On Fri, 2003-12-26 at 22:25, Walter Vermeir wrote:
Chuck Smith wrote:
I think we should hire full-time editors
for the non-English Wikipedias. The English Wikipedia
had a full-time Larry Sanger to help jump-start the
Wikipedia, but the other languages (to my knowledge)
never had such luxuries. As I said before, I would
What is the hurry?
A lot of the Wikipedias who have now a active comunity and many articles
have started very slow whit only 1 or 2 members.
With all respect to the good work done by busy people may I point out
that the money is better spent on technical support issues.
I am a member of 3 people who have shown interest in the 'ta' module
(already one is uncommunicative which probably isa good thing as wikis
go :). But I am very concerned about the requests to correct the totally
misleading interpretation of the licence terms (free as in 'gratis'
instead of 'libre') not being attended to in the LanguageTa.php or
request on how to set up a mailing list being unanswered.
This stops me from giving publicity in the correct places (I believe to
be iseal in the correct time etc....)
I understand the money/resources at hand is not a great amount (at the
moment) but why not spend it toWards getting the important
technical/legal matters like these sorted out as a priority.
I remember the very early period of the Dutch Wikipedia, it looks now so
long ago... Very few people. Every new vistor used to be a real event.
The first 100 articles... Trying to find out how to be a Wikipedia, a
real one, not just a copy of the Mother of all Wikipedias, the English.
Exactly. A copy of 'en' is a bad idea. Especially if an artificial pace
is set to mirror the inequality in printed material (by DP like
mechanisms). I hope you give considerations to the negative effect of
hegemony of English (or any European language for that matter) had
contributed to non-free information.
Yes, it takes time. But you need it. It creates a social structure and a
... and captures informed free knowledge.
Wikipedia is a encyclopedia by the people for people.
the people of a language are not interested to create a wikipedia the do
not get a wikipedia.