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Two resolutions passed

Two Wikimedia Foundation resolutions were passed on Friday, June 2. One resolution, passed with three support votes with Michael E. Davis, Angela Beesley, and Florence Nibart-Devouard (Anthere) casting support, authorizes money to purchase new hardware, update equipment and pay for the required services. The second resolution, passed with four support votes (Nibart-Devouard, Jimbo Wales, Davis, and Tim Shell) and one oppose vote (Beesley), authorizes the hiring of an in-house legal counsel and interim executive director.

Wikimarkup changes debated

A proposal to introduce Wikimark2, a wiki-markup code designed to supersede the current coding syntax in MediaWiki, was made this week. Wikimark2 would change several of the current methods of linking to other languages, images, and external links. There are no plans, however, to introduce or change the current markup syntax.

Wikiscope proposed

A proposal was made this week to create Wikiscope, a project that would integrate all of Wikimedia's projects. Each article in the project would link to the relevant pages in each project, and a search function would simultaneously look through all of the projects.


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