In Mexico Virgin Mobile is offering since December 11 this service and of
course Wikipedia is announced as a part of the offer. With an intentional
way, in my opinion, because although our free licenses that allow reuse of
the Wikipedia contents, communication of this criticized service seems to
be an alliance that take advantage of the moral quality of Wikipedia to
attract confidence.

There are few voices[1] that point how Free Basics is an enemy of freedom
of internet as Electronic Frontier Foundation [2], Mexican NGO Red en
Defensa de los Derechos Digitales [3], Chilean NGO Derechos Digitales [4]
among others.

Will be nice if we can start the discussion as community and movement and
take action. I don't know if WMF have something in plans about Free Basics.

Regards,

[1]
https://www.facebook.com/notes/accessnoworg/open-letter-to-mark-zuckerberg-regarding-internetorg-net-neutrality-privacy-and-/935857379791271/
[2]
https://www.eff.org/es/deeplinks/2015/09/facebooks-free-basics-more-open-better-security-still-walled-garden
[3]
https://r3d.mx/2015/12/15/facebook-da-internet-gratis-demasiado-bueno-para-ser-verdad/
[4]
https://www.derechosdigitales.org/9585/free-basics-expands-in-latin-america-cause-for-concern-or-potential-opportunity/




2015-12-30 19:49 GMT-06:00 Tito Dutta <trulyt...@gmail.com>:

> Free Basics campaign is both confusing and misleading, They are posting ads
> around India "What net neutrality activists won’t tell you” etc.
> There are a number of good articles on the web. This one is one of my
> favourite:
>
> http://www.catchnews.com/tech-news/should-facebook-become-internet-s-gatekeeper-or-free-basics-must-comply-with-net-neutrality-sunil-abraham-has-some-thoughts-1450954347.html
> I don't know anyone who supported it with its understanding. On the other
> hand a large number of my friends who signed this Facebook petition (I have
> talked to many of them) supported it without having any idea what they are
> supporting, In my opinion that's the worst part.
>
> On 31 December 2015 at 06:56, Milos Rancic <mill...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Today I've learned about it. And I think WMF is the perfect prey for such
> > initiative.
> >
> > I hope nobody sane is taking that seriously.
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