1. What is the role of Wikimedia Foundation and Google in this project?
Google and the Wikimedia Foundation are interested in increasing the content available in Indian languages online and see each other as valuable partners in supporting this. Google is aiding this project by supporting the cost of the pilot program through a grant. They are also providing useful information on topics that the Indian language internet users are seeking.
2. What will be the role of CIS, Wikimedia India chapter, user groups and communities in this contest?
The respective language Wikipedia communities will coordinate this contest based on the model of Wikipedia Asian Month, Punjab edit-a-thon, Women’s history month.
CIS-A2K will facilitate the distribution of prizes and execution of the capacity training event for the winning community.
Wikimedia India chapter and user groups will play an active role in outreach engaging communities and individuals to participate in the contest.
The communities will coordinate among themselves to design and conduct the contest. They may also lead outreach events and edit-a-thons encouraging the communities to participate in the article writing contest.
3. Is participation in this contest mandatory/limited/conditional?
No. However, if you are interested in participating, we encourage you to take the lead and coordinate the contest for your community. You can start by creating a similar page on your Wikipedia. If you need help, leave a message on the talk page.
4. Can we create articles of our interest?
This program has a special focus to create articles that are most sought out by users online but not yet present in Indian language Wikipedias. By this focus, we hope to serve as many people with free knowledge. Therefore, we encourage you to choose topics of interest from the suggested list of articles. However, we will be thrilled to provide more topics if the community would like to have an internal focus in any selected category. For example, if a community wants to write more on health, politics or current affairs, we would try to get more topics from those categories.
5. Why is this called Project Tiger?
This project was inspired by and named after a project in India to save tigers. Similar to the ecosystem view taken by the Project Tiger, this pilot also aspires to understand and nurture the context in which locally relevant content is created in Indian language Wikipedias.