Towards Wikimedia Greece


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  • a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge. The mission of the Wikimedia Foundation is to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally. The Foundation provides the essential infrastructure and an organizational framework for the support and development of multilingual wiki projects and other endeavors which serve this mission. Values: Freedom Accessibility and quality Independence Commitment to openness and diversity Transparency Acknowledges that the community is its biggest asset
  • Local chapters are self-dependent organizations that share the goals of the Wikimedia Foundation and support them within a specified geographical region. They support the Wikimedia Foundation, the Wikimedia community and the Wikimedia projects in different ways - by collecting donations, organizing local events and projects and spreading the word of Wikimedia and Free Culture. They also provide the volunteer community and potential partners and supporters with a point of contact capable of fulfilling specific local needs. note that the local chapters are independent associations with no legal control of or responsibility for the websites of the Wikimedia Foundation or vice versa.
  • Sub-national only on special status: Wikimedia Hong Kong Wikimedia Macau Wikimedia District of Columbia United States, New York City
  • Independent outreach activities: Presentations in Thessaloniki (fosscomm, greeklug) Infosystem exhibition Leaflets printed by ourselves Getting in touch with journalists
  • Get more editors Get more content Free (nd-nc not acceptable)
  • GAK Rodopis: We Installed a mediawiki and trained the director in publishing and organiseng content. The intention is to make a website where the Archives will be publishing its content there and that we will promote the site and get citizens to provide their material to the Archives or help organizing the archive, recognize persons or buildings in the photographs, provide some more information about them etc. Of course we will be getting whatever is public domain and of educational value and uploading it to Wikimedia Commons. Larisa Gallery: Persuade the mayor and the gallery to upload in Commons images of their public domain paintings they have in their gallery. This is a difficult task as even in their website the images are watermarked. Also, although the paintings are typically in public domain, museums and organisations in Greece tend to claim copyright for everything they have in their possession. Getting organisations to acknowledge the public domain status of things the own is an important task that should be also a task for the OKFN.
  • Get at first a big and a small museum Book festival if we find the funds for the booth and the leaflets and other promotional material Teachers, professors and students are the best target group for potential editors
  • Participation will come from the example of our work
  • OKFN + WM Share the same vision Okfn-gr + WM-GR = Partners
  • Towards Wikimedia Greece

    1. 1. Towards Wikimedia
    2. 2. Wikimedia Foundation 2
    3. 3. Wikimedia chaptersWikimedia chapters Incorporated local groups on national (or subnational) entities (e.g. Wikimedia Deutchland, Wikimedia France, Wikimedia Argentina)Updated movement roles (after summer 2012) Chapters Thematic Partners User Groups or Associations 3 Affiliates
    4. 4. Wikimedia chapters 4
    5. 5. Towards Wikimedia GreeceFirst idea in 2008 More online enthusiasm than workIndividual outreach activities in 2009-2010“mywikipedia” campaign in 2011 Early participation from the community Later dissapointmentIndividual outreach activities in 2011-2012More serious enthusiasm and work 5
    6. 6. Towards Wikimedia GreeceOur focus: Encouraging participation in Wikimedia projects Encouraging publication using (free) Creative Commons licenses and liberating public domain material Working with GLAMs to get archived multimedia content 6
    7. 7. Towards Wikimedia GreeceCurrent pilot projects:also: 7
    8. 8. Towards Wikimedia GreeceFuture projects:More museums or galleriesBook festivalUniversities (schools?) - Wikipedia Education Program 8
    9. 9. Towards Wikimedia GreeceFuture steps: Continue working Register as a Wikimedia User Group or Association continue working... Get more active members Fix our bylaws Register as a Wikimedia Chapter continue working... 9
    10. 10. Towards Wikimedia Greece Thank youWikimedia Greece (beta) Konstantinos Stampoulis geraki@geraki.gr10
    11. 11. Towards Wikimedia GreeceWays we work: mailing lists 11