[Foundation-l] NPOV as common value? (was Re: Board statement regarding biographies of living people)

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 13:32:00 UTC 2009

2009/4/22 Ting Chen <wing.philopp at gmx.de>:

> NPOV is mainly a principle of Wikipedia, later also used by Wikibooks
> and Wikinews. There is at least one project (Wikiversity) which
> explicitely allow participants not to follow NPOV, but the Disclosure of
> Point of Views in Wikiversity follow in principle the ideal of NPOV: It
> tells the reader and participants that the content has a point of view
> and thus gives the reader and participants to be aware of this and
> accordingly to adjust their judgement in reading and writing the content.

I think the point is to have whatever would be the locally relevant
version of neutrality. On Wikipedia it's NPOV. On Commons or
Wikisource, I expect it would be neutrality of subject matter. Etc.
The key point would be (something like) that Wikimedia projects are
not for pushing views.

- d.

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