[Wikimedia-l] Creating Wikikultur

Mathieu Stumpf psychoslave at culture-libre.org
Tue Nov 27 16:37:04 UTC 2012

Hello, I just added this proposition : 

Here is the summary :
Currently there are still some digital works which can not be published 
on a wikimedia projects, because none of them have the right editorial 
guideline to host them. Things like original poetry, songs, essays, 
theses, novels, etc., wether they were already previously published or 

It would be great to see wikimedia launch a project to host this kind 
of works.

The no original research for wikipedia is understable and very 
important of course. Now what's relevant for an encyclopedia may not fit 
others projects which need different editorial guidelines. In existing 
projects Wikibooks is too pedagogic works oriented, and wikisource won't 
accept works which were not previously published elsewhere.

Moreover, one may argue that it would be a good way to softly evacuate 
originals works from wikipedia, with a message like "your contribution 
contains original claims, wikipedia is not the place to publish this 
kind of content, but you could share your original work on wikikultur". 
Then eventualy, the wikipedia article could use wikikultur arcticles as 
references. This would give access to authoring information (eventually 
anonymous/IP claims), and all avantages of a free/libre work on a wiki. 
For example, we may have statistics on articles, so we can check if it's 
not used as a reference of an over represented point of view in an 
wikipedia article.

On artistics topics, I think it would really help to boost the 
free-libre culture movement to have a place where every artists can 
directly experiment what it means to share and build together, with an 
audience intertwinned with other mediawiki projects.


It looks like other proposed projects would be included in such a 
project, like Wikiessay (I just discovered and I'm gonna read others 
projects description, sorry), but others aspect don't seem - at first 
glance - to be covered, like artistics topics.

Kind regards,

Association Culture-Libre

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