News and notes
Goings-on in the Wikimedia world
Board of Trustees elections beginning
Voting for the Board of Trustees elections for the Wikimedia Foundation is beginning on July 28, and will run until August 10. See story in this issue for more.
Checkuser and Oversight elections
Voting for the August 2009 CheckUser and Oversight elections has begun. Voting will continue until August 10. Five candidates are running for CheckUser:
Twelve candidates are running for Oversight:
An unofficial table of the voting results is maintained here. According to the ArbCom's guidance on these elections, "The successful candidates will be those with the highest percentages of support, subject to (i) their achieving a minimum of 70% support in keeping with the Wikimedia Foundation Oversight Policy, and (ii) a net difference of at least 25 between their support and oppose votes."
Categorization of images from the German Federal Archive completed
As of 22 July 2009, all of the images that the German Federal Archive (Bundesarchiv) donated to Wikimedia Commons in December 2008 have been categorized. The total donation numbered approximately 100,000 images.
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