[Foundation-l] transparency or translucency?

Mike Godwin mgodwin at wikimedia.org
Sun Jan 11 14:35:23 UTC 2009

James Rigg writes:

> As a member of the Wikimedia staff, using sarcasm - in both the post
> title and contents - against another contributor to the list isn't
> very professional.

Please. I try to use my sarcasm professionally!

> People understand that freedom of speech does not mean that someone
> has the right to falsely shout 'fire' in a crowded cinema, but people
> also understand that calling an organisation transparent, when it is
> in fact semi-transparent, is misleading.

It's only misleading if one chooses to understand "transparency" in  
the naive way that some might choose to understand "freedom of speech."


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