[Wikimedia-l] Russian Wikipedia goes on strike

Nathan nawrich at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 03:41:23 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 6:27 PM, Milos Rancic <millosh at gmail.com> wrote:

> It looks like we won again.
> "Communication Minister Nikolai Nikiforov was also negative about the
> current version of the bill, but was more relaxed about the possible
> outcomes. “I don’t support Wiki’s contention that it would be closed
> down. But this step is an important reaction by society, a sign that
> the legislation needs to be improved,” he tweeted on Tuesday morning."
> [1]
> [1] http://themoscownews.com/russia/20120710/189942195.html
Yes, very encouraging. We should suggest to the various language Wikipedias
that they monitor laws in their home country, and each time one is
considered (or even proposed!) that they don't like, the projects should be
blacked out. In this way, Wikipedia can function like a crowdsourced global
legislature, and more effectively fulfill its educational mission.

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