On 6/4/05, Jimmy Wales <jwales(a)wikia.com> wrote:
Delphine Ménard wrote:
However, in the light of what has been said on
the other threads about
official positions, I find the use of a logo quite strange. Somehow,
the fact that this "research team" should have a "logo" makes it too
independant from what I understood the official positions were
supposed to be, ie. a part of Wikimedia, and even somehow a part of
Yes, the logo is, as SJ said, a mutant anyway. :-)
OK, I am fishing this from the dead zone. I just realized my "Erik,
please can you get rid of the logo?" sent after Jimbo's comment had
been sent to Jimbo only, unfortunately.
I will therefore re-state my point. The research team, as I understand
it, is somewhat part of the board. I do not understand, and do not
approve, of it having a logo of its own, which tends to give it an
independance that I believe it does not have. Official positions are
"official", they should just be stated with the Wikimedia logo, to
which if need be, can be added the line "Wikimedia research team".
The idea as I understood it, was to structure the existing
organisation with official positions and teams. If each team has its
own little logo, I believe this goal is lost, as the outside world
will have to swim in an immense sea of denominations and images and
probably never know who to talk to.
If need be, I am ready, (but not willing) to put this to the vote.