A nice draft. you might want to add "collaborative, editable,
versioned, multilingual, annotated" database of all published "works"
(you may want more than just books).
To Lars and DGG: OL is doing just fine for some definitions of the
terms involved. But it needs ways for crowds to help, and larger
crowds helping. Short pithy statements about 'a universal library'
and how this will help research, education, and other projects will
To general skepticism that Wikimedia should consider trying to
collaborate with or help other projects that are doing 'just fine on
their own' : helping others learn what we have learned is a good way
to improve the world of free knowledge. Most projects struggle with
some of the elements of public collaboration that have come switfly to
Wikipedia. [and vice versa: there are many things our projects can
learn from others, if we develop better relationships of sharing ideas
and expertise without sticking on points where we disagree]
On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 4:40 PM, Mary Murrell<murrell(a)berkeley.edu> wrote:
> I totally dig it.
>> I started a proposal on the Strategy Wiki:
>> IMO this should be a join project between Openlibrary and Wikimedia.
>> Both have an interest and a capacity to work on this.
>> http://www.non-violence.org/ | Site collaboratif sur la non-violence
>> http://www.forget-me.net/ | Alternatives sur le Net
>> http://fr.wikisource.org/ | Bibliothèque libre
>> http://wikilivres.info | Documents libres
>> Ol-discuss mailing list
> Ol-discuss mailing list
Being that it was a topic of rousing discussion here last week, Wikimedians
may be interested in a brief summary of the Omidyar/Wikimedia/Wikia
connection, as authored by me and published by the non-profit, Internet
I wasn't there, but I'll echo Erik, Ting and Jerry - from everything
I've read, the organizers did a great job and really represented the
Wikimedia community well. Thanks for your hard work and
congratulations on a job well done.
We'll have our weekly office hours today (September 1, 2009) from
20:00-21:00 UTC on #wikimedia-strategy. Details at:
I suspect we'll have lots to talk about after a really great Wikimania.
Eugene Eric Kim ................................ http://xri.net/=eekim
Blue Oxen Associates ........................ http://www.blueoxen.com/
Omidyar Network Commits $2 Million Grant to Wikimedia Foundation
SAN FRANCISCO and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ --
Omidyar Network today announced a grant of up to $2 million over two
years to the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that
operates Wikipedia, one of the world's top 5 most visited websites.
The Wikimedia Foundation has also appointed Matt Halprin, a partner at
Omidyar Network, to its Board of Trustees.
The grant will support Wikimedia's key goals: to bring free
educational content to every person on the planet, to engage and
empower more people to author that content and to continually increase
the quality and breadth of the information provided through
"We are very grateful for Omidyar Network's support. I am also
delighted to have Matt joining us," said Michael Snow, chair of the
Wikimedia Foundation Board. "His extensive experience with online
communities, trust, and reputation, will make him an excellent
addition to our Board. Matt also has a background in strategy
development, which will be particularly useful for us as we embark on
the collaborative strategy development project, Wikimedia's top
priority for the coming year."
"The Wikimedia Foundation is a critical player in the growing social
movement toward greater transparency and openness. I am honored to be
serving on the Foundation's board," said Matt Halprin, Partner,
Omidyar Network. "Wikipedia reaches and engages millions of people
every day, enabling information sharing in a collaborative, online
platform. Omidyar Network sees great potential in Wikipedia as it
continues to expand in emerging geographies, where this social impact
will be magnified even further."
Before joining Omidyar Network, Halprin was most recently Vice
President of Global Trust and Safety at eBay. Prior to eBay, Halprin
served as a Partner and Vice President at the Boston Consulting Group,
where he worked with technology clients on strategy issues.
In addition to direct financial support, Omidyar Network will dedicate
internal resources and engage its network to support Wikimedia's
strategic planning process, communications work, and recruiting.
20 years ago on 27 august 1989, 700 000 of moldovans (of a 4 millions
popoulation) went to the center of Chișinău (the capital of Moldova) to the
*Piața Marii Adunări Naționale*, the biggest square in the city, and shout
"limbă alfabet" (language and the alphabet) and for country independence,
that event is called "Great National Assembly" (Marea Adunare Națională)
which declared it's language "Moldavian" and it's script "LATIN".
(here are a documental movie about this event
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BSfmhLOxO0, in the 4th part you can find
Please respect that wish and delete the cyrllic mo.wikipedia.org that claims
to be our language, and remove/change the name of our language written in
cyrllic "Молдовеняскэ" on your first page wikipedia.org.
Thank you wikipedia.