Hi Dimi, Hi Lili, Hi Yana, Hi all,
Dimi, thanks for listing some factual thoughts on the subject. But there
are times for factual debate and there are times to get some things
straight first to make a factual debate possible to start.
What has to be made straight first:
- The foundation has to issue an letter of excuse for this incomprehensible
assault of Patricio against net neutrality activists. Practically calling
them enemies of human rights is unacceptable and destroys any common ground
to discuss further on.
- As insulting as the statement of Patricio was, it gave us a glimpse to
see the real face of the foundation. It became clear that all this is right
now a fake-debate.
The foundation isn't willing to have this debate as open outcoming as it
should be - this means be willing to stop WP0 because it is a clear
violation of net neutrality. Patricio's statement made it clear what ways
the foundation is willing to "argue" for keeping their marketing campaign
called Wikipedia Zero running.
Therefore does a debate about that subject makes NO sense as long there is
now a clear signal of the foundation that they take the discussion
seriously. Words are not enough anymore - all efforts pushing Wikipedia
Zero forward and violating net neutrality even more and wider must
verifiable stop before any statement/proposal of part of the foundation can
be taken seriously.
As long these two reasonable preconditions are not met, any talk about
taking net neutrality seriously AND finding a way to share Wikimedia's part
of the Free Knowldege of the world to more people is senseless.