[Foundation-l] Please delete mo. wikipedia

Nathan nawrich at gmail.com
Mon Oct 4 21:17:05 UTC 2010

On Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 5:03 PM, M. Williamson <node.ue at gmail.com> wrote:
> That is a questionable assumption. Mo.wp's sitenotice explains that if
> you'd prefer to view Moldovan content in Latin, the official alphabet
> of the Republic of Moldova, you may find it at ro.wp.
> I am willing to bet that most of the people who have signed these
> petitions will be upset if any Cyrillic Moldovan content exists in any
> form on our website, which to me is not solvable without compromising
> someone's linguistic rights.
> -m.

It seems to me that identifying *the* Moldovan Wikipedia as a Cyrillic
project is substantially different than hosting a project for an
alternate script of Romanian (i.e. mo.wp vs. ro-cyrl.wp). As for
linguistic rights... Not really relevant, is it? But I guess the
problem remains getting a developer to actually do the work. The
Foundation has been hiring a huge number of people lately, but I
haven't seen too many tech hiring announcements - in fact, they even
brought Brion back part-time (without announcing it here, as far as I
could tell). I can see why the Moldovans would be frustrated by having
been ignored for years, even as dozens of staff announcements are
made, offices are opened in India, the projects are reskinned, etc.

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