Proposal:Re-hire Larry Sanger

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Re-hire Larry Sanger


Re-hire Larry Sanger as a Foundation employee, if his terms are acceptable to the Board.


This may help heal the largest rift in the wiki world. The Foundation should support alternative editorial models (such as Citizendium,,, etc.) so that a Wikimedia monoculture does not develop and there are always multiple alternative editorial models against which to compare and contrast. Citizendium holds a special and unique place in the universe of those alternative editorial models, so it must not be allowed to fail.

Key Questions

How much would Sanger want to come back?

Potential Costs

How much should the Foundation offer?


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