums of the city, and some [as yet undefined] level > of support from the editing community. What they want now is permission > from the WMF to use the logos, and to submit a grant application to run the > project. > > > > This is an interesting case because it's an organisation that has > experience in running events in a country that does indeed have a lot of > cultural heritage at the city level, and they city wants to do it. But, > they also want Wikimedia to subsidise their staff time to operate the > activity - without which the project would probably not happen. I've not > seen any grant application (so I don't know how much they want), nor do I > know about the degree of local volunteer community support to *actually* > *write > and translate the articles... *It'll be interesting to see how it > develops (if at all). > > > > -Liam > > > wittylama.com > Peace, love & metadata > > > > On 1 May 2015 at 09:34, Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Leigh > > > > I think its a rather complex issue and can see a few red flags there to > start with that would cause a lot of issues, *Paid photographers? Paid > historians? Paid editors?*. For Wikitowns or for that matter any project > really needs to be driven by the volunteer community both from within and > from the associated partners. Someone being paid specifically to project > manage a WikiTown wouldnt be a good perspective. From within an LGA having > someone in a community liason, or GLAM type position who can co-ordinate > some of the activities should be ok, even they need to be careful with COI. > > > > I personally would discourage any paid activity as we have seen multiple > times this inevitably triggers a lot of damage to the community and > individuals regardless of standing. > > > > On 1 May 2015 at 14:44, Leigh Blackall <leighblack...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Hi Gnangara, > > Is there any possibility or objection to paying someone project manage a > Wikitown project? Am thinking that some local councils or business > precincts would put up the funds, and a good project manager would honour > ask the disclosure of interests and transparency of process inside > Wikipedia. Paid photographers? Paid historians? Paid editors? > > I realise this is a contentious issue, but not sure it's impossible... > > On 01/05/2015 8:06 am, "Gnangarra" <gnanga...@gmail.com> wrote: > > G'Day > > > > Yes Australia has two ongoing Wikitown projects > > - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiTown/Toodyaypedia > - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiTown/Freopedia > - > > I'm created both projects and are responsible for their on going activity, > the projects activity spikes depending on the availability of funding for > each set of new plates. I was also fortunate enough to see the talk in > Washington in 2012. WikiTowns have a wide appeal and are very popular > the issue is that they require significant time to build which gets > complicated when you rely on volunteers. > > > > I'm happy to answer any questions anyone has, and provide assistance > > > > Gnangarra > > > Vice President Wikimedia Australia > WMAU: http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/User:Gnangarra > > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaau-l mailing list > Wikimediaaufirstname.lastname@example.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaau-l mailing list > Wikimediaauemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l > > > > > > -- > > GN. > Vice President Wikimedia Australia > WMAU: http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/User:Gnangarra > Photo Gallery: http://gnangarra.redbubble.com > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaau-l mailing list > Wikimediaaufirstname.lastname@example.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l > > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaau-l mailing list > Wikimediaauemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l > > -- GN. 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