[Foundation-l] Wikipubs Project Proposal.

admin at wikipubs.org admin at wikipubs.org
Thu Feb 9 21:15:35 UTC 2006

Robert Scott Horning wrote:

> 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 
> demonstration.

The domains are of course transferrable if this project was to be 
accepted. I believe the cost of domains is negligible these days and to 
secure a worthwhile proposal one should secure the domains of choice 
before they are hijacked.


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