Well, then this is a cheap success for the propaganda for a project started by the Foundation which has nothing to do with the community which is creating and editing the Wikipedia.
- WP0 is a clear violation of net neutrality and therefore undermines the ground on which an open croudsourcing project is based. - Also the low numbers of involvement through WP0 are evidence that this is a pure marketing project run by the Foundation for the Foundation and realiter doesn't contribute to the big ideas with which it is sold. - Additionally the Foundation isn't answering questions about the limits and ending of WP0 for over 1,5 years now. A project - officially sold to bring the poor of the Global South into Wikipedia - is spreading in developed countries where its only purpose is to give the "partnering access provider" a marketing campaign named "Wikipedia for free". If the Erasmus Prize is really essentially connected to Wikipedia Zero (which I still don't think) than maybe somebody has to inform the office of the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation about the numbers and the facts of this questionable endevaour. I still hope that the prize was recieved because Wikipedia is the biggest cultural project mankind every started. J 2015-11-26 20:01 GMT+01:00 Yaroslav M. Blanter <pute...@mccme.ru>: > On 2015-11-26 19:48, Jens Best wrote: > >> Nice try, GerardM, >> >> but I don't think that the Erasmus Prize was given to Wikipedia because >> some people in the Foundation made same questionable deals with some >> access >> providers in the Global South. Zero-Rating is a clear violation of the net >> neutrality principle and many NGOs in the Global South do not appreciate >> that WMF is undermining these principles for pushing the brand Wikipedia. >> >> Spreading the free knowledge by undermining the principles on which the >> web >> became great is wrong. >> >> And the video is much better without this WP0-propaganda in it. >> >> J >> > > Actually, Wikipedia Zero was explicitly cited in the laudation when the > prize was awarded. We may like it or not but it was an integral part of the > prize. > > Cheers > Yaroslav > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>