The project formally know as the Knowledge Engine was frequently referred
to as a "moon shot" in November 2015 by a number of my fellow board
members. This terminology I believe accurately highlighted the size,
expense, and risk that this proposal was.
How we have described the KE to our movement has been significantly
different. All efforts appear to be to minimize what was proposed. And
efforts to explain it at all have only occurred after greater community
understanding became inevitable.
I find it disappointing to see the ED and some board members try to deny
and downplay the plans that previously existed. While the ED has recently
apologized for the lack of transparency, this was brought to her attention
many times before, and thus I am not convinced her apology will result in a
change in her approach.
MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian
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