And regarding an 'informal agreement', I am not trying to pinch here but an
'informal MoU' kind of sounds self-contradictory, no? Also it would be
great if we could have a copy of it publicly, just for future reference on
informal/formal extents of agreements.

thanks much
Noopur

On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 8:32 PM, Noopur <noopur.ra...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Read again. Awareness about *editing Wikipedia. *I know everyone knows
> what Wikipedia is :)
>
>
> On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 8:30 PM, Anirudh Bhati <anirudh...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Noopur,
>>
>> Our websites are top 10 in terms of use and access in this country.  A
>> large proportion of Internet users in India are aware of Wikipedia, if
>> not more of our projects.  So, to characterize the movement as nascent
>> would be inaccurate. :-)
>>
>> Most of us, when invited to speak at institutions and organizations
>> are treated quite well, all over the country.  This is primarily
>> because of the popularity of our projects among Internet users. As you
>> gain more experience with Wikipedia, you will also find that it is not
>> very difficult to identify potential long-term contributors for our
>> project - they are usually very smart and inquisitive people who will
>> seek you out themselves; and they are everywhere.  This is not to say
>> that all smart people will be interested in contributing, Wikipedia
>> only attracts a particular kind.  What they need is simply a nudge in
>> the right direction, not "hand-holding" or persistent efforts at
>> community-building.  People who contribute to our projects - both
>> online and offline - generally do it for the joy of it, and not for
>> any other lofty moral ideals.
>>
>> When a contributor undergoes what Srikanth R and Sohan experienced at
>> one place, it is generally a cause of concern since incidents like
>> these will deter our volunteers to expend their precious time and
>> energies in the future.
>>
>> On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 7:44 PM, Noopur <noopur.ra...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > Regarding the chapter signing an MoU, I wasn't even aware of this and am
>> > frankly quite surprised they managed to sign one so quickly. I will
>> refrain
>> > from commenting on that.
>>
>> I hope you will appreciate that the agreement with NIT was an informal
>> one that simply stated that Wikimedia India will conduct a workshop
>> during the course of their event.
>>
>> anirudh
>>
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