[Foundation-l] Simple Wikipedia: different projects

Lodewijk lodewijk at effeietsanders.org
Fri Jun 24 14:56:57 UTC 2011


just to be totally clear: I do not intend to pursue simple Dutch Wikipedia
myself, I only took that as an example of a typical language that is not a
world language etc - for major languages present in many countries/regions
the need can only be higher (simple Spanish, French, Chinese, German,
Portuguese to name a few).

Alec, I think the biggest resource would be time. However, if we would want
a new technical interface allowing to have both simple and normal Dutch (or
Spanish etc) in one wiki, then it would probably require more technical
development - I cannot estimate honestly how much work that would be. Maybe
someone with a better technical background and insight in what already
exists (maybe other parties have developed something similar?) can give a
fair estimate on that.



2011/6/24 Milos Rancic <millosh at gmail.com>

> On 06/24/2011 01:42 PM, Lodewijk wrote:
> > Let us first think about whether we /want/ to have such
> > projects before we dive into details about specific definitions etc. That
> is
> > also the reason why I personally think this should not be an issue for
> the
> > Language Committee in the first place.
> LangCom's decision and LangCom's good will is the best which simple
> projects could get inside of the Wikimedia community. Requests for
> simple projects regularly don't pass community's confidence. Simple
> English Wikipedia would be turned off if it would go to voting.
> And note that I've given to you at least two valid paths to create
> Simple Dutch Wikipedia.
> Anyway, good luck!
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