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Monday, May 12, 2008

This year's Wikimania conference is in Egypt (Alexandria, chosen for the poetic symmetry between Wikipedia and the Great Library). The less poetically inclined were worried about muslim extremism, and the foundation bought a custom security analysis.

The results are in. (Paging past the terrifying stock photography...) Aha. The actual findings:

  1. Don't worry too much; Alexandria is a very safe city. "Holding a conference there should not pose any significant threat to Wikimedia Foundation members attending the conference."
  2. But keep a low profile (i.e. don't rent a Benz?) because Wikimania will draw international attention.
  3. And stay out of the Sinai.

Sounds alright.

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