[Foundation-l] Free culture?

Fred Bauder fredbaud at fairpoint.net
Tue Oct 19 20:07:19 UTC 2010

> On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 3:18 PM, Ryan Kaldari <rkaldari at wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
>> And that's just one of many sections erroneously blaming the WMF for
>> content issues. For example, "A WikiProject of topic lists has existed
>> since November 2007, but it is still half unfinished" and "the 100
>> articles about the hundred United States Senators have been shown to
>> render erroneous, if not libelous, information". Obviously, the
>> Foundation is not responsible for these issues.
> Just to point out...saying "it's a content issue, not a Foundation issue"
> means absolutely *nothing* to the vast majority of people out there.
> -Chad

Yes, definitely Inside Baseball:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inside_baseball_%28metaphor%29 Common sense
tells anyone that an organization that publishes an encyclopedia is
responsible for the accuracy, completeness, and appropriateness of its

A disclaimer, however legally adequate, that few are likely to read:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:General_disclaimer has little


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