[Foundation-l] Language Prevention Committee created

GerardM gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 10:59:36 UTC 2007

There is nothing holding people back from creating new content for their
language. The only thing that is not happening is that this content is being
created in a new Wikipedia.

On 3/27/07, Andre Engels <andreengels at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2007/3/27, GerardM <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com>:
> > The new policy does not deal with the mess that exists as a consequence
> of
> > not having this policy in the past. Mark's argument is based on things
> > that
> > happened before the policy came into effect.
> And how are these things 'a mess'? That's what I want to know from you.
> Why
> does this policy exist? What problem does it solve? Apparently  before
> this
> policy was in effect, some Wikipedias were created that would not have
> been
> created in that form had this policy been in effect. What has gone so
> terribly wrong in there that you'd rather put the languages on hold than
> have that happen again?
> Solving the mess is what we do want to address .. so far there have been
> two
> > languages provided with their initial messages in MediaWiki... We are
> > working on a solution for all issues but it does take a lot of work. For
> > one
> > of the pieces of the puzzle we have been told to wait until Brion has
> > rolled
> > out single login. We have explicitly asked for some priority because
> this
> > is
> > an important issue to us. I have had information from Brion and from
> > within
> > the board of trustees that our issues do not have priority.
> And what are those issues you have to work on? Why are they blocking the
> creation and implementation of new message files when existing languages
> happily live on with their existing message files and MediaWiki
> namespaces?
> As it does not have priority for the WMF, we are in a state of limbo with
> > many of these issues. New languages do not have any priority. I would
> like
> > to see that the support of languages in MediaWiki does have priority.
> Should not YOU be the one to have a priority with new languages instead of
> with putting pressure on other parts of the WMF to do what you want (and
> is
> useful, I certainly agree)?
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