For those who missed it, the english Wikipedia's community, joined by the german one, had decided a 24h black-out on
Wednesday in order to protest against the now famous SOPA project. A behavior which, obviously, is totally similar to the previous and nasty
italian case. Didn't I previously say that this was the Pandora's box was opened on the Wikipedia's corruption for political purposes ? I have nothing to add to what I had written
last October, and my conclusion is still strongly topical.
This is confirmed when I can watch on the discussion on Twitter, in where I am explained without joking, in order to support the blackout, that we don't care about the founding principle of neutrality, which is reduced to the level of a "way". We don't care also that the first principle specifies that "Wipedia is an online encyclopedia. Wikipedia is not a soapbox". And that if Wikipedia is committed, contributing becomes a political action. I am politicized despite my own will.
I am very surprised, as I thought that I written for an encyclopedia project. No. In fact, I created so many tracts against the SOPA act.
This constitutes a reason to leave the project definitivly due this characteristical betrayal of the original ideal.
Ce billet est une traduction en anglais du précédent, et peut être transféré sur un autre espace (ou blog) prochainement.
This text is a translation of the previous one in english, and can be soon transferred on another space (or blog).
EDIT: Quelques traductions corrigées pour faire plaisir à pouet (et à mes autres lecteurs)