Right to fork
The right to fork from Wikimedia projects is universally recognised as an objective.
In the past we had some forks, actual (e.g. es.wiki in 2002 against ads) or threatened (e.g. de.wiki in 2011 against image censorship, later canceled).
- For obvious reasons, the Wikimedia Foundation focused on the right to fork towards it, with Wikivoyage and related heavy investments in 2012 (lawsuits and software development).
- According to some, before the License update, ensuring the right to fork was required by the GFDL.
- Values includes references to the right (or freedom) to fork via dumps availability; the unofficial User:Sue Gardner/Wikimedia Foundation Guiding Principles also has a passage.
- A lot of data is made available for download (see also the "Getting the dumps" section of Data dumps).