Hi everyone, This is my first post here. I've been responsible for some discussion at the BBC about a possible contribution to the Wikipedia project from the BBC - I think it's come up on the list too. There's no hard proposal or plan, just an ongoing discussion of the appropriate relationship of a national public service content creator and the leading free knowledge source on the net.
There's been some discussion of a 'BBC Wikipedia Club' for wannabe contributors/editors who work at the BBC, about more formally gifting content to Wikipedia and - more ambitiously - about hiring a 'Social Media Editor' to manage the corporation's relationship with Wikipedia and other open media sources. Question: would it be appropriate for one or more BBC people with an interest in collaboration to come along to the AGM? If so, should we bring a formal contribution or just sit quietly at the back? If not, is there a more appropriate forum we could get involved with? Steve Some relevant blog posts here: http://commonplatform.co.uk/index.php/2009/01/09/the-bbc-should-engage-w ith-wikipedia/ http://commonplatform.co.uk/index.php/2009/01/12/more-on-the-bbc-and-wik ipedia/ http://commonplatform.co.uk/index.php/2008/11/14/matt-mcdonnell-and-sear ch-as-a-gateway-to-the-bbc/ -- Editor, BBC Radio 4 Blog http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radio4 07768 257 570 _______________________________________________ Wikimedia UK mailing list wikimediau...@wikimedia.org http://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l WMUK: http://uk.wikimedia.org