[Foundation-l] Wikipubs Project Proposal.

Robert Scott Horning robert_horning at netzero.net
Thu Feb 9 13:12:11 UTC 2006

admin at wikipubs.org wrote:

> Hi,
> Yes the site currently exists, however this site was designed as a 
> prototype to see if the mediawiki software and the wiki-type directory 
> was appropriate. I have found that the software easily meets the 
> requirements of the proposal and hence would be a possible future 
> project. The demo site, email addresses and domains were purchased 
> when I first came up with the idea and now am putting this forward for 
> discussion as project proposal.
> Cheers,
> James.

As long as you are showing a willingness to transfer these domains to 
the Wikimedia Foundation upon acceptance of this project, I don't see 
anything wrong with doing a project proposal like this.  It is a bit 
different than other proposals, but every new project proposal seems to 
go about its creation through slightly unique circumstances, especially 
as the proposal matures.

The quality of the proposal and the merits of it becoming a Wikimedia 
sister project should be irrelvant as to if it has an existing website 
or not.  I do think a project demonstration is a good idea, and I hope 
that others looking at this proposal understand the nature of the 

Robert Scott Horning

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