Hi Ravi,

Thank you so much appreciating efforts.

I just want to clarify few things :


*1) Summit -  Conference : It is different - *

Summit skeleton is completely different as compared to conference.

Conference : One speaker and remaining audience. It is most of time - one
way communication. (except Q & A)

Summit : It is more interactive and two way communication, everyone gets
platform to share. (More like Panel discussion)
More details will be shared soon.

*2) Value dilation  : *

Repeating same, Conference comes up with different model and skeleton. So
it is going to 'add value' to existing outreach.
Additionally , our aim is to host Summit every year at same place for
continuity.


*3) Just event? *

We are going to introduce projects to follow for one year. So Summit is
just kick start ti those ambitious projects.
Reports of projects will be published in next year's Summit, and new
projects will selected as per requirement.


*4) Chapter involvement : *

Chapter is official body in India, and it will be there in future too. We
have full respect for Chapter - as they were pioneer to introduce
WikiConference India, as well as many projects. It is difficult to imagine
Wiki outreach in India without Chapter.

We believe, Chapter is there is to support community initiatives, and
Summit is also community initiative.
We have '*requested*' Chapter to nominate three Chapter representatives in
planning committee, we are hopeful about their response.

*5) Community involvement : *

Summit itself is being planned *by small community*, we do understand there
is exists a *bigger and wider community* with lot of credibility and
experience.

We would also like to request community members to be part of Planning
Committee to execute whole activity.
Do let us know if anyone want to volunteer.
*
6) Why Summit, What is Spoken Wikipedia and Why Pune? *:

P.S : City, Summit and Spoken
Wikipedia<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Summit_India/About_Us>
*
7) There are many flaws and mistakes : *

Instead of having bullet-proof shell, Summit idea is to have discussion to
develop Wikipedia in more dynamic and innovative way (like Spoken
Wikipedia).

If we 've hurt anyone in whole process, we would like to apologize
publicly. At same, we expect support by assuming good faith. For Summit
2014 planning, definitely we will improve and learn from our mistakes.

*P.S :* Everyone working for Summit is volunteer, *No one is getting
fellowship or grants to run Summit.* We are working professionals, who are *
donating* their time and energy to make Summit happen. It is by the
community, for the wider community event.

We believe Spoken Wikipedia through Summit is going to bring hope of light
in disabled persons life.


Keep Suggesting, Keep Inspiring! :)



Best Regards,

Abhishek Suryawanshi,
User:AbhiSuryawanshi <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:AbhiSuryawanshi>
On Behalf of Wikipedia Club Pune




> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Ravishankar <ravidre...@gmail.com>
> To: Wikimedia India Community list <wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>
> Cc:
> Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2012 20:57:43 +0530
> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Summit India 2013 for Spoken
> Indian Language Wikipedia!
> 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.
>
>  Somehow I feel that such an event may dilute the importance of
> Wikiconference India event and may even confuse audience which is what.
>
> It will be good to know if the chapter was consulted on any national level
> event.
>
> Right now, the whole planning of the event seems arbitrary.
>
> Ravi.
>
> P.S: Who created this story that Pune is the education hub of India? :)
>
>
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Ravishankar <ravidre...@gmail.com>
> To: Wikimedia India Community list <wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>
> Cc:
> Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2012 21:02:05 +0530
> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Most recent updates on the hiring of the
> Programme Director for the A2K programme
> Jadine,
>
> I appreciate the transparent methodology and engaging the community in
> hiring the programme director.
>
> Ravi
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Nitika Tandon <ntan...@wikimedia.org>
> To: Wikimedia India Community list <wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>
> Cc:
> Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2012 00:50:21 +0530
> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wiki Academy in Goa in Dec
>
> On 06-Dec-2012, at 1:21 PM, Frederick FN Noronha * फ्रेड्रिक नोरोन्या *
> فريدريك نورونيا wrote:
>
> Dear Nitika, Is it possible to get in touch with others who have been
> contributing to the Goa pages in the past?
>
> Absolutely! We can invite Wikipedians from Goa 
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Goan_Wikipedians>
> and members of WikiProject Goa<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GOA>
> .
>
> Also, some of us have bandwidth problems here, otherwise we would have
> contributed more. Is it possible to set up a small team to continue this
> process, in Goa itself, after the workshop is done?
>
> The Central Library has a lot of space and tend to be supportive in such
> work. Its Curator, Carlos Fernandes, was even supportive when Richard
> Stallman of the FSF visited many years ago. They understand the importance
> of creating sharable resources. At the library, you can spot some displays
> of open journal websites, etc which researchers can freely access. You
> could build on such synergies.
>
> We have a meeting scheduled with the State Central Library on the 13th Dec
> at 10.30am. We can most definitely work out a plan with them. I'm hoping
> you'll be able to join for this meeting too.
>
> I have raised a ticket to lift IP rate limit:
> https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=42767. Hope it gets
> resolved at the earliest.
>
> Thanks
> Nitika
>
>
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Pranav Curumsey <pra...@wikimedia.in>
> To: "Discussion list on Indian language projects of Wikimedia." <
> wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>
> Cc:
> Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2012 12:08:51 +0530
> Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Press] The Hindu : "Indians win in Wiki mega
> photo contest"
> *The Hindu : "Indians win in Wiki mega photo contest"*
>
> http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/indians-win-in-wiki-mega-photo-contest/article4172761.ece
>
> http://www.twitpic.com/bjqjvm ( Print coverage) - Large coverage on rear
> cover page !!
>
> *WLM beat its own record this year with more than 3,50,000 images
>
> Two photographs sent by Indians have won the first and sixth places in
> what Guinness World Records has called the largest photo competition.
> Called ‘Wiki Loves Monuments 2012!’ (WLM), the online competition was
> organised by Wikipedians all over the world, Karthik Nadar, secretary and
> Board member, Executive Committee, Wikimedia India Chapter, told The Hindu .
>
> Pranav Singh’s photo of Safdarjung’s tomb in New Delhi secured the first
> place internationally while Narender Kumar’s photo of the Taj Mahal got the
> sixth place. The two photos had been rated ninth and first respectively in
> the competition held at the India level. Other Indian finalists sent photos
> of the country’s tombs, temples and military forts. Narender Kumar told The
> Hindu that most photos of the Taj are “touristy,” so he took an unusual
> angle. “Luckily, there was foggy weather,” he said.
>
> A record
>
> While WLM had set the Guinness record for the world’s largest photo
> contest with 1,68,208 images in 2011, it beat its own record this year with
> more than 3,50,000 images.
>
> India participated for the first time in the competition this year. It
> sent the highest number of participants, representing 15 per cent of the
> 15,000 total contributors from around the world. Over 2,200 photographers
> contributed nearly 16,000 photos, according to sources in Wikimedia India
> Chapter.
>
> There is no free-to-use image of more than 99 per cent of monuments in
> India listed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The aim of the
> contest was to encourage people to contribute photos to Wikimedia Commons,
> said Mr. Nadar. The Wikimedia Commons is a sister project of Wikipedia. It
> is a media file repository that makes available freely licensed educational
> content (such as images, sound and video clips) to everyone in the world.
> It acts as a common repository for various projects of the Wikimedia
> Foundation, including Wikipedia. (Wikipedia.org )
>
> He said anyone could use the photos from the Commons, including for
> commercial purposes provided the photographer’s name was mentioned. A
