On 26/08/2012 05:28, Sven wrote:
This has tainted my opinion of WMUK as an
organization. Opposed or not,
that this even made it into a draft is appalling. Quite simply put, if
we get into the habit of expensive, aggressive, Olympics/World Cup style
bidding wars, we're going to shut poorer counties and countries without
strong fundraising chapters out of the process, and Wikimania and the
movement will suffer for it.
Tinted your opinion because we do things in a open transparent way where
everyone in the world can see, that different people involved have
different ideas of what's right and we don't outright reject every idea
because it's different? If that's the Wikimedia movement that exist,
I'll rather not be part of it.
Experience is a good school but the fees are high.
- Heinrich Heine