[Foundation-l] Be bold!
messedrocker at gmail.com
Fri Dec 29 15:39:34 UTC 2006
Yeah, they were being *really* bold to put advertisements, albeit very small
and pathetic and not really advertising much, on Wikimedia projects.
On 12/29/06, Anthere <Anthere9 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Michiel Bontenbal wrote:
> > Being bold has always been an guiding principle in Wikimedia projects.
> > Starting from scratch, we've come a very long way by believing in what
> > thought was possible. We made possible what seemed impossible, just by
> > simply doing it.
> > Many in the board seem to believe that a Wikipedia without showing
> > logo's is impossible. I don't believe that. I think a Wikipedia without
> > sponsor's logo's is possible, as it has been in the past.
> > I would like to ask the Board to boldly believe in the future. Don't
> give in
> > to demands from sponsors or donors, don't give in to the principle of
> > independence, not just a tiny little bit.
> > Please live up to that guiding principle of being bold!
> > Best regards,
> > Michiel Bontenbal
> > (nl:Gebruiker:Bontenbal<http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gebruiker:Bontenbal
> One may argue that the board was precisely being *bold* in setting up
> matching donations...
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