[Foundation-l] Introduction to the internal workings of the language subcommittee

Jesse Martin (Pathoschild) pathoschild at gmail.com
Mon Apr 14 08:16:13 UTC 2008

Hello Dovi,

I maintain public archives at
<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Language_subcommittee/Archives>. These
are opt-in, so some messages are not shown (two members do not allow
archival of their messages, and a very few guests did not respond to
questions about archival). Further information and links can be found
on <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Language_subcommittee>.

Subcommittees exist precisely to work productively where larger
processes are inefficient or arbitrary. Thus, the language
subcommittee will continue to develop and enforce the language
proposal policy at
<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meta:Language_proposal_policy> even if
the larger community cannot achieve any consensus on particular

But we are indeed responsible to the "community of contributors".
We're members of that community, and our charter is approved by the
Board of Trustees; we can be dissolved or reorganized or pushed around
by the board. Several members, including myself, also frequently
follow or even initiate discussions on Foundation-l to get wider
community input.

Regarding diversity of opinions in the subcommittee, a little less
would be nice so we can argue less. ;)

Yours cordially,
Jesse Plamondon-Willard (Pathoschild)

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