[Wikimedia-l] Russian Wikipedia goes on strike

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 09:27:37 UTC 2012

On 12 July 2012 08:47, Mike Godwin <mnemonic at gmail.com> wrote:

> At the heart of the Wikipedia/Wikimedia projects' success is
> democratic action, driven by those who are engaged in the process of
> promoting, supporting, and maintaining these projects. So my instinct
> is to believe, respect, and support the Russian-language Wikimedia
> project activists' decision to demonstrate in an effective way that
> what we all are working on here is under threat by ill-considered
> legislation by legacy governmental traditions that are used to having
> their own top-down way.

The worrying thing is not only that we've done this three times in the
past year, it's that we've had cause to do it three times in the past

- d.

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