> ‘Photo Walk’ was organised in Mumbai in September (when the contest was on)
> during which participants took photos for the contest.
>
> Naveen Francis, former secretary and board member, Wikimedia India
> chapter, told The Hindu that participation from India was “almost uniform”
> with photos coming from contestants from across the country. The highest
> participation was from Delhi, with more photos taken of the Taj Mahal and
> the Qutub Minar. Mumbai followed with photos of Gateway of India.
>
> Mr. Francis said contestants were asked to photograph those monuments
> recognised by the ASI. The focus was on structures of national and
> international importance. However, some contestants sent photos of
> monuments not recognised by the ASI. Those were excluded from the
> competition. However, they will be used in Wiki Voyage, a new travel
> website that has launched recently.
>
> The international jury considered 324 images from 33 participating
> countries in the finale. There were 10 nominations from each participating
> country for the international round. The Indian jury for the country round
> had six jury members, who nominated 10 photos from 16,000. Three
> professional photographers, Gauri Gill, Anup Mathew Thomas and Ryan Lobo,
> made up the team along with three Wikipedians Arun Ganesh, Kiran Ravikumar,
> and Sreejith K. *
>
>
> Regards
> Pranav Curumsey
> Press Team, Wikimedia India Chapter
> pr...@wikimedia.in
> http://wiki.wikimedia.in/In_the_news
>
> Important Note : Non-commercial reproduction for informative purposes
> only. The publisher ( The Hindu ) of the above news article owns the
> copyrights of the article / content. All copyrights are duly acknowledged.
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Harsh Kothari <harshkothari...@gmail.com>
> To: Wikimedia India Community list <wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>
> Cc:
> Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2012 16:26:27 +0530
> Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Report of Ahmedabad Wiki meet up - 6
> Hello all,
>
> First of all, sorry for delayed report.
>
> Wikipedia Meet up - 6 was held at Lois Kahn Plaza, IIM Campus on  1st Dec.
>
> After some brief introduction, new members were given some basic idea
> about things related to Wikipedia. Some discussions were carried out
> regrading Wikipedia. Conflicts of Interest was one of them.
>
> Then we discussed about our new project on Ahmedabad named "*વિકિપરિયોજના
> અમદાવાદ*"*(Wikiproject Ahmedabad)* in Gujarati Wikipedia. In this we
> discussed lots of thing including how to make this project successful, what
> kind of strategies we can apply, which types of articles can be included
> and other stuff.
>
> Another key agendas of meetup discussed at large were how to make grow
> community in Ahmedabad, enlarge viewership of Gujarati Wikipedia? Everyone
> gave his own idea. We had some wonderful things to take on. After talking
> much about these issues,we decided that Wikipedia workshop will be the best
> way to increase potential editors. So we are planning to arrange one
> workshop on 16th December. After finalization, detail will be posted on
> mailing list soon.
>
> At the end, a small editing session was held to get newcomers' hands
> tested on Wikipedia.
>
> Here is the complete list of participants
>
>    1. Harsh Kothari
>    2. Samkit
>    3. Arjun
>    4. Hitarth
>    5. Dhaval
>    6. Akash
>    7. Amit Panchal
>    8. Harendrasingh
>    9. Ketan Raval
>
>
> By and large, it was a successful meet up  concluding some useful points.
>
> Photos of this meet up is here
> 1.
> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=400338140040746&set=oa.491678384185832&type=1&theater
> 2.
> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=400338590040701&set=oa.491678384185832&type=1&theater
>
> Thanks,
> Harsh
>  ---
> Harsh Kothari
> Research Fellow,
> Physical Research Laboratory(PRL).
> Ahmedabad.
>
>
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Srikanth Ramakrishnan <srik.r...@wikimedia.in>
> To: Pranav Curumsey <pra...@wikimedia.in>, Wikimedia India Community list
> <wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>
> Cc:
> Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2012 17:22:55 +0530
> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Press] The Hindu : "Indians win in Wiki
> mega photo contest"
> Way to go India. We did it this time. Let's hope we contribute the max no
> of images next year!
>
>
> On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 12:08 PM, Pranav Curumsey <pra...@wikimedia.in>wrote:
>
>> *The Hindu : "Indians win in Wiki mega photo contest"*
>>
>> http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/indians-win-in-wiki-mega-photo-contest/article4172761.ece
>>
>> http://www.twitpic.com/bjqjvm ( Print coverage) - Large coverage on rear
>> cover page !!
>>
>> *WLM beat its own record this year with more than 3,50,000 images
>>
>> Two photographs sent by Indians have won the first and sixth places in
>> what Guinness World Records has called the largest photo competition.
>> Called ‘Wiki Loves Monuments 2012!’ (WLM), the online competition was
>> organised by Wikipedians all over the world, Karthik Nadar, secretary and
>> Board member, Executive Committee, Wikimedia India Chapter, told The Hindu .
>>
>> Pranav Singh’s photo of Safdarjung’s tomb in New Delhi secured the first
>> place internationally while Narender Kumar’s photo of the Taj Mahal got the
>> sixth place. The two photos had been rated ninth and first respectively in
>> the competition held at the India level. Other Indian finalists sent photos
>> of the country’s tombs, temples and military forts. Narender Kumar told The
>> Hindu that most photos of the Taj are “touristy,” so he took an unusual
>> angle. “Luckily, there was foggy weather,” he said.
>>
>> A record
>>
>> While WLM had set the Guinness record for the world’s largest photo
>> contest with 1,68,208 images in 2011, it beat its own record this year with
>> more than 3,50,000 images.
>>
