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Introduction about Wikipedia to the NEN, the Dutch standards organisation and a slide with some issues I think are relevant about standards

Introduction about Wikipedia to the NEN, the Dutch standards organisation and a slide with some issues I think are relevant about standards

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  • 1. Wikipedia and standards A presentation for the NEN
  • 2. Wikipedia
    • Over 250 different language editions
    • 3. Content is created by volunteers
    • 4. MediaWiki is localised and internationalised by volunteers
    • 5. Many of the developers are volunteers.. the development is professionalised
    • 6. One office in the USA
    • 7. A budget that is extraordinary low
  • 8. Wikipedia II
    • Wikipedia is one of the biggest worldwide websites
    • 9. Wikipedia has sister projects that are among the best on the Internet
      • Wiktionary is the most popular lexical resource
      • 10. Wiktionary exists for many languages
    • Funding used to be done with small donations, grants have become more relevant
      • We have staff dedicated to fund raising
  • 11. Wikipedia and standards
    • Wikipedia is commited to open source, open content and open standards
    • 12. Only living languages known to ISO-639-3 are eligible for new projects
    • 13. We use the RFC for the naming of these languages, our projects
    • 14. We promote the use of the CLDR and check its data for amending and appending
  • 15. Why volunteer
    • Because you are challenged to do so
    • 16. Because it is fun
    • 17. Because the community defines and decides the strategy of the Foundation
    • 18. Because Google loves Wikipedia
    • 19. Because its information has a neutral point of view
    • 20. Because you make a difference
  • 21. Standards challenged
    • Standards and standards organisations rely on their reputation
    • 22. They have to be seen as impartial
    • 23. The reputation has been damaged by the OXML abuse
    • 24. The standards are not open; the texts are not available to all
    • 25. The need for funding hampers the adoption of adoption