Felipe Sanches wrote:
Wikipedia new language request.
There are 182.1 million people in Brazil who use Brazilian Portuguese
as their main language.
Brazilian Portuguese IS NOT the same as Portuguese (domain
) and it still isn't on the list
I'm worried that this might be just another aspect of the old
nationalistic dispute that's been raging on pt for many months. We've
had a Brazilian admin continually recreating a deleted article, and
eventually getting frustrated and abusing his admin powers. He was
de-sysopped by me. And the Portuguese admins report being constantly
attacked for trying to uphold site-wide policy.
One of the Portuguese admins told me that the cause of the dispute is a
Brazilian culture of copyright infringment. A Brazilian contributor
would copy and paste from another website, and a Portuguese admin would
delete it. Some of the Brazilian contributors apparently framed this as
a nationalistic dispute, as if Portugal was trying to exert control over
its former colony.
If we did have a Brazilian Portuguese wiki, it should be made very clear
to them that all content must be public domain or legally licensed under
GFDL. I imagine the wider Wikipedia community will have to regularly
audit them for compliance.
-- Tim Starling