[Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage project launch/migration update

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Wed Oct 17 12:59:36 UTC 2012

>From my perspective, what is relevant is that we do not want to interfere
with languages that exist in Wikitravel. It is quite likely that most of
these languages are quite good from a localisation point of view.

What makes sense if several languages are not in Wikivoyage yet, we can
extend our waiver for going through the incubator for a set period ...
something like a year or the end of 2013 ? Our point is not to hinder the
start of existing communities in a new to be created Wikivoyage instance.

All the details mentioned in this mail thread have not been considered by
the language committee but I do not believe it will be a problem by any of
its members.

On 17 October 2012 11:07, Juergen Fenn <schneeschmelze at googlemail.com>wrote:

> 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.
> Regards,
> Jürgen.
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