[Foundation-l] Mission & Vision statement updated

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Wed Apr 25 22:31:13 UTC 2007

This is not a change of policy at all. I think it could be nice to
emphasize "free formats" in a future mission statement, but neither
the past nor the present statement refers to formats at all.

On 4/26/07, Jussi-Ville Heiskanen <cimonavaro at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/25/07, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> >
> > Some clarifications that have been made include:
> > - 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"
> These are hardly clarifications. The former is a major shift away from
> longstanding policy. Wikimedia has long made the stand that we are not
> merely about content under a free licence, but also about content in
> formats that are under freel licence. It is *categorigally* not a
> clarification to walk away from this.
> To call the latter a clarification is a stupendous misuse of the term "clarity".
> --
> Jussi-Ville Heiskanen, ~ [[User:Cimon Avaro]]
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