Forwarded this to the board list, and got two more personal opinions
from members. Was waiting to get permission from them to post on this
list before doing so.

Also, please keep in mind that these are personal opinions, no more or less.
Best
Bishakha

>> On 21-04-2010 21:44, Jimmy Wales wrote:
>>> On 4/21/10 12:45 PM, Ting Chen wrote:
>>>
>>>> Generally I would prefer such questions solved inside of the community

>>>> and not by the foundation. The foundation cannot and should not solve
>>>> every problem in every project. Meta or foundation-l are also places to
>>>> search for advices and ask for experiences.

>>>>
>>> This is my view as well.  And I don't think the Foundation should be
>>> seen as encouraging such projects using machine language against the
>>> interests of the community.  If they find some good way to work with

>>> google on this, that's great, but if not, that's also great.




 Subject: Re: [Board-l] Fwd: Fwd: [Wikimediaindia-l] Philosophical view on
Google translated articles  Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 20:20:53 +0200  From: Jimmy
Wales <jwa...@wikia-inc.com> <jwa...@wikia-inc.com>  Reply-To:
boar...@lists.wikimedia.org  To: boar...@lists.wikimedia.org
 I am quite concerned about the kinds of issues that Ravi raises, and
believe that machine translation is, on net, more likely to be harmful than
helpful to most communities. Bishakha, you may want to wait before posting
back to the Listserv, to get a broader view from other board members. --
Jimmy Wales Please follow me on twitter: http://twitter.com/jimmy_wales



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-------- Original Message --------

On 4/20/10 8:02 PM, Bishakha Datta wrote: > Hi all, > > This just popped up
on the Wikimedia India listserve - with a question > in caps for the
Foundation. Sue, or anyone on the board, any thoughts on > this? (specially
the question in caps). > > I just checked out
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Paid_editing. > > Best > Bishakha > >
---------- Forwarded message ---------- > From: *Ravishankar* <
ravidre...@gmail.com <mailto:ravidre...@gmail.com> <ravidre...@gmail.com>> >
Date: Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 9:19 PM > Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l]
Philosophical view on Google translated articles > To:
wikimediaindia-l <wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
> <wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>
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> > > Hi all, > > An update on the Google translated articles issue in Tamil
Wiki.
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