My point is that these "politically-motivated claims" are already facts on the ground, whether you like it or not. 

Steven White

From: Langcom <> on behalf of MF-Warburg <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 8:43 PM
To: Wikimedia Foundation Language Committee
Subject: Re: [Langcom] Wikipedia in Saraiki

Am Mo., 28. Okt. 2019 um 16:08 Uhr schrieb Steven White <>:
Well, as I have said many times, the current rule as written is problematic, and we have no business rejecting Montenegrin at this point. 

No, Langcom has "every business" to do so.
The policy, as written, says "The committee does not consider political differences, since the Wikimedia Foundation's goal is to give every single person free, unbiased access to the sum of all human knowledge, rather than information from the viewpoint of individual political communities." You have to read the whole sentence there, not just the first phrase.  By "not consider[ing]" political differences, the committee in fact perpetuates the fact that existing projects may already have "the viewpoint of individual political communities". In these cases, people in minority communities are tremendously disadvantaged in that they have to overcome (possibly) hostile political/cultural viewpoints—and may well not be able to do so. 

Your interpretation is exactly the opposite of what is written. The intention of the policy certainly was not to give every politically differing group their own wiki.

Thank you for your explanation in your other mail of why it is difficult to achieve a true NPOV. However, who has claimed that Langcom should NPOVs on any wiki?

One of the purposes of Langcom is to prevent the multiplication of wikis due to politically motivated claims that one language is actually two.