Talk:Wikimedia Foundation among World Economic Forum's 2008 Technology Pioneers

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I got advance notice of the award via a non-public mailing list. With help from Jimmy Wales I got in touch with people from the WEF and got a pile of documents embargoed until 15:00 CET today.

Comment from Florence was received via email, waiting on something from Jimbo. Credit goes to DragonFire1024 for drafting the article, I just did some spell/copyedit and wikifying.

Behind the scenes stuff on IRC should see this in a significant number of languages.

What I'd like to see is this up as lead, but the graphic isn't big enough and has text which would make it problematic for our current lead template. --Brian McNeil / talk 14:00, 29 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I made it the "Featured Story" using the Special Report graphic. I suppose it could be the "Main Lead", but it would be nice if the story was about the WEF selecting its Technology Pioneers, and not so centered on the Wikimedia Foundation which, afterall, is just one of the 39 pioneer. --SVTCobra 15:48, 29 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the WMF is the only non-profit that has been named a WEF Pioneer. Do that fact and comment on it belong in the article? 19:25, 29 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


It is better to use the full name 'Wikimedia Commons'. There are too many "Commons" not to qualify it. commons:User:pfctdayelise 00:26, 30 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Marvellously multilingual[edit]

Well, just checked and there's 10 different language versions of this article (including English).

Florence wrote a special thanks to all contributors and translators, we should try and coordinate like this more often. :) --Brian McNeil / talk 08:28, 30 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]



The Wikimedia Foundation was chosen in part because of the ability to provide free, collaborative knowledge which is distributed by people all over the world and its involvement in "the development of life changing technology innovation" with the "potential for long-term impact on business and society, demonstrating visionary leadership and having a proven technology," referring to Wikipedia, Wikinews, Wikiversity and Wikimedia Commons.
Why is that referring to only 4 projects? was wikibooks, wiktionary, etc not being referred to on purpose, or were they just not mentioned by chance. Bawolff 20:37, 1 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]