Emmanuel,

I have my concerns as well so we're watching how things unfold for now.
Perhaps to add to Teemu's question (If I could be so bold) how would
internet.org need to evolve to make it worth our time and effort to be
involved?

--Kul


On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 1:49 AM, Emmanuel Engelhart <kel...@kiwix.org>wrote:

> 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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