[Foundation-l] Ethics project on Wikiversity

Christiano Moreschi moreschiwikiman at hotmail.co.uk
Sun Jul 13 14:13:45 UTC 2008

Fair point. Until this thread I never grokked wikiversity. I just read the "what we are" page, though, and it looks pretty interesting, actually. And the right place for this ethics project.


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> Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2008 10:03:01 -0400
> From: wknight8111 at gmail.com
> To: foundation-l at lists.wikimedia.org
> Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Ethics project on Wikiversity
> On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 7:58 AM, Oldak Quill <oldakquill at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Wikiversity is not the place to try to change or influence another
> > Wikimedia project. From what you describe, the Wikiversity project
> > seems to be opposed to some of the basic premises of Wikipedia.
> > Perhaps Wikiversity is being used because these ideas wouldn't gain
> > any currency on Wikipedia or Meta Wikimedia?
> Or, maybe Wikiversity is being used because this is precisely the type
> of community-based research and collaboration work that they
> specialize in. Wikiversity isn't censored for the benefit of
> Wikipedia, and their users aren't bound by the content or discussion
> policies at Wikipedia or Meta. I suggest that people who aren't
> familiar with Wikiversity should take this as an opportunity to head
> over there and see what that project is all about. Because, until you
> understand Wikiversity, you can't possibly understand projects like
> this one.
> --Andrew Whitworth
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