[Foundation-l] Mission/Vision Statement

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Fri Jan 5 11:20:54 UTC 2007

I want to point out to all, that it says to provide the information for 
free in perpetuity. It does not say anything at all about 
advertisements, sponsorships or whatever. The implication is that first 
and foremost the data is to be provided for FREE, the rest is thereby 
fluff, nice fluff but fluff. It is not what we explicitly do.

Anthony schreef:
> "The Foundation will make and keep useful information from its
> projects available on the Internet free of charge, in perpetuity."
> If instead, this said "The Foundation will ensure that useful
> information from its projects is available on the Internet free of
> charge, in perpetuity.", it would give the projects more potential for
> independence.
> Anthony
> On 1/4/07, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> The currently proposed mission & vision statement of WMF are at:
>> http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mission/Unstable&oldid=485535
>> http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Vision/Unstable&oldid=470952
>> I originally intended for us to have a community poll on these
>> statements once the open editing phase is complete. However, editing
>> and discussion activity on these statements have been minimal in spite
>> of repeated announcements. Would there be objections to the Board
>> simply ratifying these two statements as they are now?
>> --
>> Peace & Love,
>> Erik
>> DISCLAIMER: This message does not represent an official position of
>> the Wikimedia Foundation or its Board of Trustees.

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