Hey, We just concluded a week long Tamil Wikipedia outreach in Srilanka.
April 25 - Seminar on free content, creative commons and Tamil Wikipedia organized by Noolaham foundation (meaning the Library foundation that works for documenting Srilankan Tamil knowledge resoureces), Colombo. Students from the Engineering faculty of Moratuwa University participated. The discussion was also slightly off-beat as we discussed how transparency and community building is done in Tamil Wikipedia and how it could be applied to similar non-profit and volunteer based projects. Details and pictures at http://ta.wikipedia.org/s/2swy April 26 - Tamil Wikipedia introduction at National Arts and Literature front, Colombo. Details and pictures at http://ta.wikipedia.org/s/2qdq April 29 - Tamil Wikipedia introduction for students of Jaffna University's campus at Vavuniya city. Details and pictures at http://ta.wikipedia.org/s/2rk9 . Besides this, few of us also participated in the Tamil Documentation conference held during April 27, 28 and spread the news about Tamil Wikipedia projects among the various scholars who came for the conference. An informal discussion was also held with the members of Noolaham foundation on ways to colloborate. A huge share of contributions to Tamil Wikipedia comes from Tamils in Srilanka and their diaspora. In this context, I find these meetings important and hope to see increased activity from this region in the future. Ravi
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