[Foundation-l] Foundation project taglines

Birgitte Arco birgitte_sb at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 23 12:43:54 UTC 2006

--- Cormac Lawler <cormaggio at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Cormac

I am not sure how it the decision would come about
either.  Of course I agree with your assement of the
situation, but others don't.  Until one side or the
other hears something authoritative I am afraid this
will be unsettled. 

Birgitte SB

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