[Foundation-l] Please delete mo. wikipedia

Philippe Beaudette pbeaudette at wikimedia.org
Sun Oct 3 23:49:44 UTC 2010

On Oct 3, 2010, at 4:43 PM, Newyorkbrad wrote:

> And, something I should
> already know the answer to but just realized I don't, who within the
> foundation or community makes this type of decisions, anyway?

One of the key points that kept being reiterated in the Strategic  
Planning process was that we have no method for "failing well".  For  
saying - we tried this, and it didn't work  (I'm not saying that's the  
case here, but I'm just using this as an example).  The community  
makes the determination to close a language version, putatively, but  
in practical terms it's proven difficult to do.  Generally it's an RfC  
on Meta.  I think the last major contentious one was the Simple  
English Wikiquote?  Once the decision is made, then it falls to the  
developers to actually flip the switch or say the magic words, or do  
whatever it is they do to close the project.


Philippe Beaudette	
Head of Reader Relations
Wikimedia Foundation

philippe at wikimedia.org

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