Lord Voldemort wrote:
On 6/3/06, Jimmy Wales <jwales(a)wikia.com>
I agree that the Wikimedia Foundation can have no
position on such an
issue. We are neutral, politically.
Well, the more recent of the bills, H.R.5417, is a bi-partisan bill.
So it's not 'really' that huge of a "political" issue.
What's relevant, from a nonprofit organization's point of view, is not
whether the bill is "bipartisan". Merely the fact that it's a bill
proposed in a legislature makes it political, in the sense that it would
potentially involve the Foundation in political lobbying. Any such
involvement would have to be done carefully and in a limited fashion to
preserve nonprofit status. Probably not based on generalized
philosophical sympathies, but focused on issues that are specifically
relevant to our mission.