[Foundation-l] Language Prevention Committee created

GerardM gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 16:31:25 UTC 2007

We do not like to bang on the drums of what we have achieved. We do not even
mind when when it is not perceived that we have achieved anything at all. If
things go well, it should not really matter because it detracts from what
our organisation is there for; ie creating and providing free content.

When you prefer that that there is a steady stream of languages that start
providing good content, you are in good company as that is what we aim to
achieve. However, the thing we do not want is have more situations like with
the Belarus Wikipedia, something that has cost us a lot of time. There are
however several other situations we are trying to resolve. The absence of
message files is the easiest to resolve. It just needs a developer to do so.


On 3/29/07, Arbeo M <arbeo.wiki at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 2007/3/28, Sabine Cretella <sabine_cretella at yahoo.it>:
> >
> > Thank God there is no such thing as a language prevention committe ...
> > they would have quite a bunch of problems with me and my colleagues. Or
> > was there one created lately I did not know of? whoops ... that must
> > then have happened while I was around to talk aobut languages and Open
> > Source and Open Content in universities ... well... probably it is
> > better to believe that some people are day dreaming and simply see
> > things that are not there.
> >
> > /me veeery ironic
> >
> > Sabine
> Sabine, in previous contexts we've been able to see that you _are_ an
> advocate of multilingualism. But please be realistic and check out what
> _tangible_ results your committee (which I'm sure was created with the
> best
> of intensions, no irony here) has brought about in the recent four and a
> half months. As far as I can see the only outcome in terms of new wikis is
> one French Wikiquote (French not exactly being a "new language"). IMHO,
> the
> subcommittee should shift its focus from theory to producing actual
> results
> now, for the sake of those who cannot yet benefit from the great things we
> have to offer. Wouldn't that be a more rewarding experience to the langcom
> members, too?
> Regards,
> --Arbeo
> Mark Williamson schrieb:
> > > It is now. The Language Prevention Committee (Langprevcom for short)
> > > won't allow you to have your new Wiki until you have a localised
> > > messages file. But then they probably won't allow it anyways for some
> > > other reason, and you will have to wait several billion years.
> > >
> > > Mark
> > >
> >
> >
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