[Foundation-l] Keeping Everyone in Your Organization on Brand Message...

Florence Devouard Anthere9 at yahoo.com
Thu May 10 00:48:24 UTC 2007

Robert Horning wrote:
> David Gerard wrote:
>> On 09/05/07, Florence Devouard <Anthere9 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> http://www.guidestar.org/DisplayArticle.do?articleId=1127
>> "We're here to write a freely reusable encyclopedia"
>> "We're here to advance freely reusable educational content"
>> "We're here to supply freely reusable pictures and media"
>> What else?
>> - d.
> Clearly we are not here to write a freely reusable encyclopedia.  Or 
> just an encyclopedia.  That is the reason for having sister projects, 
> and where this line of reasoning breaks down, but also where the 
> disputes over some project content has gone awry.
> How about this as at least a possible sentiment:
> "We're here to record the whole of human knowledge."
> It seems as though Jimbo said something along this line a while back, 
> and is one of the reasons for initiating the various sister projects as 
> they are different ways to record human knowledge without getting too 
> diffuse by having one overall mega wiki project with pages being written 
> that is just a bunch of random unorganized thoughts.  Or in other words, 
> each sister project is just another way to organize human knowledge.  
> And we should look at active editor/contributors on individual Wikimedia 
> projects as knowledge specialists for a specific method of formatting 
> that knowledge.

*big nod*


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