[Foundation-l] Moldovan Wikipedia

Johannes Rohr jorohr at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 07:02:45 UTC 2007

On Fri, 09 Nov 2007 06:22:05 +0100, GerardM wrote:

> Hoi,
> From a policy point of view the language committee does not consider
> political arguments. The argument that a likelyhood is very small is
> exactly the kind of argument that would still allow a language to be
> accepted. 

You are successfully confusing me. 

1. because at any other occasion you insist that project closures are 
none of langcom's business and
2. because langcom's policy is exactly: "no community - no wiki". In this 
case there was, as far as I see, no community.

> The aim of our foundation is to provide information to all
> people, not just the people that you care for.

The only valid purpose of a "Moldavian" Wikipedia would be to serve a 
Moldavian linguistic community. However, I cannot see that there has been 
any demand by native Moldavians for such a Wiki, which is not surprising 
if the observation is correct that the only remaining use of Cyrillic 
script is in those places where it is enforced by ethnically Russian 
dominated authorities.

> The arguments for closure for Moldovan are not shared by the language
> committee and it was a VOTE that closed the mo.wikipedia it was
> definetly not consensus. 

Again: Can you name any native Moldavian/Romanian speaker who voted in 
favour of the continuation of this project? 

> It was also not done with permission of the
> board. The notion that you or anybody else feels that a language code is
> given out in error is politics. It is personal while I agree that you
> can have this opinion, it is an opinion you are entitled to it. I do not
> share your sentiments.

Then where exactly is it said that the mo language code is reserved for 
Moldavian/Romanian /in Cyrillic script/? 
> Also when you use these arguments and you insist that they are to be WMF
> policy, you do provide arguments to deny languages that are being
> considered. This is not a zero sum game.




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