[Foundation-l] Liu Xiaobo

Nathan nawrich at gmail.com
Sun Oct 10 17:44:33 UTC 2010

I agree that Peter's post exaggerates the problem the English
Wikipedia sometimes has with groupthink and an entrenched,
self-perpetuating bureaucracy. The comparison is unfair to Liu
Xiaobo's history and work.

Still, it's ironic that the first response to his somewhat
inflammatory remarks was to moderate him (in other words, require the
approval of an apparatchik before his words can be publicly seen.) I'm
not Peter's biggest fan... but his recent participation on this list
has been civil and thoughtful, and maybe a warning that Wikimedians
are sensitive to unfavorable comparisons would have been sufficient.


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