I'm maybe too pessimistic, but I would be really surprised if this
project, at any time, really helps to provide an access (neutral) to the
Internet.

More probable: They will try to give a free/cheap access to a set of
their online services and so one do the same like AOL or MSN have tried
to do 15 years ago.

... or like we do with Wikipedia zero... but, to the contrary to this
alliance, Wikimedia has never claimed that they wanted to give access to
the Internet.

So, IMO, this whole story about internet.org stinks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oFXCXQpJXI

Emmanuel

Le 23/08/2013 10:25, Leinonen Teemu a écrit :
> Hi, 
> 
> Have you noticed the new internet.org initiative by Facebook, Samsung, Nokia, 
> Qualcomm, Ericsson and MediaTek? 
> 
> "Internet.org is a global partnership between technology leaders, nonprofits, 
> local communities and experts who are working together to bring the internet 
> to the two thirds of the world’s population that doesn’t have it".[1, 2] 
> 
> Would it make sense for the WMF's Wikipedia Zero program to collaborate with 
> this? 
> 
> Any comments?
> 
> Best regards, 
> 
>       - Teemu 
> 
> [1] http://www.internet.org
> [2] 
> http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/21/technology/facebook-leads-an-effort-to-lower-barriers-to-internet-access.html

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