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 > > > >  http://www.internet.org > >  > http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/21/technology/facebook-leads-an-effort-to-lower-barriers-to-internet-access.html > > -- > Kiwix - Wikipedia Offline & more > * Web: http://www.kiwix.org > * Twitter: https://twitter.com/KiwixOffline > * more: http://www.kiwix.org/wiki/Communication > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list > Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > -- Kul Wadhwa Head of Mobile Wikimedia Foundation _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>