[Foundation-l] hiding interlanguage links by default is a Bad Idea, part 2

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Wed Jun 9 08:18:04 UTC 2010

The WMF has as its strategy to invest in what has the highest impact. Given
limited resources that makes sense. It also means that while philosophically
as volunteers we do not have to make such choices, the WMF will and does.

It is obvious that depending on your point of view, the choices made by the
WMF can be fortunate or less so. You are right that it is not in our mission
to make choices, but reality is different. The question is what choices to
make and what their likely impact is. This brings you to two competing
fundamentals; what has the most effect and what is the period to measure
those effects.

On 9 June 2010 09:12, Jussi-Ville Heiskanen <cimonavaro at gmail.com> wrote:

> Michael Snow wrote:
> > There have been a lot of red herrings brought up on all sides of that
> > issue. Use of images in a context that is on-topic and educational is
> > clearly one of those, although I would suggest that we can do better at
> > supporting reader choice, because it's really the reader we should be
> > putting in control of their own quest for information.
> >
> I am bound to disagree on the last point there. Our mission
> is not to make choices or to enable choices by any party, in
> terms of what is available. We make things available, and they
> should *be* available. If people want to provide subsets of what
> we provide, that is their affair. It isn't any part of our mission.
> Yours,
> Jussi-Ville Heiskanen
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