Rotterdam board meeting: A meeting was held in real life (Jimbo, Angela, Anthere) on November 28th in Rotterdam. Topics discussed were membership, Soros meeting, domain names, board members and implication of local chapters. No report is yet available.
Wikinews is a proposed project with the goal to collaboratively report and summarize news on all subjects from a neutral point of view. This proposal describes the project goals, and outlines five basic requirements for the project. If it is implemented, there will be Wikinews communities in many languages. The precise implementation of the Wikinews requirements is left up to these individual communities.
MediaWiki: Pre-beta testing of the imminent MediaWiki v1.4 continued at test.wikipedia.org [note: this wiki does not exist as of 2005].
Call for Reports: the first attempt to gather status reports from all projects has started. Please join and deliver a report from your project!
Wikimania 2005, 5 Nov 2004: Name vote called; Wikimania is now officially "Wikimania 2005: The First International Wikimedia Conference". Discussion is now ongoing regarding potential banner designs; see Wikimania:Banner for details.
Assotiative Wiktionary proposal is open for discussion, on Wiktionary:Beer_parlour
Open board meeting: A meeting was held on IRC on November 6 to discuss new project policy, new language Wikipedia policy, and grants. The meeting was open to anyone. The full transcript was published on Meta.
Board meeting: A meeting of the board was held on the 22nd of october. Location: IRC, #board.wikimedia, Present : Jimbo, Angela, Anthere. Topic : membership. Report : .
Board meeting: A meeting of the board was held Saturday 16 October, Location: IRC, #board.wikimedia, Invited: Board + Tim Starling, Time: 22:00 UTC (23 England, 00 France, 18 Florida, 15 California, 0800 Sun 17 Oct Australia EST). Please see feedback on Board agenda. Report : .
Wikimania 2005, 31 Oct 2004: Frankfurt am Main has been chosen as the city to host the meetup. Discussion is still underway regarding the date and the name. Visit Wikimania:Participants and Wikimania:Name/Vote respectively to show your support!
The proposal for a Wikimedia meetup Central and Eastern Europe is launched. This meeting will take place at the beginning of 2005 and will seek to unite the Central and Eastern European Wikimedia communities. If you're from this part of the world, please enlist yourself as a participant, propose ideas and nominate a city. Also, please translate the page in as many languages as possible. The co-ordinator for this proposal is Ronline from the Romanian Wikipedia.
Wikinews: a new project for Wikimedia ?. Check out this proposal and discuss it. Please, help translate this page and Wikinews/Vote needs to be translated into as many languages as possible until October 22! Please create translations at Wikinews/two-letter-code, e.g. Wikinews/De, and add them to Template:Wikinews translations. 15:02, 16 Oct 2004 (UTC)
Board meeting : A meeting of the board is planned Saturday 16 October, Location: IRC, #board.wikimedia, Invited: Board + Tim Starling, Time: 22:00 UTC (23 England, 00 France, 18 Florida, 15 California). Please add feedback on Board agenda
Newsletter : A poll is being taken to see how many people would be interested in a print edition of the Wikimedia newsletter, and how it might best be distributed.
World Meet up : 18 Oct 2004 : Wikimedia meetup 2005. The final candidate list has been decided. The three finalists are Frankfurt, Dublin, and Rotterdam. The selection comittee - Angela, Anthere, Jimbo, Danny, Krzysztof P. Jasiutowicz, Tomos, Brion Vibber, Oscar and Gerard Meijssen, Arno Lagrange and elian - will choose the final city by the end of October.
Board meeting : A meeting of the board is planned Saturday 9 October, Location: IRC, #board.wikimedia, Invited: Board + Daniel Mayer (CFO), Time: 20:00 UTC (21 England, 22 France, 16 Florida, 13 California). Please add feedback on Board agenda.... Angela will give a report as soon as possible
Check whether your boss donated to Wikipedia ! Report from the fundraising from Mav. You will see day by day, each donation made to the foundation during the 2 weeks fundraising : amount, currency, donor names if no anonymity requested, as well as nice comments made during the donation.
As soon as you have a medium where audience members can watch each other work, you develop a sense of community good. That's clearly happening here - Ward Cunningham : Read about Ward and Ward's opinion of Wikis and Wikipedia in our first newsletter Wikimedia Newsletter.
New projects : Final decisions about the creation of Wikipeople are being discussed.
In August and September 2004 the Wikimedia request rate roughly doubled : Do not miss JamesDay's very well researched latest report on growth and subsequent hardware needs : Hardware capacity growth planning
$wgSysopUserBans has been moved out of InitialiseSettings.php and into CommonSettings.php; defaulting to true. To change this setting for your project wiki, leave a request on non-dev tasks for devs, or talk to Fire.
17 September 2004: Wikimedia Fundraising Drive 2004. Help us raise $50,000. September 20 to October 3. Please translate the sitenotice (see Fundraising site notice for instructions). The fundraising will coincide with the global press release planned on Monday the 20th.
July 1 : Wikipedia meets Brockhaus: On July 1, 2004, five German Wikipedians met with the 'new media' business unit of Brockhaus, Germany's largest and best-known producer of encyclopedias... the first contact between Wiki(p|m)edia and a traditional encyclopedia publisher.
Wiktionaries: Wiktionaries in all active languages have been set up by Tim Starling. See here for details. See also Requests for Wiktionary permissions for permission and new policy to get sysop status. (Update: De:wiktionary has switched to utf8.) Statistics are now available at .
Community: The English wikipedia opened a w:en:Wikipedia:Facebook. Most users seem to think this is great, while others fear Wikipedia appears built by a bunch of weirdos. Some mention privacy rights. And is a plaster bust appropriate? Should this be moved to meta? What is your opinion? Pictures or no pictures? Join the discussion on the discussion page.
Webby Award: Wikipedia wins an award for Best Community. Winners list. The English Wikipedia have started a press release. Other Wikipedias are encouraged to do the same, and link the various press releases together.
Check out the fascinating discussion about new wikipedias and Language codes : start here, but look at the whole archive for more. With in particular a thread started by Erik : . As of 06th of april, the discussion is still going on, join the fun !