[Wikimediaindia-l] ToI front page: Rs 1 cr for Sanskrit WP

Jacob Joseph Puthenparambil jacob at coma.sg
Fri Feb 25 05:27:37 UTC 2011

Just checked with a former colleague in the Railway Board. It's a  
wikipedia "kind" on solution for internal use.


On Feb 25, 2011, at 1:21 PM, Hari Prasad Nadig wrote:

> Just checked with my sources in the government - and what I hear is  
> that the allocated funds *isn't* for Sanskrit Wikipedia, but a  
> project "on the lines" of Sanskrit Wikipedia, but perhaps with  
> editing control.
> On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 10:45 AM, Prashanth NS  
> <prashanth.ns at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yea. I remember that announcement 2 years back and then it got  
> converted into an internal project.
> But, a good opportunity for advocacy here. Perhaps some chapter  
> members should meet the department officials and try and get co- 
> opted into the decision-making process. Often, it is lack of  
> information and trust that scares them. Unlike 2 years, back with  
> the chapter in place and most of us quite well networked, we should  
> get involved closely and see if we can get them to invest in  
> improving the sanskrit and kananda wikis.
> The government usually prefers a project with editing control rather  
> than one without any direct control over content decisions made.
> -- 
> Hari Prasad Nadig
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