[Foundation-l] New project - wikicracy

Gary Kirk gary.kirk at gmail.com
Fri Aug 10 11:33:02 UTC 2007

My thoughts exactly. You are welcome to download and use MediaWiki,
the software Wikipedia uses, and run your website using it, however.
See mediawiki.org/wil/Download

On 8/10/07, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I propose today to adapt wiki software (a few add-ons could do it) to
> create
> > a special wiki with the following main characteristics :
> > - Allow to build cooperative propositions
> > - Allow to vote on the propositions democratically
> I'm not sure those two characteristics work well together. Democracy
> can only decide between a finite number of discrete choices. A
> co-operative proposition building process is likely to end up with a
> large number of propositions without definite borders between them.
> Wikis are good for building consensus, not for managing a democracy.
> That aside, the main problem is that you don't say what you intend
> this site to make decisions about. It sounds like your are just
> proposing an online debating society, which really isn't something the
> Wikimedia Foundation would have anything to do with. By all means
> create your own site along those lines, but it will never be a
> Wikimedia project.
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Gary Kirk

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