A committee member provided the following comment:
Wikipedia edition is language-based, not geographically-based. --Millosh (talk) 19:19, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
The community needs to develop an active test project; it must remain active until approval (automated statistics, recent changes). It is generally considered active if the analysis lists at least three active, not-grayed-out editors listed in the sections for the previous few months.
"Wikipedia talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Default is "no". Preferably, files should be uploaded to Commons.
If you want, you can enable local file uploading, either by any user ("yes") or by administrators only ("admin"). Notes: (1) This setting can be changed afterwards. The setting can only be "yes" or "admin" at approval if the test creates an Exemption Doctrine Policy (EDP) first. (2) Files on Commons can be used on all Wikis. (3) Uploading fair-use images is not allowed on Commons (more info). (4) Localisation to your language may be insufficient on Commons.
Hello, I live in Switzerland in the canton of Jura. In my city (Delémont), the Franche-Comté occupies an important place, but we do not have Wikipedia in that language. I managed to gather some people speaking Franche-Comte and wishing to contribute to this project. There are also other people who want to contribute in IP address. We have already started to write the most important articles on Microsoft Word.
Clerking comment. The last substantial work on the test project happened in 2014. I have not been able to find a request at SIL to approve a language code, no less a code approval. Note: Glottolog categorizes this as a dialect of Arpitan/Francoprovençal, language code frp. StevenJ81 (talk) 22:33, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
It seems, then, likely that if a group asked for a Francoprovençal Wikipedia that they would get it. This is not a dialect of any existing Wikipedia, and in that sense quite eligible for a Wikipedia. I encourage anyone interested in working in this Wikipedia to reopen this asking for an frp Wikipedia.--Prosfilaes (talk) 01:53, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
@Prosfilaes: There already is a Franco-Provençal Wikipedia; it's at w:frp:. However, this request is for Frainc-Comtou dialect, which appears to be not a dialect of Franco-Provençal, but rather a langue d'oïl that is considered a dialect of French. SIL has historically (presumably under the influence of the French government) not given codes to langues d'oïl spoken in France besides French itself. The only other langues d'oïl with ISO codes are Norman (as spoken in the Channel Islands, but not as spoken in Normandy) and Picard and Walloon (both spoken in Belgium). The ones spoken in France are therefore "officially" considered dialects of French. Unless that changes, and an ISO code is granted for Frainc-Comtou, this request will have to remain ineligible, not because frp-wp already exists, but because fr-wp does. Antony D. Green (talk) 20:14, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
I merely assumed that StevenJ81 was correct. As he said, no request for an ISO code has been made, and no ISO code will be granted until someone makes a request for one.--Prosfilaes (talk) 05:43, 4 April 2017 (UTC)