Requests for new languages/Wikisource Belorussian

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Belorussian Wikisource[edit]

main page Requests for new languages (Wikisource Belorussian)
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This decision was taken by the language committee in accordance with the Language proposal policy based on the discussion on this page.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

The Language Committee members refuse to invest their time and work on any of the two Belarusian Communities until they start to peacefully co-operate with each other as all wmf entities are expected to do. --Bèrto 'd Sèra 21:01, 15 June 2007 (UTC)
Proposal summary
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Arguments in favour[edit]

  • Belorussian language has a developed culture, including literature, and should have its own Wikisource. This Wikisource will also be useful for studies of Belorussian cuture, laws, language, and I hope this project can unite all Belorussians despite of their political views, and work with this project can lessen the contradictions in Belorussian Internet-society. --Yaroslav Zolotaryov 14:33, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Arguments against[edit]

  • {{oppose}}: Please start inserting new texts at the http://wikisource.org/wiki/ and categorize it properly; See also http://wikisource.org/wiki/Wikisource:Language_domain_requests/Rules_for_voting. 555 11:00, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
    • We already do this, see RC of wikisource.org. But we use this place too, for attract more attention to the Belorussian problems and maybe gain more contributors to the test Wikisource. --Yaroslav Zolotaryov 12:54, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
      • Yes, I see it. But please remeber to categorize all of these pages using a category specifc to the belorussian language. I'm removing the oppose due to this (I don't have anything against this language, I only need to all going to be done orderly) 555 23:55, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

General discussion[edit]

  • Since this wikisource edition should be a collection of original text in whatever orthography they have been originally written, I sincerely hope that this project will unite the two camps which currently run separate wikipedia editions (be: and be-x-old:) --Johannes Rohr 22:13, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
  • PS: I don't know about Belarusian copyright law - Are the works of Janka Kupala already in the public domain? IIRC, according to German law, this takes 70 years after the author's death. What are the regulations in Belarus? --Johannes Rohr 22:20, 24 April 2007 (UTC)