On 15 Feb 2018, at 19.36, Adam Wight 
<awi...@wikimedia.org<mailto:awi...@wikimedia.org>> wrote:
Punk rock!  These consultants seem to actually understand what we’re about, and 
the report is a great collaboration all around.  The heavy use of actual 
Wikimedians’ quotes lets us tell our own story.  The recommendations on page 31 
look right to me personally, and are “actionable”.

The recommendations are very good. Lately, however,

I have been thinking that maybe we in the Wikimedia movement should take even 
greater role in the attempt to protect free access to knowledge? I am not sure 
if this is clear in our current 2030 strategy.

For instance, we could invest in and increase the visibility of some other 
successful Wikimedia projects, than the Wikipedia (and Wikidata).

Wiktionary is one of these. It is not very well known although widely used, 
especially as a source for other services. This is simply because we do not 
have a easy to use UI to the service. Webxicon.org<http://Webxicon.org> [1] is 
and example of a third party service using the Wiktionary data. No doubt, it is 
more user friendly than our own Wiktionary [2]. Designing new UI and promoting 
Wiktionary would also emphasise our global nature and respect of different 
cultures and languages.

Another field were we could play a bigger role is the Open Educational 
Resources (OER). Wikipedia is the world largest OER repository but there is 
also a need for free and open digital school materials (previously known as 
textbooks) in all the languages of the world. We have Wikibooks and Wikiversity 
to develop these, but again, because of their poor usability they have not 
become THE places to create learning materials in large scale. Services to 
create and share free and open educational materials, that are replacing 
textbooks, could be one area to improved our products.

I am afraid that in the future there is more work to do in the field of free 
and open knowledge, than what we are able to imagine today. Therefore, I think 
we should rather expand than to focus on a single encyclopaedia — in practice 
to have more (great) products.

- Teemu

[1] http://webxicon.org
[2] https://en.wiktionary.org/
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