[Foundation-l] Mission & Vision statement update

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Fri Apr 27 02:10:42 UTC 2007


On 4/27/07, Jussi-Ville Heiskanen <cimonavaro at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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