[Foundation-l] Fwd: Wikipedia is considering going dark to protest SOPA and PIPA

phoebe ayers phoebe.wiki at gmail.com
Sat Jan 14 00:41:31 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 1:21 AM, Liam Wyatt <liamwyatt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Relatedly, where is the updated, latest discussion on what Wikimedia's
> response (if anything) is going to be?
> Presumably there is are several on-wiki debates, but because there are
> different potential "levels" of blackout (all project blackout, geo-located
> blackout, single-project blackout, protest-banner but not a full blackout,
> etc. etc.) where is the central/official discussion taking place to get
> community consensus for any action?
> FWIW, I'm in favour of some form of protest response, probably an
> all-project blackout timed to coencide with the probable blackout of other
> major sites. But, if that actually happened, would it be possible for the
> community to still log in and use that day as a "housekeeping" day to clear
> away lots of behind-the-scenes backlogs?
> -Liam

Hey Liam and all,

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:SOPA_initiative/Action  for
an RFC page on what (if any) community action to take, and when.

-- phoebe

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