Wikimedia Australia chapter report
Edition 3, December 2008
By Brianna Laugher, interim Secretary (blaugher at wikimedia dot org dot au)
December has been a relatively slow month as people are busy with holiday plans. Hopefully the Christmas and New Year holidays provide everyone with a refreshing break, as well as an opportunity for reflection and brainstorming for the coming year. 2009 will be Wikimedia Australia's first full year of existence and like a toddler, we are learning and growing in leaps and bounds. We wish all our members a happy and successful 2009 and hope that they will help us make the same come true for Wikimedia Australia.
- Sydney, December 18 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Sydney#December_18th_2008>. Christmas drinks in Sydney were attended by about 8 / 10 wiki folk, in good cheer, and fine spirits! The core 'crowd' is becoming fairly established, and privatemusings' impression is that all are looking forward to chapter work, and continued wiki involvement in 2009 :-) Privatemusings 00:43, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
- Everywhere, January 11: AGM. <http://wikimedia.org.au/wiki/2008-2009_AGM>
- IRC meeting, December 7. Meeting with some ctte, members and potential members.
- Hobart, 20 January 2009: "Free as in Freedom" miniconf as part of linux.conf.au, organised by Brianna. <http://linux.conf.au/schedule/121/view_miniconf> One of the speakers is Liam. Also, Angela is a keynote at the main conference.
- 2008-12-13 Informal, no minutes
- 2008-12-17 <http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimediaau-l/2008-December/002119.html>
Next meeting will be 2009-01-04, a week before the AGM.
- The Age, 2008-12-08. Wikipedia added to child pornography blacklist by Asher Moses, regarding the IWF in the UK blocking Wikipedia based on the Virgin Killer article.
On the lists
- Australian Bureau of Statistics releases data under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license.
- 200 Good Articles drive (Australia wikiproject on Wikipedia)
- Wikipedia and schools - discussion on censorship, sexual content, Australian version of the Wikipedia for Schools selection?
- Poster sales - discussion of the "WikiPosters" project implemented in the French Wikipedia