On 2016-01-02 09:37, Peter Southwood wrote:
Just as you say.
No threat to WMF if they don’t care about retaining the editing
If all else fails thy could just sell advertising
This is an interesting theoretical discussion, and I criticized WMF in
the past on a number of occasions, but I feel necessary to emphasize
that there is not a slightest indication at this time that they do not
care about retaining the community. At most, we have indications that
they did not handle some issues in sub-optimal way. The probability that
Wikipedia and sister projects will collapse in say ten years because
some novel technical means become available and we do not manage to
respond properly is in my opinion a billion times higher than that we
will collapse because BoT or WMF staff function sub-optimally in their
daily communications with the community. Let us discuss real things and
not what happens if Martians come to enslave us.