Support to Community participation - Wikipedia at Swatantra 2014
This e-mail is to take your suggestions about the below proposal.
As some of you may know that Swatantra 2014 (5th International Free
Software Conference, Kerala) is being held in Trivandrum during
December 18-20, 2014. More details can be found at this link http://icfoss.in/fs2014.html.
Organized by ICFOSS (GoK) this event is set to attract hundreds of
Free Software enthusiasts. CIS is one of the supporters of this
There is a dedicated track for Wikipedia/Wikimedia during the
conference. We are also planning to set up a Wikimedia stall at the
event. We are hoping to have ML Wikimedians take lead on this.
We are considering to give travel and stay scholarships for select
Wikimedians from across India, who are interested to participate in
this event and benefit from it. This will also be a great
opportunity to meet and interact with Malayalam Wikimedia community.
CIS-A2K is considering to support upto 2 Wikimedians from each
language community. Interested Wikimedians will be asked to put up a
request, along with a statement of purpose, in their respective
Wikimedia Village pumps and will request the community members to
second them. Based on the community response CIS-A2K will decide on
providing travel and stay scholarships. CIS-A2K will support this as
part of its Community Strengthening Initiatives 
Please let us know your suggestions on the above process and share
your inputs on how we could do this in a better manner. We would
like to put out a call by November 10. We will be open to receiving
your feedback until November 7, 2014.
You could also leave your feedback on Meta here