Hoi,
You write about your fear, uncertainty and doubt .. Why have us waste time
on it? Do something useful.
Thanks,
      GerardM

On 26 January 2016 at 11:33, Pete Forsyth <petefors...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Jan 26, 2016 5:24 AM, "Magnus Manske" <magnusman...@googlemail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 7:33 AM Pete Forsyth <petefors...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
>
> <snipping most of Mangnus' message, which I appreciate and agree with>
>
> > If you have even minimum indications of "evil" WMF plans for Wikidata,
> > please share them! Saying "I know nothing about their plans, therefore
> they
> > must be evil" doesn't really cut it.
>
> Indeed, if that were what I was saying...that would be nuts!
>
> I do not have an opinion on the quality (or moral value, for that matter!)
> of whatever plans the senior leadership of WMF has around structured data,
> search, discovery, knowledge engines, etc.
>
> But I do find the secretive approach to planning problematic.
>
> The plans may very well turn out to be good ones (as I said in my original
> message). But that will not justify the level of secrecy we are seeing
> lately.
>
> Pete
> [[User:Peteforsyth]]
>
> >
> > >
> > > Wikidata is not a problem; but it is something that could be leveraged
> in
> > > problematic ways (and/or highly beneficial ways).
> > >
> > > I feel it is very important that we start looking at these issues from
> that
> > > perspective.
> > >
> > > -Pete
> > > [[User:Peteforsyth]]
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