User:Lionel Scheepmans/Wikimedia Presentation

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Wikipédia, history and prehistory[edit]

The Universal bibliographic directory : a « Google » around 1900

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Paul Otlet's vision in Traité de documentation (1934 p.435)

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The rise of the personal computer (1981)

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Free software movement initiation by Richard Stallman (1983)

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Internet creation (1961 - 1992)

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Wiki invention by Ward Cunningham (1995)

Wikipédia creation by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger (2001)

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The diminution of editor's participations

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The augmentation of article's quality
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How works Wikipedia ?[edit]

Pillars, policies and guidelines

Lack of awareness or notoriety, unpublished work, dictionary content and so on ... ☒N
Encyclopaedic content Green tickY

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Auto-promotion, hidden advertisement, fanaticism... ☒N
Neutral point of view Green tickY

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Copyrighted content or incompatibility with free license ... ☒N
Respect of the licence Green tickY


Lack of etiquette, personal attacks, insults ... ☒N
Civility Green tickY

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Content without reference to a recognized source of information ☒N
Verifiability Green tickY


Control tools

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Recents changes

Who builds the encyclopedia ?[edit]


The Wikimédia Fondation[edit]

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Wikipedia is written by volunteer editors and hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization that also hosts a range of other volunteer projects:

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10 persons on the board (2014)
24 persons on the board of trustees (2014)
224 employés (2014)
41 National associations with 1 to 70 employees (2014)
6 701 913 registered users and potentially actives on Meta - Wiki

The issue of Wikimedia Foundation[edit]

Be an Expert on Anything
Stephen Colbert in Wired Magazine (August 2006).

Wikipedia – an unplanned miracle
Clay Shirky in The gardien (14 January 2011).

"The struggle between proprietary software and free software was the kick-off of the central conflict of the time. [...] From this struggle will depend civilized or barbaric exit of capitalism."
André Gorz in Le travail dans la sortie du capitalisme (2008)

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And you ? Are you interested to contribute and share the Wikimedia's vision of the world ?

Others useful links in context of a Wikimedia activities presentation[edit]

Pdf and other text & image file :

Video :