[Foundation-l] The de:wp book as propaganda for free content

geni geniice at gmail.com
Thu Apr 24 00:51:06 UTC 2008

2008/4/24 David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com>:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4zDxObMQg8
>  That's the AP Money Minute. The end segment introduces that audience
>  to copyleft content as a commercial idea.
>  (they call it "wikipedia dot com" and the video is a lingering pan
>  over the English Wikipedia home page, but anyway ...)
>  The book is not only good for spreading the information in the book.
>  It's acting as propaganda for free content.

Technically OpenCola managed that but I don't think it helped Opencola
very much.

But da the stress on the free as in speech part is useful yes. We are
not short of people reporting that we are free as in beer but free as
in speech isn't as covered as much. Commercial products would appear
to be one way to try and address that.

>  (I'm still amazed how MAINSTREAM FAMOUS our little encyclopedia
>  project is. What?)

Media fascination with second life about a year? back suggests that
internet events get more coverage than they actualy warrent.

On the other hand even with google dropping us down a bit in their
search results you can't use the internet outside china without
running into wikipedia.


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