Category Archives: Wikimedia

London Beyond Sight

How do you convey the emotional attachment that Londoners have to their neighbourhood red post box? Or their local pub, park, statue or theatre? Reading the Wikipedia article about each of these things is a good start, but what you really … Continue reading

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Knowledge Engine by Wikipedia

This is a revised and updated version of an email I first wrote on the Wikimedia-l mailing list three days ago. After sustained pressure from the Wikimedia community, the formal agreement for the Knight Foundation to provide $250,000 towards year-one of the … Continue reading

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Strategy and controversy, part 2

It’s been a busy time at Wikimedia Foundation HQ since my first post in this series, summarising the several simultaneous controversies and attempting to draw a coherent connecting-line between them. The most visible change is Arnnon Geshuri agreeing to vacate his appointed seat on … Continue reading

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Strategy and controversy

Next week is Wikipedia’s 15th birthday, the first draft of the long awaited strategic plan of the Wikimedia Foundation will be published for comment, and yesterday was the start of its annual “all staff” meeting. Meanwhile… there is a battle going on at the top for … Continue reading

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A decade on Wikipedia – my 4 favourite unusual things

Recently I reached the milestone of 10 years editing Wikipedia. And what a ride it’s been… I’ve not updated this blog for several years, and lots changed in my life since then: I got married, worked for the National Library of Australia, … Continue reading

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Norman Selfe

Tomorrow the English Wikipedia biography of  Norman Selfe will be featured on the main page. Not only is Norman a fascinatingly interesting fellow, but the very fact of his biography getting to this point is the culmination of a free-culture … Continue reading

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ALRC Copyright Inquiry – Copyright in Public Domain Art

The Australian Law Reform Commission is currently undertaking a review of the Copyright Act – known as the Copyright and the Digital Economy Inquiry. The terms of reference and associated issues paper are broad and give tantalising hope that some … Continue reading

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