[Foundation-l] Mission & Vision statement updated

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Wed Apr 25 20:42:24 UTC 2007

The Mission and Vision statement of WMF have been officially updated
after the recent community discussions:


See the related Board resolution:

Some clarifications that have been made include:
- focus on "neutral educational content" instead of simply "knowledge" in the MS
- use of "free content license" instead of the possibly confusing "free license"
- in VS, replace "free access" with the broader "share in the sum of
all knowledge"

The unstable versions are still open to editing, and we will debate
this issue regularly. For now, I would appreciate it if translators
could start working on these statements. They should probably also be
posted in a couple of very official places on wikimediafoundation.org

Peace & Love,

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