Why Wikipedia is Important to the Future of the Arabic Language Internet by Wikimedia

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Why Wikipedia is Important to the Future of the Arabic Language Internet

ArabNet Digital Summit 2012, March 27 - 31. Forum Day II, March 30, "Why Wikipedia is Important to the Future of the Arabic Language Internet"; Barry Newstead, Cheif Global Development Officer, Wikimedia Foundation

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Why Wikipedia is Important to the Future of the Arabic Language Internet by Wikimedia

  1. 1. A bit about Wikipedia and why it is importantfor the Arabic language region Barry Newstead @bazanews Arabnet Digital Summit, Beirut 29 March 2012 WIKIMEDIA! FOUNDATION
  2. 2. VisionA world in which every singlehuman being can freely share inthe sum of all knowledge `
  3. 3. Wikimedia!stats:!#5!on!the!web Monthly!unique!visitors 480,000,000 Articles!available 21,000,000+ Photo!and!A/V!Media ! 12,000,000+ files!available Contributors!to ! Wikipedia!since ! 1,482,824 inception Active!contributors!each ! 88,500 monthSource:!stats.wikimedia.org,!January!2012
  4. 4. Why!Wikipedia!has!worked: (at!least)!4!innovations
  5. 5. 1.!An!Internet!with!no!limitsBy!United!States!Air!Force!photo!by!Senior!Airman!Joshua!Strang![Public!domain],!via!Wikimedia!Commons
  6. 6. 2.!Anyone!can!editBy!Tinucherian!(Tinucherian)![GFDL!(www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)!or!CC"BY"3.0!(www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], !via!Wikimedia!Commons
  7. 7. 3.!Five!simple!rules:!Encyclopedia,!neutral!point !of!view,!free,!respectful!interaction,!no!firm!rules!By!Rudolf!Bruner"Dvořák!(1864!"!1921)![Public!domain],!via!Wikimedia!Commons
  8. 8. 4.!Free!as!in!ice!cream!(with!no!ads)...and! as!in!freedomBy!Tudokin!(Own!work)![CC"BY"SA"3.0!(www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by"sa/3.0)],!via! By!Ramy!Raoof!(Love..Freedom)![CC"BY"2.0!(www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], By!Julian!Fong!(Natural!Viagra)![CC"BY"SA"2.0! !Wikimedia!Commons via!Wikimedia!Commons (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by"sa/2.0)],!via!Wikimedia!Commons
  9. 9. Some!useful!lessons
  10. 10. Our!community!demonstrates!the!power!of!people! to!do!great!things!togetherBy!Lilian!Wagdy!(DSC_9245!!Uploaded!by!The!Egyptian!Liberal)![CC"BY"2.0!(www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)],!via!Wikimedia!Commons
  11. 11. Our!approach!to!copyright!challenges!traditional!notions! of!knowledge!production Creative!Commons!Deed CC"BY"SA!3.0 You!are!free: to!Share to!Remix Under!the!following!conditions: Attribution Share!AlikeComplete!license!is!here:!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Text_of_Creative_Commons_Attribution"ShareAlike_3.0_Unported_License
  12. 12. We!are!a!beacon!for!the!open!Internet...!By!The!Opte!Project![CC"BY"2.5!(www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)],!via!Wikimedia!Commons
  13. 13. ...and!we!are!committing!to!defending!the!Open!Internet
  14. 14. Why!the!Arabic!world!needs!a ! strong!Arabic!Wikipedia!...
  15. 15. Two!reasons!to!do!it:!Restore!historical!role!as!a! knowledge!sharing!culture....By!Jeff!Dahl![Public!domain],!via!Wikimedia!Commons
  16. 16. Give!these!children!the!gift!of!knowledge
  17. 17. Arabic!Wikipedia!is!in!your!hands...● please!contribute

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