Dear All, As part of the India Programs of WMF<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_-_India_Programs/Indic_Languages>I am having discussions with wikipedians across various Indic languages. I already shared the summary of the discussions I had with the Assamese<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_-_India_Programs/Indic_Languages/Assamese/Discussions/2011> , Hindi<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_-_India_Programs/Indic_Languages/Hindi/Discussions/2011>, and Sanskrit<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_-_India_Programs/Indic_Languages/Sanskrit/Discussions/2011> wikimedians. Thanks for continuning discussions on that in meta and mailing lists.
Today I'm sharing a summary of the discussions I had with the *Tamil wikipedians*. It is available here: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_-_India_Programs/Indic_Languages/Tamil/Discussions/2011 As you all know, Tamil Wiki community is one of the most active Indic language wiki community. It has more than 80 active users and the interaction between community members is very promising. Tamil wikipedians are eager to collaborate with other Indic language wikipeans also. Since the community is very vibrant, we already saw many innovative wiki projects coming out of the community. The most recent one is, photo contest<http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimediaindia-l/2011-November/005123.html> . On the discussion page<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_-_India_Programs/Indic_Languages/Tamil/Discussions/2011>, you can see community members are sharing their best practices, need for online outreach, need of getting state government support, their vision about wiki projects in Tamil and in other Indic languages, organic growth of wikipedia articles, and so on. While insisting on organic growth of wikipedia articles, community is also open to new ideas. In the past we have seen how successfully Tamil community handled (in fact controlled) the google translation project while the same project badly affected few other Indic wikis. There is no wonder that the responses were also very encouraging from this vibrant community. Ideas are flowing. :) I welcome you to go through the responses and discuss the topic on the talk page<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Foundation_-_India_Programs/Indic_Languages/Tamil/Discussions/2011> . Shiju Regards,
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