[Foundation-l] Don't know how linked we still are with wikia...
tstarling at wikimedia.org
Tue Jan 6 10:27:03 UTC 2009
> Tim Starling wrote:
>> Brock Weller wrote:
>>> Don't know how linked we still are with wikia...
>> What do you mean "still"? Wikimedia has never been linked with Wikia to
>> the extent where this topic might be relevant on foundation-l. It's no
>> more relevant than Wikitravel, Jimmy's objectivist mailing lists or
>> What Wikimedia's volunteers do outside of Wikimedia is their own business.
> I'm pretty sure Wikitravel, Jimmy's objectivist mailing lists, and
> Answers.com have never been widely confused with Wikimedia to the extent
> that multiple news articles referred to them as the "commercial
> counterpart" to Wikipedia. > They also did not share office space or
> bandwidth with Wikimedia, or have debts to Wikimedia mentioned in
> independent financial audits. They also did not use advertising slogans
> that made prominent use of the Wikipedia trademark and implied a
> relationship, such as Wikia's former slogan, "Wikipedia is the
> Encyclopedia. Wikia is the rest of the library."
I'm not seeing anything in that rant that contradicts the point I was
making. They might be different to Wikitravel in other ways, but they are
the same in terms of the lack of relevance of a content-related complaint
-- Tim Starling
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