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
>
>
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