[Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage project launch/migration update

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Wed Oct 17 07:44:49 UTC 2012

This has been discussed in the language committee. In the committee we all
agreed that the existing languages for Wikivoyage should start without any
interference of us and that new languages should start through the normal
process because from now they are just like any other new project in a

On 16 October 2012 22:56, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 1:37 PM, Strainu <strainu10 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Erik,
> >
> > What languages are you launching with and what is the procedure for
> > launching new languages?
> We're basing the initial set on the languages which are ready for
> import from Wikivoyage. At this point, it looks like that would be
> German, Italian, English, French, Dutch and Swedish.
> I think it's up to the language committee and the larger Wikimedia
> community to determine the process for new languages. My understanding
> is that per https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Language_proposal_policy
> new languages would need to use the incubator at first to demonstrate
> viability.
> Erik
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