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Grants:PEG/WM AR/Participation at Frankfurt 2010

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This submission to the Wikimedia Foundation Grants Program was funded in the fiscal year 2010-11. This is a grant to an organization.

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Legal name of chapter
Asociación Civil Wikimedia Argentina
Grant contact name
Patricio Lorente
Grant contact user-name or e-mail
Grant contact title (position)
President of Wikimedia Argentina
Project lead name
Patricio Lorente
Project lead user-name or e-mail
Project lead title (position), if any
President of Wikimedia Argentina
Full project name
Frankfurter Buchmesse-expenses
Amount requested (in USD)
u$s 2'370
Provisional target start date
October 6
Provisional completion date
October 12

Budget breakdown

  • Flight: USD 1'670
  • Accomodation: USD 400
  • Expenses: USD 300

Project scope


Wikimedia Argentina participates as a co-author of a book on Free Argentine Culture published both in Spanish and German, and that will be presented at the fair. The book, edited by friend organization the Fundación Via Libre, will help present the work of the local free-culture movement to the world and hopefully open a door to debate the copyright in Argentina, whose law, according to the 2010 Consumers International's report is the sixth less permissive on matters of access to knowledge and democratization of the culture.

We need to cover travelling expenses for a representative of Wikimedia Argentina (most probably its president, Mr. Lorente) to participate of the Frankfurt Book fair.

Project goal


Main goals:

  • To present the model of edition, collaborative elaboration and dissemination of knowledge based on Wikipedia to the most important editorial industry fair in the world.
  • To participate in the debates on copyrights that will take place at the fair.
  • To promote the movement of free culture in Argentina, of which Wikimedia Argentina takes active part.

Additionally, the representative will work with Wikimedia Deutschland on new possible cooperations on the aforementioned topics.

Non-financial requirements


Valid passport for the representative.

Fit to strategy


Dissemination of educative material. Bonds and cooperation between chapters, defence of the liberation of material into the public domain.

Other benefits

  • Increase the visibility of the Wikimedia projects in the Book fair.
  • Promoting access to knowledge debates at the most important book fair in Europe.

Measures of success


Measuring the impact of the collaboration of the Wikimedia representative at the fair within the long-term plan for the diffusion of free culture and universal access to knowledge is extremely difficult, if not impossible.

Feedback from the German team could be a good indicator.

Another possible indicator is the number of contacts made with possible partners in future projects and cooperations and the feedback from Argentine community participating in the Book Fair. As Argentina is the Guest of Honour there, many Argentine writers, editors and people from the government will be present.