Bristol plays host to Wikipedia’s global gathering

Bristol will play host to an international gathering next week of the group behind the hugely successful Wikipedia online encyclopaedia.

Bristol will play host to an international gathering next week of the group behind the hugely successful Wikipedia online encyclopaedia.

The three-day Wikimedia Fundraising Summit will be held from Friday, and has attracted delegates from as far afield as California and Australia.

Wikimedia UKIn only its second year, Wikimedia UK is hosting the event, which will allow those involved in the global foundation to discuss technical and strategic issues, including fundraising for the Wikipedia encyclopaedia.

It is the first time that Wikimedia UK, the chapter responsible for supporting the work and goals of the organisation’s projects in the UK, has hosted an event of this importance to the global movement.

Hewlett Packard is supporting the event by donating the costs of room hire, entertainment and lunches, while the Watershed will host some of the meetings.

3 Responses to Bristol plays host to Wikipedia’s global gathering
  1. Andrew Turvey
    May 9, 2010 | 11:58 pm

    "as far afield as California and the US."

    California is in the US of course.

    • The Editor
      May 10, 2010 | 9:46 am

      Apologies Andrew – stupid mistake on my part. I did of course mean to say California and Australia.

  2. James Barlow
    May 7, 2010 | 8:58 pm

    First text on their website:

    "Wikimedia UK is a separate organization from the Wikimedia Foundation, and has no control over the contents of Wikipedia or any other projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation. We exist to help collect, develop and distribute freely licensed knowledge (and other educational, cultural and historic content), which we do by supporting the charitable activities of the Wikimedia Foundation."

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