[Foundation-l] Internet nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Thu Mar 11 08:19:56 UTC 2010

Amir E. Aharoni wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 01:40, Brian J Mingus <Brian.Mingus at colorado.edu>wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 4:31 PM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com
>>> We're the biggest non-profit website in the world. That sounds like
>>> argument for us to get the prize money to me.
>> The Internet is definitely worthy of the prize as a whole but I'm not
>> following the logic that for-profit websites are more deserving. Google,
>> for
>> example, is a major force for peace. In fact it is the biggest popularizer
>> of Wikimedia content.
> Yes, but Google doesn't really need the prize money.
> Although giving it all to Wikimedia is probably not quite right either
Need has never been a factor in awarding these prizes. They are often 
made many years after the person's work is done; the need was probably 
greatest when they were doing their research.


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