[Foundation-l] Language Prevention Committee created

Johannes Rohr jorohr at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 08:24:01 UTC 2007

GerardM <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com>


> Hoi,
> 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.
> 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.
> 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.

So you are implying that the Kabyle wiki, the Sakha and the Lower
Sorbian Wikipedias will have to wait until single login is there,
(which may take years)? You are seriously suggesting to put the
process of creation of new wikis on halt indefinitely? By all due
respect, but please take a moment thinking of how this is going to
come down for the editing communities of these wikis. It will be a
smack in the face to them. It will effectively prevent the creation of
new encyclopedias by daunting all prospective contributors. Please
stop this madness. 




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