[Foundation-l] Preservation of cultural diversity and minority languages
Yaroslav M. Blanter
putevod at mccme.ru
Sat Feb 9 00:20:33 UTC 2008
I must admit I am lost.
If the argument goes that every language is unique and that by keeping
every language inside WMF (let us forget about extinct and artificial
languages for the moment, they are not an issue here) actually helps
establishing the neutral point of view, then the preservation of
endangered languages IS a goal of WMF. Obviously, not a primary goal, but
a secondary goal.
To me, if we say this is NOT a goal of WMF means WMF should not care
whether the language is endangered or not. It only should care about the
most efficient way to spread of the information. Just, you know, counting
bytes per unit time. Then, indeed, a question can be raised why the
languages with the purely bilingual support should be supported.
I can not really connect the two things. To me, they sound like mutually
Btw, I do not see how asking questions can make feel somebody second sort.
Answering questions and taking decisions can.
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