[Foundation-l] Wikimedia Foundation's help to the projects

Jeff V. Merkey jmerkey at wolfmountaingroup.com
Wed Dec 13 20:43:09 UTC 2006

Yann Forget wrote:

>I think that there are several areas where the projects would benefit
>from a more proactive help from the Foundation. I will speak about two here:
>1. Legal counselling.
>Some projects (mainly Commons and Wikisource) need more input about
>copyright issues from knowledgeable persons. I have asked twice to
>juriwiki-l specific issues for Wikisource without receiving an answer,
>even an acknowledgement that my request was received. Another concrete
>example: Commons and Wikisource would benefit most from a cross table
>about copyright rules, which countries use "most favourable rule apply",
Attorneys are  barred from giving legal advice unless they represent you 
by the rules of
professional conduct.  This one is kind of problematic.  They can, 
however, publish
guidelines of sorts.

>2. Helping small projects. It seems that some projects have a difficult
>start. Indian languages projects are my first examples. I will go to
>India in January, and I would like to use this opportunity to recruit
>new contributors. The Foundation could help coordinate this kind of
I have someone working on Sanskrit already, but not hindi.   Someone 
needs to get
a good hindi project going.


>Best regards,

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