Florence Devouard wrote:
Meta is mostly a work-environment. Transforming it to be a rather public
site would damage its own current role.
WikimediaFoundation wiki would fit that role better. However, there is
much more to the Wikimedia mouvement than just the Foundation.
Currently, we do have a private wiki playing that role. That's
internalwiki. The new site would simply be the public version of internal.
I'm not especially clear on what the boundaries are here. Meta is a work
environment, I suppose, but it's also public in various senses. Most
notably, right now, it's the place where information about the board
election is presented. What damage do you envision this doing to Meta's
My inclination is to view Meta, much like Commons, as a project
primarily to serve the rest of the larger movement. That means it may
end up hosting a mixture of things, depending on what is needed. These
areas may still develop a distinct community of their own, but I'm
concerned about a tendency to exclude matters from their scope when they
have legitimate value to the movement and no other obvious home.
Deletionism is tricky enough in our projects whose scope is more clearly
Opening up wikimediafoundation.org
to more people, in conjunction with
flagged revisions, is another possibility that's been suggested a few
times. That may be good, although I agree it may not be sufficient and
this is broader than just the foundation. But I'm not sure about the
value of throwing more wikis at the issue, be they public or private,
freely editable or more limited.