Hi, I just got the link of the official statement of WMF regarding internet.org.
https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Zero/Development#Regarding_Internet.org Regards, Bodhisattwa On 2 Jan 2016 05:01, "Kim Bruning" <k...@bruning.xs4all.nl> wrote: > Hi Milos, > Happy new year to you! > > I thought your mail to the list was very thoughtful. > I've replied inline below. > > On Fri, Jan 01, 2016 at 06:50:16AM +0100, Milos Rancic wrote: > > I don't think the pure form of net-neutrality is sustainable. Many > > businesses already have deals with other businesses to provide > > something for free or "for free" or for reduced price via their > > infrastructure. > > Hmm, this example has little to do with net neutrality as I understand > it though. > > Net neutrality means that you pay your ISP to allow you to send and > receive packets to/from anyone without discrimination to source or > destination. (In other words you're paying for actual internet access > without let or hindrance). > > Previously this is how the market worked. > > Without going into details here, many sources tell us that the > market is now threatening to shift towards a winner-takes-all walled > garden model. (if not already there) > > It's going to be a challenge to keep open source and open content > operating and relevant in such an increasingly hostile environment this > coming decade. > > > Neither I think the initiative will really create a permanent > > underclass. People in underdeveloped regions will eventually become > > richer and they won't need this kind of service. > > We can ask them whether they want to continue having such a service at > any time. Or we can set some participation threshold above which we > would accept a petition to stop. (It is always wise to have > pre-prepared go/no-go safety checks at particular points in time) > > > * Finally, we belong to the movement which promotes net neutrality as > > one of the core values. No matter how realistic it is, we should > > support it. Wikipedia Zero is not net-neutral, but Wikimedia projects > > are of such significance that it could be tolerated. Going further > > into abandoning that principle would create definite divide between us > > and the rest of our global super-movement. > > *Nod* We have to beware of fouling our own nest. Even though Wikipedia > zero appears to help our own cause now, we need to be careful we don't > hurt the people we depend on in turn. > > People such as the open source community and internet standards > organisations might prove quite sensitive to changing Internet rules. > We should put our ears to the ground and listen carefully to what > representatives of these groups may be saying to us. > > sincerely, > Kim Bruning > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: 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 New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>