“Imagine a world where every person has free access            to the sum of all knowledge.                  That s       ...
“The ideal encyclopedia should be radical – itshould stop being safe.”                  safe.Charles Van Doren, The Idea o...
5RANK OF WIKIPEDIA IN TOP SITES, GLOBALLY
400,000,000      400 000 000NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO READ WIKIPEDIA EVERY MONTH
256            256*NUMBER OF WIKIPEDIA LANGUAGE VERSIONS
20NUMBER OF WIKIPEDIA INDIC LANGUAGE VERSIONS
0NUMBER OF DOLLARS SPENT ON ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION
0COST TO USE WIKIPEDIA
40NUMBER OF STAFF
100,000    100 000*NUMBER OF ACTIVE WIKIPEDIA EDITORS
3,555        3 555CONTRIBUTORS TO INDIC LANGUAGE WIKIPEDIAS
Global South  OUR FOCUS FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS
IndiaTHE FIRST BOOTS-ON-THE GROUND EXPERIMENT
Wikimedia IndiaTHE INDIA CHAPTER; BEING REGISTERED IN KARNATAKA
What       What*IS THE STATUS OF INDIC LANGUAGE WIKIPEDIAS?
HowWILL THESE INDIC LANGUAGE WIKIPEDIAS ACTUALLY GROW?
QuantityIS THE KEY STRATEGY OF HINDI WIKIPEDIA
BotsIS THE KEY STRATEGY OF BISHNUPRIYA MANIPURI WIKIPEDIA
QualityIS THE KEY STRATEGY OF MALAYALAM WIKIPEDIA
Growth Spurts   ARE USED BY MANY WIKIPEDIAS
Need: tech solutions*           solutions
Need: how-to awareness      how-to,
Need: open content
Need: belief and passion
And then?*    then?
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My presentation at the Computer Society of India's Annual Convention 2010 in ienterprise track. Also showed videos of wikipedia editors and animated growth from http://stats.wikimedia.org/wikimedia/animations/growth/AnimationProjectsGrowthWp.html?canvas_width=1200&canvas_height=900

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  1. 1. “Imagine a world where every person has free access to the sum of all knowledge. That s That’s our goal ” goal. WIKIMEDIA FOUNDATION
  2. 2. “The ideal encyclopedia should be radical – itshould stop being safe.” safe.Charles Van Doren, The Idea of an Encyclopedia, American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 6, No. 1
  3. 3. 5RANK OF WIKIPEDIA IN TOP SITES, GLOBALLY
  4. 4. 400,000,000 400 000 000NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO READ WIKIPEDIA EVERY MONTH
  5. 5. 256 256*NUMBER OF WIKIPEDIA LANGUAGE VERSIONS
  6. 6. 20NUMBER OF WIKIPEDIA INDIC LANGUAGE VERSIONS
  7. 7. 0NUMBER OF DOLLARS SPENT ON ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION
  8. 8. 0COST TO USE WIKIPEDIA
  9. 9. 40NUMBER OF STAFF
  10. 10. 100,000 100 000*NUMBER OF ACTIVE WIKIPEDIA EDITORS
  11. 11. 3,555 3 555CONTRIBUTORS TO INDIC LANGUAGE WIKIPEDIAS
  12. 12. Global South OUR FOCUS FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS
  13. 13. IndiaTHE FIRST BOOTS-ON-THE GROUND EXPERIMENT
  14. 14. Wikimedia IndiaTHE INDIA CHAPTER; BEING REGISTERED IN KARNATAKA
  15. 15. What What*IS THE STATUS OF INDIC LANGUAGE WIKIPEDIAS?
  16. 16. HowWILL THESE INDIC LANGUAGE WIKIPEDIAS ACTUALLY GROW?
  17. 17. QuantityIS THE KEY STRATEGY OF HINDI WIKIPEDIA
  18. 18. BotsIS THE KEY STRATEGY OF BISHNUPRIYA MANIPURI WIKIPEDIA
  19. 19. QualityIS THE KEY STRATEGY OF MALAYALAM WIKIPEDIA
  20. 20. Growth Spurts ARE USED BY MANY WIKIPEDIAS
  21. 21. Need: tech solutions* solutions
  22. 22. Need: how-to awareness how-to,
  23. 23. Need: open content
  24. 24. Need: belief and passion
  25. 25. And then?* then?

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