[Foundation-l] Communications issues

Andrew Gray shimgray at gmail.com
Wed Jan 3 17:15:29 UTC 2007

On 03/01/07, Michael Snow <wikipedia at earthlink.net> wrote:

> > In the recent past, I remember a user answering to me and other
> > italians "Communities doesn't matter. Funding does. Capisce?".
> > How does this phrase should be interpreted?
> > Let's think about a new user who's starting to communicate with the
> > Foundation, and he's been answered in this way.
> > Obviously, I don't think this is an isolated case.
> I don't know who said it or how it was intended to be interpreted. At
> face value, it's certainly not an appropriate expression of the
> Foundation's position. However, I'm surprised that you would take a
> random comment like this, that sounds like it was made on IRC, as an
> authoritative statement.

It was indeed made on IRC, if my memory serves, during an extensive
multisided argument in #wikimedia which had been going on for an hour
or two. Can't quite remember who said it, but it was one comment among
many and it certainly wasn't The Foundation Line...

- Andrew Gray
  andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk

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