Hi, On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 8:57 PM, Ravishankar <ravidre...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi, > > I appreciate the effort by the Wikipedia club Pune. > > Please let me know if the idea for the summit was widely discussed in the > community well in advance.
We have not seen any mails on any of the mailing lists addressing the community to participate in the process of crystallizing the idea of the event and any further decisions like venue selection, internships, scholarships etc. > > Somehow I feel that such an event may dilute the importance of > Wikiconference India event and may even confuse audience which is what. +1 Absolutely. > It will be good to know if the chapter was consulted on any national level > event. Chapter was not consulted in this case. Not even the community was consulted. Community is the ultimate beneficiary from all such events that ultimately helps all of us to improve Wikipedia. And reaching out to them in such events is really necessary. > Right now, the whole planning of the event seems arbitrary. Can't comment on that. Will leave it to the organisors. I must also state that the summit organisors have recently approached chapter to nominate 3 representatives for organising committee. However, it seems they are still reluctant to get/ask for community participation by showing more openness and transperency through mailing lists etc. Till that happens, handholding with the summit organisors by the community/chapter to get things going further looks troublesome. For a successful event, I wish community asks for more pro-community efforts in the organising of the event and the organisors come forward for its compliance. Chapter will always support any Wikimedia event that benefits the community and directly/indirectly helps improve any Wikimedia projects. Regards -Sudhanwa ~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~! web: www.sudhanwa.com blog: www.sudhanwa.in Twitter: sudhanwa Check on FB, Linkedin for more. _______________________________________________ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l