[Foundation-l] Mission/Vision Statement

Samuel Klein meta.sj at gmail.com
Tue Jan 9 17:27:03 UTC 2007

On Tue, 9 Jan 2007, The Cunctator wrote:

> On 1/6/07, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would respectfully disagree -- some degree of specificity in mission is a
> Good Thing. The *vision* statement is deservedly as broad as possible. I
> think focusing on the Internet in the mission is good.

Without specificity, it is difficult to be effective, and difficult to 
evaluate success.

> We can offset the additional length by removing the free-beer aspects
>> of the current draft. I believe the free-beerness of Wikimedia itself
>> is a natural side effect of our mission of wide propagation but not in
>> and of itself a fundamental goal.
> Considering how many people in the world are poor, and that our intended
> audience is the whole world, maybe it should be a fundamental goal.

The free-beer aspects are certainly fundamental to my understanding of
the project goals.  It would be disappointing to see that change.


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