[Foundation-l] Language subcommittee vs Montenegrin language - show time over again

Darko Bulatovic mail at itam.ws
Fri Apr 13 06:28:06 UTC 2007

Hello to all,

In December 2006, I have asked members of language subcommittee to 
elaborate their decision regarding refusal of Montenegrin request, but 
by today I didn't receive any. I will not go in depth here what kind 
arguments members used at that time, you can check archive, surely they 
didn't gave any evidence which could their decision make justified.

My question is how subcommittee plan to deal with other cases on Balkan, 
or they just serve daily  politic? to not make angry people specially 
ones that have Wikimedia chapter. Also from this derivate  question  how 
they will deal with other similar cases around world where languages are 
similar -  specially slovens languages.

I think that approach  members of LSC use is quite bad and misleading. I 
will give example. Never less on every Montenegrin request we have 
dozens of "Serbians" ( who just use wikimedia to promote their political 
opinions which are negation on anything that has Montenegrin name on it. 
quotes on "Serbians" mean that they are just politically and by job 
Serbs. Not full time Serbs, to which I have high respect. ), we find 
that on some languages has bean approved with no debate and with only 
few people which state they will contribute to wikipedia on that 
language. It really looks silly when we from Montenegro see that.

Negative effects of this approach from members of LSC in Montenegro is 
quite destructive. Instead of getting support to develop network of 
collaboration we get wall from largest community which ideology is:

"Wikimedia Foundation's goal is giving every single person free, 
unbiased access to the sum of all human knowledge"

Funny indeed. It was that funny that we have lost people which was 
interest in this project, time and great deal of enthusiasm.

On time when Montenegro gets internationally recognized language by 
political means (ISO, etc) I am sure that members of LSC will not have 
this obvious hard problem with their professional opinions and arguments 
which are partly based on TV set manuals and so on.

Thank you for your time and I hope that you will not have bad sleep as I 
did trying to figure how such things are possible along people with such 
great guidelines from whom I have drawn my ideas.

Thanks again,

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