[Foundation-l] Foundation project taglines

Cormac Lawler cormaggio at gmail.com
Thu Mar 23 12:14:06 UTC 2006

On 3/23/06, Birgitte Arco <birgitte_sb at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I had previously wrote an email suggesting we
> standardize the tag lines accompanying the logos at
> meta.  The problem surfaced at EN Wikipedia when after
> six months of reading Wikisource The free library, the
> tag line was changed during the Main Page redesign.
> At the time I wrote I had thought the situation was
> cooled off.  It seems that was premature.  Things have
> flared up now at Template talk:WikipediaSister.
> Neither side is going to convince the other at this
> point.  Truly how the projects are represented is a
> Foundation decision.  This situation will not be
> resolved until the Foundation makes that decision, or
> declares who the decision should be delegated to.
> Birgitte SB

Hi Birgitte,

I don't see how the decision can be meaninfully made by anyone *but*
the community themselves, ie in this case, Wikisource. But I don't
know who would make this decision at the Foundation level, maybe the
board, maybe Jimbo himself.

I don't want to re-ignite the debate, but I'll make my own comment. I
followed the discussion more or less before and I've read the page you
linked to. I liked the 'compromise' of "free-content library", but
then I realised that all Wikimedia projects are free content. "The
free library" is fine, and, bottom line, it's what Wikisource have
already agreed on. If/when they agree on another, it'll be changed, as
has already been said.


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