Le 18/03/2015 02:32, Samuel Klein a écrit :
Thanks for summarizing this, Mathias. I love the work
that has been done
so far on Wikikids, and think WMF should think about creative ways to make
such projects successful. Gathering knowledge for all audiences requires
simpler language than most wikipedias have; and building a culture of
contribution works best when there are ways for young people to contribute
Sure, I noted that the an article of the 1989 "Convention on the Rights
of the Child" looks very closed to the Wikimedia vision and mission
"Article 13 - 1. The child shall have the right to freedom of
expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart
information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either
orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other
media of the child's choice."
I don't know if it will work as a WM-hosted
project, under the current
system. This depends on whether we become more flexible in creating new and
independent communities. But we should consider all of the ways to realize
our mission, including through partners whose tools & policies &
contributor networks look very different.
The policy on Wikikids/Vikidia is very closed to the one of Wikipedia,
the novelty being just to acknowledge it could be implemented to
children content and contributions.
On tools I fully agree with you : for example I think that with some
data mining in existing "simple" content (Simple English Wikipedia,
Vikidia and Wikikids and others) to point out the best quality/fitting,
most usefull, most needed contents and articles, and then
translation/adaptation from one another of those pointed out content,
with the help of other tools and communities (such as Duolingo), we
could greatly develop the content of those existing or to come wikis.
That's only my ideas on the subject by the way.
On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 8:56 PM, Mathias Damour
> They were quite a few expressed thoughts on the 2015 Strategy - Community
> consultation that raised in a way or another the idea of a "Wikipedia for
> children". I've made some excerpt of them on the following page :
> It actually does exist and are thriving in some languages (especially in
> Dutch and French, and we actually worked for a while on [[m:Wikikids]]),
> however they seem to be also some rampant objections. The WMF may not be
> the most suited organization to host and promote such wikis, is it?