Wikimania05/Paper-IM1 – Wikibooks

Wikimania05/Paper-IM1 – Wikibooks

Gave my talk this morning, as I said it was “scary and exciting” being the first talk at the first Wikimania conference. We had an interesting Semantic Web session, with questions ranging from abuse of metadata to open versus closed sets of typed links. The Wikimania audio page is available.


Jimmy “Jimbo” Wales is just after giving his keynote presentations, listing his “problems”, or the things he would like to see freely available:

  1. Free the encyclopedia
  2. Free the dictionary
  3. Free the curriculum
  4. Free the music
  5. Free the arts
  6. Free the file formats
  7. Free the maps
  8. Free the product identifiers
  9. Free the TV listings
  10. Free the communities

Two more were proposed by the audience: free the search engines and free the sciences.

Edit: Ross Mayfield’s blog entry about Jimmy Wales’ talk is very comprehensive and worth reading.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close