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Wikimédia France Report
December 2012

General assembly[edit]

The General Assembly of Wikimédia France was held on December 1st in Paris. Françoise Garandeau, Pierre-Selim Huard and Émeric Vallespi were elected to the Board of Trustees for a one year term.

Christophe Henner became vice president and Émeric Vallespi deputy treasurer. Rémi Mathis remains president, Guillaume Goursat treasurer and Benjamin Smith secretary.

The accounts of the first semester of 2012, audited by auditor Thibaut de Lembeye, have been approved.

Rencontres Wikimédia 2012[edit]

The "rencontres Wikimédia" (Wikimedia meetings) on education took place on December 14 and 15 at the university Paris-Descartes. The choice of the topics and the talent of the speakers fulfilled the expectations of the participants and made the debates rewarding. The presentation the day before of the government's plan for digital technologies at school comforts Wikimedia France in the choice of emphasizing this topic. Hopefully fruitful collaborations with new partners will build up. The opening speech by the president of the university Paris Descartes, who is a convinced Wikipedian, the words of the technical advisor of the ministry of education as well as those of the academic teacher François Taddei sounded promising. A stimulative overview of the uses of Wikipedia and open-source pedagogical resources demonstrated the usefulness of Wikimedian actions. Then came several thanks and requests from teachers, librarians and professors wishing to be assisted in their pedagogical projects.

The speeches during those two days have been recorded. A summary will be available online soon.

See the program of those two days in French.

Association’s actions for the past few weeks[edit]

Media exposure[edit]

On November 20th, Rémi Mathis participated in Du Grain à moudre on France Culture, a national public radio.

On December 3rd, Adrienne Charmet-Alix participated in Des clics et des claques on Europe 1, one of the leading French radio broadcasters.

News from the "cabals" (local meetings)[edit]



Working groups actions[edit]


Photo and reports[edit]

Marie-Lan got an accreditation for the Masters à l'épée fencing competition.

See the specific category on Wikimedia Commons.

Guillaume got an accreditation for a roller derby competition.

See the specific category on Wikimedia Commons.

Pyb got several accreditations for Women's soccer matches (PSG ladies).

See the specific category on Wikimedia Commons.



  • Contributors to the 53rd monthly newsletter in French (from which this report is derived) : Auregann, Bapti, Jean-Frédéric, Ji-Elle, Léna, Moyg, NatMa, PierreSelim, Vigneron, Wikinade et Zetud.