important thing: If something like this happens, please don't
start actions without consulting the local people involved. So far we
have good contacts to the c't. But things like a full text translation
of the article can seriously damage this relationship. And it would fall
back to us, not the international crowd.
I am still saddened and amazed by this paragraph.
I didn't want to sadden you - my words were not directed to you, but
were meant more generally. I can understand your enthusiasm about the
article, but I felt that things moved too quickly and I was afraid that
things like the press release would be done whithout proper consideration.
Not only wasn't action taken without consulting
local people involved,
but the idea that things which affect the de: press team, which is a
credit to Wikipedia in general, do not affect the "international crowd",
is particularly hurtful (and untrue).
It was not the de: press team, but german wikipedia in general I refered
to. It would be the german wikipedia which would have to stand the
scrutinizing views of journalists after such a press release. And it
would probably fail on this in many areas.
For the press team: yes, we would have the problems if c't complained
about a copyvio, but this case was resolved quickly (and it wasn't even
a translation but only a summary, as I heard later), so let's drop this