[Foundation-l] Mission & Vision statement update

Jussi-Ville Heiskanen cimonavaro at gmail.com
Fri Apr 27 02:02:44 UTC 2007

On 4/27/07, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Once again, the change was made based on discussions on this very list
> about the ambiguity of "free license":
> http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/foundation-l/2007-January/026691.html
> (and following); it has nothing to do with formats.

Based on that discussion? I find that very hard to credit.

"I think that using "free content" is an improvement over "free
licenses", but I don't think that it is especially good.  As Tim
Starling likes to point out: Content can't have freedom, people can...
The words "Free Content" are effectively a domain specific jargon, and
I think our mission statement should be free of such jargon. I think
the best way to avoid the jargon is to just say what we mean."

This was a seminal statement in that discussion. How can you honestly
claim the current change is "based" on that discussion?

Jussi-Ville Heiskanen, ~ [[User:Cimon Avaro]]

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