On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 3:00 PM, Steve Bowbrick <steve.bowbr...@bbc.co.uk>wrote:

> 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

Hi Steve et all,

Speaking as a member of Wikimedia UK, I think this would be a fantastic
contribution to the AGM and a great start to what can hopefully be a
prosperous and fulfilling relationship between the two parties, both for
Wikimedia UK's activities and the Wikimedia's activities as a whole.

-- Paul "skenmy" Williams
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