[Foundation-l] Wikimedia Foundation switching to Google Apps?

Liam Wyatt liamwyatt at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 14:58:18 UTC 2010

On 26 October 2010 13:23, Nathan <nawrich at gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't know about anyone else, but I couldn't possibly care less what
> office software the Foundation uses. I suppose the paranoid conspiracy
> theory of a Google takeover fueled by illicit access to WMF data
> doesn't strike me as remotely realistic.
> Nathan
> +1

It is very important that all software used in the direct delivery of the
Wikimedia projects is F/LOSS but I don't see why that requires the WMF (or
Chapters) to not be allowed to used proprietary software for the other
elements necessary to run the organisational side of things (as mentioned:
email, calendars, documents). The WMF (and chapters) use open source systems
for these things when possible (e.g. Linux OS, CiviCRM for fundraising,
OpenOffice for wordprocessing). But this shouldn't mean that proprietary
systems are not allowed when they get these organisational functions done


Peace, love & metadata

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