Voices from the Wikimedia Diversity Conference

avatar Mark Fonseca Rendeiro Host
avatar Sara Mörtsell Guest
avatar Felix Nartey Guest
avatar Walaa Abdel Manaem Guest
avatar Rosie Stephenson-Goodnight Guest
avatar Eddie Avila Guest
avatar Rebecca O'Neill Guest
avatar Venus Guest

What does diversity mean to members of the Wikimedia Community from virtually every corner of the world? What does it include? What are the challenges and the benefits that diversity brings to this movement? Today on the podcast, we’re in Stockholm listening to the talented and passionate voices at the Wikimedia Diversity Conference.

Photo by Jonatan Svensson Glad CC-BY-SA 4.0

Danger Ahead: Countdown to EU Copyright Reform

avatar Mark Fonseca Rendeiro Host
avatar Christopher Clay
Conversation @SHA2017
Guest
avatar Julia Reda
Excerpt from a talk @CopyCamp Warsaw
Guest
avatar Dr. Till Kreutzer
Excerpt from a talk @CopyCamp Warsaw
Guest

Today on the podcast we will take another plunge into the murky waters of copyright in the EU and look at the radical changes that seem to be a done deal…  with help from Christopher Clay… a researcher, veteran of the EU policy scene who handles communication for MEP Julia Reda.  We will also listen to excerpts from a talk by both Julia Reda and Till Kreutzer on copyright reform given just last week at CopyCamp Warsaw.

Although we’ve done shows on copyright before, this one comes in as the clock is ticking away, major copyright reform will be here in a matter of weeks if not days.. what will it mean? What can be done? That’s all today on the podcast.

David Richfield: The Power of Wikimania

avatar Mark Fonseca Rendeiro Host
avatar David Richfield Guest

The summer may be over, but the memorable events and the inspiring ideas of the past few months carry on in the months and perhaps even years to come.

On our last episode we previewed the topics and goals of Wikimania 2017 in Montreal. Today, several weeks after the event, we look back at how it went and what it might mean for the future of the movement.  We do so with help from legendary Wikimedian David Richfield, who was not only in Montreal experiencing it all, he is also one of the people behind next years global gathering in Cape Town!

Ideas and Objectives from Wikimania 2017

avatar Mark Fonseca Rendeiro Host
avatar Asaf Bartov
in Montreal
Guest
avatar Cornelius Kibelka
Quebec, Canada
Guest

It is time once again for the annual gathering that brings together wikipedians and free knowledge enthusiasts from across the globe to discuss projects and issues that are relevant to the present and future of the most widely used internet resource on the planet.

Photo by Ezarate CC-BY-SA 4.0

Today on the podcast, we’re talking about the interesting themes and a few specific issues from Wikimania 2017 in Montreal, with help from two great voices, Asaf Bartov and Cornelius Kibelka. Together we will hear about the significance of this particular gathering and some of the major projects getting the spotlight this year.

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Rethinking The New User Experience

avatar Mark Fonseca Rendeiro Host
avatar Jake Orlowitz Guest
avatar Sneha Narayan Guest

Being the newbie in any online community can be a daunting experience that can either go well or terribly depending on an array of technical and social factors. In the Wikipedia ecosystem, stimulating and keeping new editors has long been a topic of interest for both the present and the future of this beloved resource.

This was part of the inspiration that led to a research experiment entitled “The Wikipedia Adventure”, where new users got to try out a gamified version of the first time editor experience, the subject of much discussion around the internet. Today on the podcast its the Wikipedia Adventure, with researchers Sneha Narayan and Jake Orlowitz.

Correction from Sneha: I misspoke a little around the 5 minute mark – I claim Wikipedia’s sharp growth in editors happened about 4 years after it actually did. Oops! In reality, the community gained a lot of contributors starting in 2003, peaked in 2007, and then began to slowly decline.

Global Innovation Gathering: From Berlin With Love

avatar Mark Fonseca Rendeiro
In Berlin, Germany
Host
avatar Geraldine De Bastion Guest

We’re back again with a Global Innovation Gathering edition of the podcast, as the global network becomes an organization, and the cross section of projects moves from theoretical to practical. 2017 is a momentous year for this group of people and the work they are passionate about, and I had the good fortune of being with them and getting to hear all about it.

Photo by Jay Fajardo

Sunil Abraham: The State is Back!

avatar Mark Fonseca Rendeiro
In Berlin
Host
avatar Sunil Abraham Guest

The State is Back! — Thats how Sunil Abraham begins today’s conversation on society, the internet and free knowledge. What is a movement to do when it can no longer rely on governments or corportations to defend people’s privacy and rights… listen to the Executive Director of the Center for Internet and Society – and find out!

Katherine Maher: Beyond the Encyclopedia

avatar Mark Fonseca Rendeiro
At the Wikimedia Conference 2017
Host
avatar Katherine Maher
In Berlin, Germany
Guest

In June of 2016 Katherine Maher became executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation and almost immediately there was a renewed spirit of excitement and positivity about the future of the movement. Over the past 10 months this energy has continued to flow, reaching more corners of the planet and the vast array of ideas and projects within the wikiverse.

Original photo of Katherine by VGrigas (WMF) CC-BY-SA 3.0

Today, on a special extended edition of the program, we spend the hour with Katherine Maher, to hear observations, experiences and what her hopes are for the future when it comes to Free Knowledge and this global movement of volunteers that has already achieved so much

Wikimedia Conference 2017: The Future of Free Knowledge

avatar Mark Fonseca Rendeiro
Recorded live at Wikimedia Conference 2017 - Berlin
Host
avatar Juliet Barbara Guest
avatar Shani Evenstein Guest
avatar Cornelius Kibelka Guest
avatar Andrew Lih Guest
avatar Adele Vrana Guest
avatar Sarmad Said Yaseen Guest

A few weeks ago, as spring made itself felt in Berlin, I had the privilege of attending a gathering of dedicated individuals from around the world, who came together for one over arching purpose  beyond the many specific projects they are busy with — the future of Free Knowledge.. and with that.. a path forward for the global movement known as Wikimedia.

Image by Oxana Baerbach CC-BY-SA 4.0

The event is entitled, the Wikimedia Conference 2017 and today you’re going to hear the big questions and ideas that were taken on and mulled over with the needs and realities of future generations in mind. In a time when so many might feel very cynical about the world and cooperation across borders & cultures, we’re going to hear about a future filled with not only possibility, but also progress. Today on the program, experience a spirit of dedication and possibility at the Wikimedia Conference 2017.

The Creative Commons Search We’ve Been Waiting For

avatar Mark Fonseca Rendeiro Host
avatar Ryan Merkley Guest

The first version of the creative commons license was released in 2002. Since then the number of content making use of CC is thought to be over 1 billion. Unfortunately searching through this content has been a fragmented, limited, harrowing task. Until now.

Screenshot 2017-03-15 11.05.04Today on the program, Creative Commons CEO Ryan Merkley presents the front door to the world of Commons: CC Search.

Show includes clips of Ryan Merkley and Lawrence Lessig during a panel discussion at Creative Commons Korea (Nov. 2015).

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