I agree that we should welcome a broad range of collaborative communities
to the local Wiknics, especially other free/open projects like
OpenStreetMap.

Start a Wiknic for your city, in your local park!

Thanks,
Pharos

On Sat, Jun 13, 2015 at 2:14 PM, Rob Schnautz <bobthewikiped...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> I am not saying Google shares this goal, but that contributors to its maps
> share our goal. People adding road names and speed limits are working
> toward free and open knowledge just as we do. And like I said, the list is
> by no means comprehensive. I only listed a few I contribute to myself.
>
> Rob
>
> On Sat, Jun 13, 2015, 07:54 Mike Dupont <jamesmikedup...@googlemail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi there,
>> I would like express concern about the goals of wikipedia.
>>
>> if you look at the blurb at the top of the wikipedia article about
>> itself : """Wikipedia is a free-access, free-content Internet
>> encyclopedia, supported and hosted by the non-profit Wikimedia
>> Foundation."""
>>
>> Now how many of the sites you mentioned are free-access and
>> free-content. I think many are not free content.
>>
>> Google map maker, sharing a common goal seems strange to me, I always
>> thought that the goal of wikipedia is is create an unburdened source
>> of knowledge, and google's goal is to sell advertising via restrictive
>> licensing of all contributions.
>>
>> Btw, did you forget openstreetmap?
>>
>> So, I agree we might want to try and advertise to other people
>> contributing to non free-content websites and try and sell them on the
>> merits of supporting the freedom of content vs the locking down of
>> content.
>>
>> mike
>>
>>
>>
>> On 6/12/15, Rob Schnautz <bobthewikiped...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hey y'all! Been forever since I've been active on a Wikimedia-based
>> site,
>> > though I have been active in other free and open knowledge movements. I
>> > think it would be neat to try to do joint meetups with editors of other
>> > sites. Here are a few that share our common goals, but this certainly is
>> > only a small spectrum:
>> >
>> > Wikia
>> > iNaturalist
>> > Google Mapmaker
>> > Waze Map Editor
>> > GasBuddy
>> > IMDB
>> >
>> > This could be a great way to cross-pollinate ideas and even editors.
>> >
>> > Rob
>> >
>> > On Thu, Jun 11, 2015, 23:27 Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi all,
>> >>
>> >> Wiknic is Wikipedia's annual community picnic. For those of us who are
>> in
>> >> parts of the world where the current season is summer, we usually
>> >> celebrate
>> >> Wiknic in June or July. Wiknic started in the United States, and I'm
>> told
>> >> that the idea has spread to other countries with diverse languages
>> >> including the Netherlands, Israel, and France. This year's suggested
>> >> Wiknic
>> >> dates are Sunday, July 5th or Saturday, July 25th.
>> >>
>> >> So, organize or join a Wiknic in your area!
>> >>
>> >> You might also consider inviting members of other open source,
>> technology
>> >> enthusiast, and public service communities to join you at Wiknic. We
>> are
>> >> doing this in Cascadia Wikimedians.
>> >>
>> >> More information about Wiknic is available at
>> >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wiknic
>> >>
>> >> Photos from a few of last year's Wiknics made it to Commons. See
>> >> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wiknic_2014
>> >>
>> >> Have fun,
>> >>
>> >> Pine
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