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News and notes: Fundraiser, List Summary Service, milestones

By Ral315, 17 November 2008

Fundraiser continues: $882,000 in first two weeks

The Wikimedia Foundation's 2008 fundraiser continued this week, raising nearly $356,000 in its second week and bringing total fundraiser contributions to $882,000 over the first two weeks. Including major gifts, the Foundation had raised over $2.79 million so far this fiscal year (since July 1).

Mailing list summaries restarted

The List Summary Service, a failed attempt to summarize the ongoings on the Foundation's mailing lists, was restarted by Phoebe after nearly 18 months of inactivity. The service summarizes the various topics discussed on the mailing lists, and issues new summaries about twice a month. The main focus is on the foundation-l mailing list, but Phoebe also added a summary for the WikiEN-l mailing list as well.

This week, summaries were added for foundation-l, for the periods of October 1-17, October 18-31, and November 2-15. A summary was also added for WikiEN-l, for November 1-15.

Wikibooks logo vote ongoing

A vote on a new logo for Wikibooks is ongoing on the Meta-Wiki. As of press time, the most popular choice is Logo B, with 67 votes, followed by E with 47 votes, and H with 41 votes. The vote ends on December 1, and following the vote, discussion will focus on minor changes to the selected logo, including colors and branding.

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Also this week:

Wikimedia Deutschland case — GFDL 1.3 — Wikimedia events — News and notes — Features and admins — Technology report — Arbitration report


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