[Wikimedia-l] Basic income & Wikimedians

phoebe ayers phoebe.wiki at gmail.com
Thu Jan 9 19:49:56 UTC 2014

On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 11:44 AM, Mark <delirium at hackish.org> wrote:

> A basic income would remove the need for such accounting overhead, since
> one could just focus on how to best contribute to society, without having
> to worry about how to "monetize" and "own" every contribution. But absent
> such significant change, perhaps the Wikimedia movement could look more at
> how to improve at least the recognition (if not income) of significant
> contributors.

Since you mention it... :) I have a small project I'm working on to
document how academics, in particular, "count" or recognize their Wikipedia
contributions. I'm curious both about precedents -- people who have listed
wikipedia editing on their C.V. or tenure packets, for instance -- and
about tools that might make recognition of on-wiki work easier (for
instance, things like edit counters that pull out the top contributors to
an article).

If anyone has any thoughts about this I'd be glad to hear them!

-- phoebe

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