[Foundation-l] Tendrl to Knowino
dgerard at gmail.com
Mon Dec 20 18:31:39 UTC 2010
On 20 December 2010 17:15, MZMcBride <z at mzmcbride.com> wrote:
> Marc Riddell wrote:
>>>> On 19/12/2010 23:07, Fred Bauder wrote:
>>> There can be no viable alternative to Wikipedia.
>> This is the type of thinking that sets you up to being blindsided.
> In this case, that sounds like a feature, not a bug.
Specifically, that the only way Wikipedia will get itself any sort of
viable competitor is by allowing itself to be blindsided.
Fortunately, a proper blindsiding requires something that addresses
structural defects of Wikipedia in such a way that others can use
(One idea that was mooted on the Citizendium forums: a general,
neutral encyclopedia that is heavy on the data, using SMW or similar.
Some of the dreams of Wikidata would cover this - "infoboxes on
steroids" at a minimum. Have we made any progress on a coherent
wishlist for Wikidata?)
[And has someone trademarked Wikidata yet, or a suitable similar
concept if we're too late?]
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