[Translators-l] Thank you for Tech News & see you soon

Tomasz W. Kozłowski twkozlowski at gmail.com
Sun Aug 10 15:43:01 UTC 2014

Hello translators,
it is with great regret that I am forced to suspend my activity on
Tech News with immediate effect.

After <https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/153302/> was merged and
deployed to the Wikimedia cluster earlier today, implementing a new
protection level which prevents volunteer Wikimedians from editing
certain wiki pages, I can no longer in good conscience support the
Wikimedia Foundation.

<https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/153302/> is a change that I find
completely unacceptable. It is a change that stands in direct
contradiction to the wonderful cooperation between the Foundation and
the volunteer community that's been Tech News.

It has been a great pleasure working with you on Tech News for the
past year, but after this disgusting usurpation of power and sickening
cheek towards the community, I am forced to suspend my involvement
with Tech News.

>From now on, I will neither work on the English version of Tech News,
nor translate future issues into Polish.

If you agree with my feelings towards this change, please consider
suspending your translations of Tech News as well as other volunteer
translations you are doing for the Foundation (especially if they are
fundraising translations).

I am planning to suspend my involvement with Tech News until
<https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/153302/> is reverted but until
that day comes, I cannot volunteer my time and effort for the
Foundation any further.

The current issue of Tech News will be published by Guillaume
tomorrow, as usual. I have no information about the future issues, but
perhaps Tech News can continue without me.

Thank you for your time, and the best of luck to you all.


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