>> India participated for the first time in the competition this year. It
>> sent the highest number of participants, representing 15 per cent of the
>> 15,000 total contributors from around the world. Over 2,200 photographers
>> contributed nearly 16,000 photos, according to sources in Wikimedia India
>> Chapter.
>>
>> There is no free-to-use image of more than 99 per cent of monuments in
>> India listed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The aim of the
>> contest was to encourage people to contribute photos to Wikimedia Commons,
>> said Mr. Nadar. The Wikimedia Commons is a sister project of Wikipedia. It
>> is a media file repository that makes available freely licensed educational
>> content (such as images, sound and video clips) to everyone in the world.
>> It acts as a common repository for various projects of the Wikimedia
>> Foundation, including Wikipedia. (Wikipedia.org )
>>
>> He said anyone could use the photos from the Commons, including for
>> commercial purposes provided the photographer’s name was mentioned. A
>> ‘Photo Walk’ was organised in Mumbai in September (when the contest was on)
>> during which participants took photos for the contest.
>>
>> Naveen Francis, former secretary and board member, Wikimedia India
>> chapter, told The Hindu that participation from India was “almost uniform”
>> with photos coming from contestants from across the country. The highest
>> participation was from Delhi, with more photos taken of the Taj Mahal and
>> the Qutub Minar. Mumbai followed with photos of Gateway of India.
>>
>> Mr. Francis said contestants were asked to photograph those monuments
>> recognised by the ASI. The focus was on structures of national and
>> international importance. However, some contestants sent photos of
>> monuments not recognised by the ASI. Those were excluded from the
>> competition. However, they will be used in Wiki Voyage, a new travel
>> website that has launched recently.
>>
>> The international jury considered 324 images from 33 participating
>> countries in the finale. There were 10 nominations from each participating
>> country for the international round. The Indian jury for the country round
>> had six jury members, who nominated 10 photos from 16,000. Three
>> professional photographers, Gauri Gill, Anup Mathew Thomas and Ryan Lobo,
>> made up the team along with three Wikipedians Arun Ganesh, Kiran Ravikumar,
>> and Sreejith K. *
>>
>>
>> Regards
>> Pranav Curumsey
>> Press Team, Wikimedia India Chapter
>> pr...@wikimedia.in
>> http://wiki.wikimedia.in/In_the_news
>>
>> Important Note : Non-commercial reproduction for informative purposes
>> only. The publisher ( The Hindu ) of the above news article owns the
>> copyrights of the article / content. All copyrights are duly acknowledged.
>> _______________________________________________
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>>
>
>
> --
> Srikanth Ramakrishnan
> Member of the Executive Committee
> Wikimedia Chapter [India]
>
>
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Srikanth Ramakrishnan <srik.r...@wikimedia.in>
> To: Wikimedia India Community list <wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>
> Cc:
> Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2012 17:28:21 +0530
> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Report of Ahmedabad Wiki meet up - 6
> Harsh, thanks for the report.
> Can you let us know what Project Ahmedabad is?
>
>
> On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 4:26 PM, Harsh Kothari 
> <harshkothari...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> First of all, sorry for delayed report.
>>
>> Wikipedia Meet up - 6 was held at Lois Kahn Plaza, IIM Campus on  1st
>> Dec.
>>
>> After some brief introduction, new members were given some basic idea
>> about things related to Wikipedia. Some discussions were carried out
>> regrading Wikipedia. Conflicts of Interest was one of them.
>>
>> Then we discussed about our new project on Ahmedabad named "*વિકિપરિયોજના
>> અમદાવાદ*"*(Wikiproject Ahmedabad)* in Gujarati Wikipedia. In this we
>> discussed lots of thing including how to make this project successful, what
>> kind of strategies we can apply, which types of articles can be included
>> and other stuff.
>>
>> Another key agendas of meetup discussed at large were how to make grow
>> community in Ahmedabad, enlarge viewership of Gujarati Wikipedia? Everyone
>> gave his own idea. We had some wonderful things to take on. After talking
>> much about these issues,we decided that Wikipedia workshop will be the best
>> way to increase potential editors. So we are planning to arrange one
>> workshop on 16th December. After finalization, detail will be posted on
>> mailing list soon.
>>
>> At the end, a small editing session was held to get newcomers' hands
>> tested on Wikipedia.
>>
>> Here is the complete list of participants
>>
>>    1. Harsh Kothari
>>    2. Samkit
>>    3. Arjun
>>    4. Hitarth
>>    5. Dhaval
>>    6. Akash
>>    7. Amit Panchal
>>    8. Harendrasingh
>>    9. Ketan Raval
>>
>>
>> By and large, it was a successful meet up  concluding some useful points.
>>
>> Photos of this meet up is here
>> 1.
>> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=400338140040746&set=oa.491678384185832&type=1&theater
>> 2.
>> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=400338590040701&set=oa.491678384185832&type=1&theater
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Harsh
>>  ---
>> Harsh Kothari
>> Research Fellow,
>> Physical Research Laboratory(PRL).
>> Ahmedabad.
>>
>>
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> Wikimediaindia-l mailing list
>> Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
>> To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit
>> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Srikanth Ramakrishnan
> Member of the Executive Committee
> Wikimedia Chapter [India]
>
>
>
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>
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