[Translators-l] Important translation request - March 2011 WMF update

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Fri Mar 11 10:05:52 UTC 2011

2011/3/11 Amir E. Aharoni <amir.aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il>:
> A few days ago i represented Wikimedia Israel at the Israeli
> Librarians Association conference. A lot of people asked me:
> "Wikimedia? But isn't it called Wikipedia, with a P?"

Hi Amir,

I agree with you, but I lost that battle a long time ago and have
given up on ever hoping for a change. See -

The Wikimedia/Wikipedia thing is just something we'll have to live
with, and in that world, using "Wikimedia" is the best way to avoid
pissing off people from the non-WP projects. On the bright side, this
is a message to the community, where the confusing branding is less of
an issue.

Erik Möller
Deputy Director, Wikimedia Foundation

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