On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 03:21:23PM -0700, M. Williamson wrote:
Only the English Wikipedia, and while en.wp is our
most successful project
so far, there are other successful Wikipedias that were formed only through
community efforts with no paid editors.
True, but they were seeded by people from the original en.wp, which
was already running at that time (and which had originally been
seeded by paid editing, and the occaisional data dump from nupedia
and gnupedia) Also, the requirements for wikinews might be much
different from those of wikipedia, and need a different seed group.