Fundraiser pushed back
The next Wikimedia Foundation fundraising drive, which was originally slated to begin 1 December, has been postponed to 16 December. Wikimedia Chief Financial Officer Daniel Mayer announced the change and asked for people to translate the documents involved into other languages. The fundraiser will still last for three weeks. Although no specific goal has been set, Mayer indicated he hoped it could raise USD $500,000.
Russian Wikipedia elects Arbitration Committee
The Russian Wikipedia has just completed their first Arbitration Committee elections, with the election of Kaganer, Maxim Razin, Mitrius, Obersachse, and Wulfson.
Wikimeetups held in Australia
To coincide with Angela Beesley's trip to the X|Media|Lab conference in Australia, Wikimeetups were held in Sydney and Melbourne.
Article validation still awaits enabling
Article validation is set to be enabled on Wikipedia sometime soon, according to David Gerard. Currently, Brion is "cleaning it up" for usage.