[WMCEE-l] CEE grant not funded; thoughts on two roads...

Raul Veede raul.veede at gmail.com
Wed Oct 30 19:50:28 CET 2013


In general, it might be a good idea to include a "What now?" session in the
program.

Raul
WMEE


On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 8:17 PM, Marcin Cieslak <marcin at cieslak.name> wrote:

> On 10/30/13, Asaf Bartov <abartov at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> > Dear colleagues,
> >
> > I have bittersweet news: the Wikimedia Foundation will not be funding the
> > grant proposal for the upcoming meeting in Modra.  Please see the
> > announcement on the grant proposal talk page:
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants_talk:Wikimedia_Slovakia/Wikimedia_CEE_Meeting_2013#Not_funded
>
> Thank you, Asaf. I fully understand your decision and it is good to
> hear that it is not based solely on the bad timing on applicant's
> side. We've had a pretty intense discussions internally at Wikimedia
> Polska and I also support our decision to help the conference
> organisers; as much as I understand yours.
>
> I think there are still some items that can even more streamline the
> budget; a CEE T-Shirt I got in Belgrade is still good and I don't need
> a new one.
>
> Having said all this, I chose to attend Wikimedia RU conference in
> Smolensk few days before the CEE event, so I won't be in Modra this
> year. But last meeting has exceeded my expectations and I'd be happy
> to participate in follow-up projects to the meeting in Slovakia.
>
> //Saper
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