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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 <ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  • 8. Wikipedia II <ul><li>Wikipedia is one of the biggest worldwide websites
  • 9. Wikipedia has sister projects that are among the best on the Internet </li><ul><li>Wiktionary is the most popular lexical resource
  • 10. Wiktionary exists for many languages </li></ul><li>Funding used to be done with small donations, grants have become more relevant </li><ul><li>We have staff dedicated to fund raising </li></ul></ul>
  • 11. Wikipedia and standards <ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  • 15. Why volunteer <ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  • 21. Standards challenged <ul><li>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 </li></ul>

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