[Foundation-l] THIS is why we support WMF! Sincere thanks for a blackout.
michaeldavid86 at comcast.net
Tue Jan 17 16:48:53 UTC 2012
on 1/17/12 11:31 AM, Alec Meta at alecmeta at gmail.com wrote:
> Wikimedia is a movement. We're not a game, we're not a website, we're not
> even just an encyclopedia-- we're a nonviolent revolution in information
> For-profit media is harder to trust-- we've seen that "For-profit" media
> often means "For sale".
> In a time where it's hard to trust a congress or mainstream media, one
> thing we can agree to trust is each other-- in the form of the Wikimedia
> community and its leaders.
> Today, I'm so proud to be a part of this community. It's _extra-clear_
> today that we do stand for something-- indeed, we stand for something quite
> MSNBC and CNN can never afford to go back-- they have advertisers. We are
> one of the few truly-non-profit information sources-- and that gives us a
> unique value unlike for-profit information sources. In a sea of alphabet
> soup, three letters we CAN trust are WMF.
> I hope in 2012, the WMF will take its governance model and continue to
> apply it outside the limited scope of encyclopedias. Genealogy is the
> goto example-- Ancestry.com can't afford to blackout for good causes-- WE
> We're not just another information source-- we're an information source
> with a conscience. That makes all the difference.
> Good work, WMF. Thank you for what you've done, thank you for what you're
Very nicely said, Alec. I would like to add something I posted on the
English WP Mailing List:
Why Wikipedia is important:
Without knowledge, myths are born. With myths, fear is born. With fear,
intolerance is born. With intolerance, ignorance is born. With ignorance,
nothing is born.
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