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Wiki2Wiki: Wikimedia and the new ecosystem of knowledge

Author Erik Möller (Wikimedia Foundation)
Track Wikimedia Community
License Heckert GNU.png GNU Free Documentation License (details)
About the author
Erik Möller serves as the Executive Secretary of the Wikimedia Foundation's Board of Trustees, and is 28 years old and lives in Berlin, Germany. He has been an active editor of Wikipedia since 2001 and has also contributed to the underlying software, MediaWiki. Erik is a freelance journalist and author (Die heimliche Medienrevolution: Wie Weblogs, Wikis und freie Software die Welt verändern) and also manages wiki-related software development projects. He holds a degree in computer science. Beyond Wikimedia, he seeks to promote Free Content, Free Software, and balanced intellectual monopoly rights legislation.
Abstract
Aside from specialized expert communities such as the recently launched "Encyclopedia of Life" or the "Encyclopedia of Earth", projects like Citizendium, WikiEducator, or Wikia's family of wikis compete with or complement the knowledge offered by Wikimedia projects. How can these communities share knowledge more effectively? This talk will give an overview of some of the technological and legal challenges.
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