[Foundation-l] Wikimedia brand survey open

Andrew Gray shimgray at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 16:47:32 UTC 2007

On 01/06/07, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:

> That sounds like an effective divide and conquer strategy.  A person who
> is determined to effect these changes would likely have an easier time
> doing it that way than by trying to develop a consensus across all the
> projects at once.
> I very much support the operational autonomy of projects, but this is
> not an operational matter; it's a question of identity.  To draw a
> parallel with the United States, would it be acceptable if State X
> insisted on calling itself the "Confederate State of X"?  Even an
> overwhelming popular vote in the state for that would not find
> acceptance in a wider community.

Given that one in twelve of the US states don't call themselves states
at all, you may be working from a bad example here :-)

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

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