1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back: EU Copyright Reform

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avatar Polina Malaja
in Berlin
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avatar Dimi
in Brussels
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avatar Julia Reda
Audio from 31C3 (2014)
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6915188757_b176fbdf0f_b(Episode 42)  Today on the podcast we’re looking at the copyright reform that is being proposed by the EU commission. Of course even as I say those words, I can hear some of you clicking off, or saving this for later even if later will never come. Copyright is one of those things – it hits us in so many ways, everyday, yet often the discussions and specifics cause us to get bored or lost… amazingly something that matters so much is really hard to get excited about. But we’re daring to tackle the important on this program, with help from three voices – Polina Malaja of the Free Software Foundation Europe, Dimitar Dimitrov of the Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU, and Julia Reda, German Member of the European Parliament.

Our goal.. to look at the proposed changes to copyright in the EU and break down the who, what, and how… even some of the why. Because in the end.. these changes would impact every single one of us.

Ladies That FOSS

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avatar Julia Schuetze Guest
avatar Michael Henretti Guest

(Episode 41) On the last Sunday of October 2016 a group of curious and inspired people got together at Wikimedia Deutschland in Berlin for Ladies That FOSS; an open source hack event aimed primarily at women who want to join a free and open source software (FOSS) project but don’t know where to start.  Source Code Berlin was there to listen and observe, a unique experience that we’re excited to share with you in podcast form. So sit back, press play, and listen to  participants talking about what they’re passionate about in the world of software and programming as well as their experience and wishes when it comes to the gender gap in the tech industry.

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Taha Yasseri: When Wikipedia Bots Fight

avatar Mark Fonseca Rendeiro Host
avatar Taha Yasseri Guest

Machines fighting with machines is a classic sci-fi storyline. There has long been a fascination with what happens when intelligent machines interact with one another. What if they don’t get along?

My guest today, Taha Yasseri has been studying bots within Wikipedia for over a decade, and found that even when we’re talking about simple bots, sometimes they can get into complex fights. Why do they fight and how? Today on the program, we dig into bots that fight and what it all means for Wikipedia and the larger world of AI in our lives.

Wikipedia’s Big Beautiful World of Data Visualizations

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avatar Mahmoud Hashemi
http://hatnote.com/
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avatar Owen Cornec
http://byowen.com
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When it comes to bringing information to life and presenting it in exciting ways, some of the internet’s most beautiful work has come to us via Mahmoud Hashemi and Owen Cornec. Today on the podcast they join us to talk about their work, including the mind-blowing Listen to Wikipedia and the WikiGalaxy projects; we will hear the how and why behind making something beautiful out of large amounts of data.

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Wikipedians: Voices of a Global Movement

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avatar Jorge Vargas Guest
avatar Shani Evenstein Guest
avatar Amir Sarabadani Guest
avatar Felix Nartey Guest
avatar Gabriel Thullen Guest
avatar Maria Cruz Guest
avatar Liang-chih ShangKuan Guest
avatar Raphael Berchie Guest
avatar Jon Beasley-Murray Guest

Access, outreach, innovation, and communication are among the biggest goals that were discussed at this year’s Wikimania conference in Esino Lario, Italy. Goals that are having impact right now in many different parts of the world, as well as being goals that will help make a better future when it comes to how individuals interact with wikipedia in the years to come.

photo by Niccolò Caranti CC-BY-SA 4.0
photo by Niccolò Caranti CC-BY-SA 4.0

On today’s program we will hear from wikipedians from several continents who gathered together this summer to work on their projects. These are just a few of the hundreds of talented voices present at this year’s global gathering, Wikimania 2016.

Listening to Wikimania 2016

avatar Mark Fonseca Rendeiro
in Esino Lario, Italy
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avatar Catherine de Senarclens
in Esino Lario, Italy
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avatar Marta Pigazzini
in Esino Lario, Italy
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avatar Flaminio Francisci
in Esino Lario, Italy
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avatar Quim Gil
in Esino Lario, Italy
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avatar Doc James Heilman
in Esino Lario, Italy
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What happens when 1000 wikimedians come stay in a small Italian village high in the mountains? What happens when you combine nature, a global gathering, and the world’s most beloved source of knowledge? This summer, the people of Esino Lario and participants of Wikimania 2016 dared to find out. This is the story of how and why it happenned as well as what the result was.

Image by Vincent Plisson CC-BY-SA 4.0
Image by Vincent Plisson CC-BY-SA 4.0

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Note: In Part II of this series we will delve further into questions about Wikidata, Wikipedia and Education, Wikipedia Zero and beyond with even more guests. So subscribe and become a listener of SCB… this would also make Mark very happy. 

Wikipedia, Doctors, and The Future of Medicine

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avatar Amin Azzam
California, USA
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avatar Mikael Haggström
Sweden
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What happens when Wikipedia becomes part of the curriculum in medical school? Or when doctors and health researchers start publishing their work in open access wiki-based journals? Today on the podcast we hear from pioneers in the areas of medical education and publishing to help understand how the doctor-patient relationship is changing in a very significant way, thanks in large part to wikipedia.

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SCB35 The Global Innovation Gathering: Being the Change

avatar Mark Fonseca Rendeiro Host

Almost 10 years ago we began to see the founding of creative spaces made up of members who had a common interest in tinkering, creating, and sharing their ideas under one roof. Some of these were known as hacker spaces, others took up titles like Maker Space or Innovation hub. These places generated a modest amount of attention, primarily from the tech community, occasionally from the business community, and often- they were ignored or demonized by national governments. Over the years, more and more spaces emerged, under different names, in different corners of the planet, often thanks to inspiration from another such hub. Occasionally a high profile story from some hub somewhere in the world would get some well deserved attention and of course there would sometimes be an inspiring keynote speech from a hub-trepeneur at a conference. One such conference, now in its tenth year, is Berlin’s very own Re:publica conference, which covers the internet, politics, the media, and society. It was here that a global movement would discover itself, helping transform the lives of its participants as well as people back home, wherever home may be.

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  • GIG
  • Re:publicaTEN
  • Too many guests, spaces, and projects to link in one place… use the GIG website 🙂 

Travel Writing, Wikivoyage, and the Future of Guides

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avatar Sean Connolly
Bogota, Colombia
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avatar Andrew Wulf
Buffalo, New York, USA
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avatar John Perry
Iowa, USA
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Today on the program we scan the travel writing horizon for answers to these questions. With help from veteran travel writer Sean Connolly, and Wikivoyage writers Andrew Wulf and John Perry.  Its the travel guide edition, and once you’ve heard it you may never travel the same way again.

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Emily Temple-Wood: The Gender Gap

avatar Mark Fonseca Rendeiro Host
avatar Emily Temple-Wood
Chicago, IL. USA
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painting by William H. Johnson courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution (Public Domain)

Her campaign to add hundreds more women scientists to wikipedia has inspired volunteers and supporters around the world.. their issue: the content gap, especially when it comes to gender. This personal mission turned global movement has also become an institutional concern.. to address the longstanding gap in content about women who have made major contributions to the field of science and well beyond.
We’re minding the gap and cheering for change with Emily Temple-Wood, today on Source Code Berlin.

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Source Code Berlin looks into creativity and innovation in fields related to open source technology in Berlin in form of bi-weekly podcast, events and tech videos.