[Foundation-l] Following the conventions: seperating Wikisource

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Tue Jun 5 08:49:12 UTC 2007

GerardM wrote:

>A new language does not need to start with a Wikipedia. There was at some
>stage an NGO who was willing to give content to the Wikimedia Foundation for
>a language that we do not support at this moment. In this instance it would
>have been a Wikibook. It could have been appropriate for Wikisource.
>So no, I am not mistaken. What I described is that when a new language
>starts, the requirements for a new language still apply. Your suggestion was
>about new Wikisource projects. You did not consider new languages starting
>in Wikisource. This is why I made my remark.
You're stirring the pot with a red herring.  Your desire to maintain 
control is just one factor among many.  (Remember that I was the one who 
argued that Wikisource should remain as a single project.)  It makes 
sense, as has been stated that Wikisource should not establish separate 
projects for all languages that come along; some just do not have enough 
of a written literature to maintain a Wikisource.  Others, notably dead 
languages, may have a literature but no need to have their own 
interface.  So if Wikisource has its own sensible criteria for accepting 
new languages, and they have satisfactorily considered the potential 
problems why should you need a veto on their activity?


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