Transparent Economy

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This is a proposal for a new Wikimedia sister project.
Transparent Economy
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Status of the proposal
Reasonstagnant proposal with more opposition than support; outside of realistic WMF scope
Details of the proposal
Project descriptionDocument verifiable (no original research) and neutral facts about companies and products to help consumers make choices that reflect their economic values. The kind of information should be decided by the community and evolve over time, but here is my initial thinking. For each product, where is it produced, how many workers are there, where do they reside and how well are they paid. For each company, who owns it (other companies), where is it registered, what certifications has it won (e.g. fair-trade, fair-labor, B-certification, etc) by reputable organizations, what standards does it follow and what kind of rating/grade has it obtained.
Is it a multilingual wiki?One multilingual wiki
Potential number of languagesMany languages. A company or product page should have a faithful translation into every language for which it has customers/consumers (hopefully all backed by the same semi-structured data).
Proposed taglineNone Yet
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Technical requirements
New features to requireNo new features. If possible, the data should be stored in WikiData.
Development wikiComing soon.
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Pino de Candia (talk) 3 June 2019

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  • Support Support I was surprised in a good way to see that someone has suggested this already. I think it's a good way to quickly look up a company to see how well they treat their workers and the environment. If this isn't suitable as a Wikimedia project I'd love to see it as a separate website. Varoituskartio (talk) 19:50, 5 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote oversat.svg Strong oppose - Seems like promoting a company, it is against the TOU to advertise a company. This won’t even fit into a group project in Wikipedia. Arthurfan828 (talk) 13:05, 8 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • Strong support Strong support - it only can include neutral, objetive and standard based valorations. BoldLuis (talk) 00:34, 2 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose Seems to me that this is a proposal for an advertisement space. Economical facts of a website is better in the hands of the owner himself. Arep Ticous 08:41, 9 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote oversat.svg Strong oppose - Semms like an advertisement service, clearly not WikiMedia business. Miguu (talk) 00:36, 3 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support but internet platforms like Google and Apple doesn't seems to like such idea and have deplatformed a few similar tools, if Mediawiki is to create such tool then there are extra risk to be considered. C933103 (talk) 17:56, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]