[Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage project launch/migration update

Juergen Fenn schneeschmelze at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 17 09:07:02 UTC 2012

2012/10/17 Tomasz Ganicz <polimerek at gmail.com>:

>> Probably a practical question: As Wikitravel closed the API in August,
>> there is probably no more data that Wikivoyage could rescue from the
>> project than now is available in Wikivoyage. If a language community
>> needs a fresh start in Wikivoyage it would have to begin from the very
>> beginning. In this case it would be best to go through Incubator.
> So, the predictable effect will be that mid-size wikitravel language
> versions which did not moved to wikivoyage before August will rather
> stay on Wikitravel. There will be hard to find volunteers in these
> langauges ready to go through painful and time consuming process of
> incubator as there is already working wiki that anyone can join
> without any obstacles...

Maybe, maybe not. First of all, Wikitravel is to blame because they
hinder free content from being used according to its license. But
perhaps it would be possible to migrate language versions even though
to Incubator and then to new Wikivoyage proper.


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