[Foundation-l] Future board meeting (5-7 april 08)

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 04:52:01 UTC 2008

Why ? Ask yourself, what good does disparagement do. What is the point of
continuously attacking people, invading in their private life. If you have
something serious to say and you make your point fine. Writing in a
slanderous way is not the done thing and when people who are or were part of
an organisation do this, the damage to the people left behind in an
organisation is much greater then when an average Joe says or writes
something nasty.

Also the value of such an agreement is limited. When you have serious things
to say and go about it in a sensible way there is little that will stop you
saying it. It is not that efficient a gag.

On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 10:37 PM, Gwern Branwen <gwern0 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 2008.04.10 15:33:05 +0200, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com>
> scribbled 3.2K characters:
> > Hoi,
> > If you want examples of what I would describe as disparagment, read the
> blog
> > of Danny Wool. He has little to say for himself, it is typically about
> > others and he does not find it in himself to say anything nice.
> >
> > It would be cool if Danny turned that page and started to write about
> > Veropedia in stead. In my opinion the value of his project weakens as a
> > result of his constant sniping. I liked what Larry Sanger said about the
> > "Tegenlicht" program that he was in.. he liked the program but it was
> only
> > about Wikipedia and nothig was included about Citizendium. I can
> understand
> > this from an editorial point of view. I appreciated Larry for saying it
> > because Citizendium is at least an attempt to improve on Wikipedia, it
> is at
> > least a positive attitude.
> > Thanks,
> >      GerardM
> Correct me if I am wrong, but are you suggesting that the value of having
> the WMF use non-disparagement agreements would be so the WMF could sue
> people over their unflattering blogs? Because I see no other way to
> interpret your example.
> That strikes me as quite a reprehensible thing to want the WMF to do.
> --
> gwern
> PPS d UT/RUS .ch 355 ICE Yukon SHS wwics assassination
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