[Foundation-l] How to dismantle a language committee
smolensk at eunet.yu
Sun Jan 11 13:23:48 UTC 2009
On Sunday 11 January 2009 01:18:55 Milos Rancic wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 12:08 AM, Jimmy Wales <jwales at wikia-inc.com> wrote:
> > I was sitting next to an Egyptian VIP in the front row when the
> > announcement was made, and he laughed and indicated that he thought this
> > was stupid.
> > It is not up to me to make any decisions nor have any particular opinion
> > about Egyptian, but this is one of many data points that suggest to me
> > that the current process is widely regarded as being broken.
> Jimmy, just to remind you that people in one academic institution in
> Belgrade laughed when you mentioned Bosnian language in 2005. But,
> things are somewhat changed now.
Milos, please don't misinterpret events. Jimbo did not quite mention Bosnian
language in 2005, and actually that is exactly the reason people laughed.
And, they haven't laguhed dismissively as said Egyptian VIP, but actually
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