Nen Introduction

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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

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Nen Introduction

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

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