Good idea. I'll see what we can do in Sweden.
Lennart Guldbrandsson, ordförande för Wikimedia Sverige
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Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 11:35:47 +0000
Subject: Re: [WikiX-l] Inviting public intellectuals to write about the 10th
Yeah, Lodewijk's correct ---- I meant writers, academics and so forth.
I think Richard Stallman's great, but he's not well-known outside free
software / free culture circles, and I think the 10th anniversary is
an opportunity for us to facilitate or promote a broad public
conversation about Wikipedia's societal impact.
Media love anniversaries, because they provide a stable, predictable
hook for stories, and they offer an opportunity for think-y,
reflective pieces. So I think this is a great chance for us to
encourage smart people to reflect publicly on us, as we approach the
10th. It's particularly a good opportunity because it would be _about_
Wikipedia, rather than being just a reaction to the scandal du jour
(Wikiscanner, Wikileaks, etc).
On 29/11/2010, Lodewijk <lodewijk(a)effeietsanders.org> wrote:
Lets say that I think there are other people who
probably have a different
audience that might have a bigger effect. And indeed, after his show in
Buenos Aires, I am not so sure we should invite Stallman to this kind of
things - of course I have nothing at all against it if he writes something
though. Anyway, my remark was meant as an ironic one - forget about it, it
is no big deal :)
I think the original idea of Sue was to ask specifically "intellectuals" -
now I dont know what she meant to define with that, but I primarily
understood it to be broadly recognized intellectuals who have a status and
whose statements about Wikipedia would make a difference. Based on her
examples, I would expect that she referred to writers, academics etc. I
think that would definitely be something to embrace.
2010/11/29 Cristian Consonni <kikkocristian(a)gmail.com>
yeah, we have extremely good experiences with
Mr.Stallman :) I am sure
can write a wonderful pieces about Linux vs GNU/Linux...
I sense a disturbance in the force, Lodewijk.
In the end, you support the idea or not?
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