On Sun, Feb 21, 2016 at 9:01 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki@gmail.com> wrote:
This is not true, of course. There is always an alternative, the question is which alternative is worth pursuing.

Nemo, please be reasonable.
If members from Indic communities say that there is an issue, and they have know that for years and tried to cope with it in different ways, and now they found that the Google OCR is finally available and working, we (who don't know the problem first-hand) should just shut up and listen. As a community, we should not presume just the good faith, sometimes also *the best knowledge* in things we don't even the basic literacy to understand.

I personally don't find any ethical issue in the WMF talking to Google about this: *language equity* (meaning a fundamental equality between languages) is a value per se, a value we should treasure as an international community.

So, statements like yours are probably said in good faith and spirit (I presume that because I know you and your rare, precious dedication to Wikimedia) but are not easy for others to understand.
In the end, they are not helpful and feel harsh and negative.
So please abstain or try to elaborate your point in a constructive, emphatic way.