[Foundation-l] [Fwd: Re: Do WMF want enwp.org?]

Liam Wyatt liamwyatt at gmail.com
Wed May 11 05:15:27 UTC 2011

With regards to the wi.ki domain, I asked people at the WMF back in 2009
about whether they were interested in buying it given that the owner at the
time had a notice on the site saying he was willing to sell. The response
came back that they were concerned it could be problematic since neither the
Wikimedia community nor the WMF has a monopoly on the word "wiki" and the
WMF didn't want to overstep their claim to the concept.

As a business decision it might be interesting for Wikia to purchase and use
for their own sites, but that's not for us to determine.

Hope that helps,

Peace, love & metadata

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