Comments: Wikimedia Foundation Community Petition about "governance" and "community"

To fork remains an option, despite the Wikipedia brand.

They could fork and ensure that a more democratic/co-operative management system was implemented.

Wikipedia is a public work, irrespective of who owns the domain name. The contributors, being members of the public, own the work as much as anyone. They can vote with their 'attention'.

Posted by Crosbie Fitch at April 29, 2008 03:58 AM

It's amusing that Brad Patrick considers himself a qualified and responsible individual in charge of the WMF. As far as I know, none of the current members of the WMF have any qualifications/experience/expertise with encyclopedias, journalism or managing vast realms of knowledge, prior to working for Wikipedia/Wikinews/what not. (True, there are a lot of good people on the software side).

Brad Patrick himself is a financier and businessman, from what I gather -- not quite an ideal qualification for managing a foundation geared towards the spread and dissemination of knowledge.

Posted by Vipul Naik at May 3, 2008 10:45 AM