Wikimedia chapters/Reports/Wikimedia France/Oct-Dec 2008

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This montly activity report covers october, november, and december 2008

Program activities[edit]

  • WM-Fr rewarded the winners of the Wikiconcours "Cross project" category with 100€ gift checks for books.
  • Funded the numerization of pictures of Gandhi.

Public activities and interventions[edit]

  • Workshops given
    • Le Cube, Greater Paris Area, Oct 11th.
    • Bibliothèque Marguerite Yourcenar, Paris, Dec 14th and Nov 9th.
    • La Cantine (dedicated to senior citizens), Paris, Nov 21st.
    • Nanterre, Nov 29th.
  • Conferences attended
    • Creative Commons France, Paris, Oct 15th.
    • JDLL (free software meeting), Lyon, October 17 & 18th.
    • Salon de l'éducation/Educatice, Paris, Nov, 27 to 29th.
    • Open World Forum, Paris, Dec 1st and 2nd.


  • Partner of Wikimedia Foundation for the annual fundraiser.
  • Developed a new donation website with online payment system
  • Improvement of previous, as well as creation of new promotional material (leaflets, fundraising buttons...)
  • Raised approximately 50 000 euros (last donations not included)


  • Supported the set up of the Wikiposter project with a press release (creation and purchase of poster from our images)

International events/happenings/news[edit]

  • Anything on an international level that touches the chapter/interests the chapter
    • 16 October: presentation to "From illiteracy to computer illiteracy : an equal form of exclusion ?", European Meeting of Social Press
    • 2-3 October: presentation at "3rd Conference on Cultural Economics" [1] (UE)
    • December: two presentations at the Israel Business Conference in Tel Aviv. Was the opportunity for chapter (French and Israel) contact and for a wikimeet in Tel Aviv
    • Funding of the Zeus Web Server for the Toolserver.


  • Assisted to the announcement of the French "Plan du Numérique 2012" (action plan of the government)
  • First contacts with reporters without borders in november (they publish a yearly book with pictures to support the press, we presented them commons).
  • The council of Île-de-France, a French region ( ) voted to become a member of Wikimédia France.
  • Anthere received her award from the hands of the minister in charge of digital economy. Was the opportunity to gather French actors of the open source.


  • Monthly IRC meeting for the members and the Board to discuss current issues
  • Phone conferences will be tested in January
  • WM-Fr new website development ongoing, based on TYPO3.
  • Hosting of our tools was migrated in september on a dedicated server.
  • Wikimédia France now on Viadeo (French social network) and LinkedIn (previously on Facebook).


  • General Assembly planned mid march in Paris: will feature approval of financial data and election of new board.