[Foundation-l] Wikireader (was re: Wikimania 2007 Team Bulletin, March 25, 2007)

Titoxd@Wikimedia titoxd.wikimedia at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 06:09:52 UTC 2007

Except that the Foundation is aware of it, and has been working side by side
with Linterweb (the people who will press and sell the Version 0.5 CDs)
throughout the entire publication preparation process. It is not run, per
se, by WMF, but WMF is, as of even right now, taking steps to see its
publication soon.

Note that there have been no talks with Linterweb about WikiReaders; there
may be, but we're way too early in the WikiReader process to even be
thinking about that.

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Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Wikireader (was re: Wikimania 2007 Team
Bulletin, March 25, 2007)

Titoxd at Wikimedia wrote:
> One question: were the de.wp WikiReaders "published" (meaning that they
> done by a commercial entity and sold to the public) or not? Were the en.wp
> WikiReaders "published" as well, or were they just handed out at
> I ask this because the Version 1.0 Editorial Team is interested in picking
> this up and producing commercially available WikiReaders (and several
> WikiProjects have announced that they're interested in this: WikiProjects
> Military History, LGBT studies and Tropical cyclones, off the top of my
> head. Military History has actually begun work on this at
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:MILPUB . However, remembering the Lulu
> incident, we want to make sure all our ducks are in a row.
> Titoxd
It is funny you mention the Lulu Press incident.  I made some comments 
about that on en.wikipedia here:


I don't think they listened very well as there is now a website, 
definitely not run by the WMF as far as I can tell, that is selling at 
least the Wikipedia DVDs and possibly the Wikireaders here:


I would like to note the very extensive use of the WMF logos and 
trademarks on this website, not to mention the name "wikipedia" in the URL.

I don't think they are trying to intentionally harm the WMF, but I think 
some people here on this list should be aware of this issue.

-- Robert Horning

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