[Foundation-l] WMF and the press

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Sun Apr 27 14:02:44 UTC 2008

On Sun, Apr 27, 2008 at 5:39 AM, Florence Devouard <Anthere9 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>  If we must maintain a common voice, the main question left is "who is in
>  control of the information distributed", and what will be the channels
>  of distribution of the information. In an internet area, the one who has
>  control over the information distributed or not distributed, has in
>  reality control of the organization. That's basic strategy.
It's unclear to me exactly what you're trying to say, but when you put
it that way, isn't it obvious that maintaining a common voice is a bad
idea?  The leaks to the press, then, are not disastrous, but the only
hope for salvation.

In any case, the explanation that the press is considered bad because
the Foundation seeks to maintain a common voice is a good one.  In a
private response someone said to me that the Foundation dislikes the
press because the Foundation is doing inappropriate things (my
paraphrase).  My response was that even if *some individuals* in the
Foundation are doing inappropriate things, it is still in the best
interests of the Foundation *as a whole* to reveal those things, so
that it is much more likely that similar things don't happen again.

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