I've replied to Ian volunteering to be interviewed, as no one else has expressed an interest.
I'll let you know what he comes back with - sounds interesting! On Jun 25, 5:56 pm, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dal...@gmail.com> wrote: > 2009/6/25 geni <geni...@gmail.com>: > > > > > 2009/6/25 Thomas Dalton <thomas.dal...@gmail.com>: > >> 2009/6/25 Michael Peel <em...@mikepeel.net>: > >>>> From: Ian Hawkins <ian.hawk...@gmail.com> > >>>> It's rare to find anything other than top-down structures in business, > >>>> banking, the media, education etc. I wondered if Wikipedia is a great > >>>> example of a more open and democratic structure. > > >> Controversial topic! Wikipedians can't generally agree on how > >> democratic Wikipedia is currently or how democratic it should be in > >> the future. Doing justice to the topic will probably take longer than > >> the couple of minutes I expect he's after. Personally, I wouldn't want > >> to step on that particular ants nest without doing justice to it, so > >> I'm afraid I will decline. > > > Might be worth emailing him to point out that per policy wikipedia is > > not a democracy and see if he realises what he is getting into. > > Yes, I agree. We should let him know that the answer isn't going to be > anything simple. > > (If anyone is interested in this topic, there is a discussion on the > future governance of Wikipedia going on here: > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Giano/The_future > > The discussion is focuses around deciding if we need to have a more > formal discussion about the issues. [Don't be frightened away by the > fact that it is in Giano's userspace, it's being held with an amazing > amount of maturity and courtesy by all parties.]) > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia UK mailing list > wikimediau...@wikimedia.orghttp://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l > WMUK:http://uk.wikimedia.org _______________________________________________ Wikimedia UK mailing list wikimediau...@wikimedia.org http://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l WMUK: http://uk.wikimedia.org