[Foundation-l] Letter to the community on Controversial Content

Kim Bruning kim at bruning.xs4all.nl
Sun Oct 9 17:08:48 UTC 2011

On Sun, Oct 09, 2011 at 06:51:24PM +0100, Thomas Dalton wrote:
> I didn't say it can't take coherent action. Writing an encyclopaedia
> is a coherent action, after all. I said it can't take deliberate
> action. By deliberate action, I mean deciding to do something and then
> doing it. 

That's right.

> The way we work is that some people say they want to do
> something and then the community decides whether to let them or not.

That's not entirely right.

> That works for a lot of things, but not for what Lodewijk is talking
> about. We can't decide to discuss this with the WMF and reach a
> compromise and then do so. 

That's neither here nor there. There's a way to make that work. (A little more
complex than fits into this margin, but it's essentially what I'm up to all the
time, or when I'm up to things at any rate. :-)

	Kim Bruning


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