On 12/24/05, David Gerard <fun(a)thingy.apana.org.au> wrote:
Jimmy Wales wrote:
I don't think it is sensible for chapters to
be directly involved in
publishing Wikireaders. This is a subtle point, but chapters may in
some cases be involved in trademark licensing issues (the Germans are,
for example) related to publishing, but this is a far cry from doing
publishing ourselves, either as a chapter or as the foundation.
Mmm. Even the de: DVDs are published by an outside commercial company,
who quite sensibly set up a structure so the usual de: volunteer editors
could do the work they needed while clearly also improving the encyclopedia.
Jimbo, has anyone sniffed around en: with a plan to do a DVD, in the
wake of the moderate success of the de: DVDs?
I don't think publishing (anything) needs to be one of our main
objects, but it would be foolish to prevent ourselves from doing so.
It is very important to avoid having to change the MoA after we