[Foundation-l] Wikipedia as "pro bono" work for academics

Delphine Ménard notafishz at gmail.com
Tue May 8 15:34:35 UTC 2007

On 5/8/07, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> http://www.mazar.ca/2007/05/07/wikipedia-as-community-service/
> Much as lawyers have a certain pro bono obligation, so academics could as well.
> How to sell this one to academia?

Starting by explaining how the Wikimedia projects work, what they can
bring to it and how they can contribute?

The initiative launched last year by Wikimedia Deutschland of a
"Wikipedia Academy"[1], renewed this year and in preparation in France
could be a good start.

The idea being to invite academics to discuss with contributors and
other academics the whys, the wheres and the hows of Wikipedia.


[1] http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Academy
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