On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 12:51 PM, Marc A. Pelletier <marc(a)uberbox.org> wrote:
On 2016-01-19 12:53 PM, Pine W wrote:
The constitutional crisis that WMF created by using Superprotect to force
Image VIewer on the communities [...]
... except that this is not what happened. While that narrative might be
satisfying for someone who looks for a sense of being the stalwart defender
of an oppressed community, the reality is that superprotect was created to
block the deployment of a technically inapt and entirely broken "fix" that
was - itself - a kneejerk reaction.
Which is not to say that its creation or use was wise in any way - it
wasn't. But trying to reframe things in "oh, evil WMF did all wrong against
the poor, innocent community" terms serves no purpose other than create a
windmill to tilt at.
It is comments like this from WMF staff which make me think that WMF
has not yet really internalised the reason why VE, MV, etc. were such