Wikimedia is in the position to work with many institutions not
committed to open access, free software etc. That's not the problem.
The position of Wikimedia movement is in such position that it's not
just about free knowledge, but about common good of the whole
humanity. And (the most of)
A chronic problem for most of the movement is a shortage of human
resources, both volunteer and paid. Hopefully the work of Aaron H. and
company on revision scoring will help us to keep more of our good-faith
newbies. I also think that the bitey-ness of some Wikimedians can be
the answer appears to be yes that Wikipedia Zero now includes Wikisource.
(It would be good to get
For what it's worth, we had a panel discussion at WMF about this, with Open
Access advocates and staff from WMF. Freely licensed video of the session
is available on YouTube. See here for video links:
One of our panelists, John Dove, wrote a follow-up
I don't really mind WMF working with closed-access publishers, if that
What I think is that we don't put the same effort indoing something with
the openaccess world: all the initiatives I know are volunteer-based.
Two pop up in my mind:
the Signalling Open Access project, aimed to put an
On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 7:13 PM, Andrea Zanni wrote:
> I don't really mind WMF working with closed-access publishers, if that
> What I think is that we don't put the same effort indoing something with
> the openaccess world: all the initiatives I know are
I felt strongly enough about Wikipedia's relationship with open access
content that I wrote about the issue.
On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 4:07 AM, Pete Forsyth wrote:
> For what
On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 1:32 PM, Milos Rancic wrote:
> May we actually stop having anything with these pest?
I dont believe we can stop using closed access journals, as that would
reduce the quality of our projects, but we can use links to them as