[Foundation-l] Blackout at Italian Wikipedia

Lodewijk lodewijk at effeietsanders.org
Tue Oct 4 22:33:07 UTC 2011

The WMF has not taken a stance even at this - individuals at the WMF did,
and the WMF did decide so far that it will not break the strike. That is
something else than the WMF taking an active stance. Which it maybe should,
maybe shouldn't (that depends on the wordings etc).


No dia 5 de Outubro de 2011 00:26, John Vandenberg <jayvdb at gmail.com>escreveu:

> On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 7:58 AM, Sue Gardner <sgardner at wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
> > The Wikimedia Foundation first heard about this a few hours ago: we don't
> > have a lot of details yet. Jay is gathering information and working on a
> > statement now.
> >
> > It seems obvious though that the proposed law would hurt freedom of
> > expression in Italy, and therefore it's entirely reasonable for the
> Italian
> > Wikipedians to oppose it. The Wikimedia Foundation will support their
> > position.
> Is this the first time that WMF has actively taken a stance on
> politics and legislation?
> --
> John Vandenberg
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