[Foundation-l] [Announcement] update in board of trustees membership

GerardM gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 06:19:55 UTC 2007

When you consider the size and the relevance of Wiktionary or Commons then I
cringe when people equate the WMF with Wikipedia. Both are of a size and
importance where they deserve an organisation of their own when the WMF is
considered to be Wikipedia only. This is luckily not the case. It is however
galling to have to continue to beat the drum...



On Dec 18, 2007 12:57 AM, Andrew Gray <shimgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 17/12/2007, Andrew Whitworth <wknight8111 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Citizendium's small but not hurting for participants. They'll be fine.
> >
> > That's not my point here. There is a certain number of people in this
> > world who are going to be interested in actually "writing" an
> > encyclopedia (as opposed to the people who are happy to edit, revise,
> > or do other things to support the writing community).
> Isn't one of the major lessons we've learned from the past six years
> of Wikipedia (seven now, I guess) that the number of people in the
> world interested in writing an encyclopedia is a lot bigger than we
> ever anticipated it being?
> > The one-author, one-page idea (from what I've heard knol is supposed
> > to be) sounds like a disaster waiting to happen
> Yes and no. It's workable, *if* there are other caveats which haven't
> been announced yet - some kind of weighting, structuring, etc. We
> shall see.
> --
> - Andrew Gray
>  andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk
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