[Foundation-l] [Wikisource-l] A successful request not yet fulfilled (was Language Prevention Committee created)

GerardM gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Mon Apr 2 07:31:55 UTC 2007

As I stated before, I am quite happy when new projects for existing
languages are started. I said so in an earlier message. The only thing that
makes sense is that it is made sure that the localised messages are part of
MediaWiki because it prevents that the messages have to be done again.

When there is to be one policy, it will as far as I am concerned do exactly
what I outline above; leave in essence the policy and make sure that the new
project beneftits from the work that has been done before.

So you are (again) barking up the wrong tree.


On 4/2/07, Mark Williamson <node.ue at gmail.com> wrote:
> I, for one, think it entirely unfair that you guys can just usurp a
> so-far very successful process.
> I think most people will agree that there were flaws with requests for
> NEW languages, but I think you will find it more difficult to find
> people who think we had any problem with Wikisource and Wikinews
> requests.
> I think (and this is just my opinion, but I would imagine at least
> someone out there agrees with me) that you should leave Wikinews and
> Wikisource be as they were before to process their own requests.
> Mark
> On 01/04/07, Jesse Martin (Pathoschild) <pathoschild at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > The developers usually want approval by the subcommittee or the board
> > before creating a new language subdomain. The language subcommittee
> > has developed the language proposal policy
> > <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WM:LPP> to provide a clear
> > step-by-step policy on getting approval, but the Wikisource creation
> > policy is not equivalent.
> >
> > Unfortunately, this means that most or all requests on the
> > multilingual Wikisource do not fit the requirements and will need to
> > be re-opened under the language proposal policy, in particular
> > regarding the use of arguments rather than simple votes.
> >
> > Fortunately, the existence of an active test project (whether on the
> > incubator or the multilingual Wikisource) will mean that the request
> > can be fast-tracked if there are insufficient arguments against in the
> > new request. Requests for more projects in a language already
> > established in another project can be fast-tracked even further.
> >
> > I apologize for the delay and inconvenience; once the new process is
> > fully settled in there should be much less hassle.
> >
> > Yours cordially,
> > Jesse Martin (Pathoschild)
> >
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