On 21 March 2017 at 14:32, John <phoenixoverr...@gmail.com> wrote: > This reminds me of en wiki's non-free policy. > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Non-free_content_criteria#1 > highlights the point fairly clearly Usage of non-free materials is often > easier and higher quality than using the free equivalent . However > Wikimedia's mission and goal's are to support and promote free content, yes > you will need to jump thru a few more hoops and adds a little more work. > But without those driving factors we will often see the free options wither > and fail.
In general I do not think attempting to apply English Wikipedia policies to product development is particularly meaningful, given that writing an online encyclopaedia is very different from developing software. Regardless, I do not think there is anyone opposed to this ideological statement, but as I have explained in my email, ideology and reality sometimes come in to conflict. Dan -- Dan Garry Lead Product Manager, Discovery Wikimedia Foundation _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>