Tag Archives: wikimediadeutschland

Towards Real Global Collaboration

avatar Mark Fonseca Rendeiro Host
avatar Dimi Dimitrov Guest
avatar Osmar Valdebenito Guest
avatar Kelsey Merkley Guest
avatar Zachary McCune Guest
avatar Felix Nartey Guest
avatar Coenraad Loubser Guest

The time may finally be upon us when the knowledge shared on the internet will NOT just be written in North America or Europe, but rather from continents like South America, Africa and Asia. In what is not just a goal but a rising reality, we will hear from several voices in the community who are looking at or celebrating this exciting shift and sharing with us the details of how this is happening. Today we will hear from: Free knowledge ambassador Dimitar Dimitrov of WMDE, Zach McCune of WMF, Kelsey Merkley of Uncommon Women, Osmar Valdebenito of Wikimedia Chile, dear friend of the podcast and global coordinator of the wikipedia library Felix Nartey, and Coenraad Loubser of Wikimedia South Africa.. all these wonderful voices talking about a new era for wikipedia and in the free knowledge world. 

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
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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!

Wikipedia to the Moon!

avatar Mark Fonseca Rendeiro
In Berlin
Host
avatar Michael Jahn
Wikimedia Deutschland
Guest

(Episode 45) Imagine you’re on your way to the moon and you’d like to bring something nice along to leave behind. Something that represents humanity and perhaps one day will be found or used by some group of beings. In the 1960’s, at the height of the space race/cold war, NASA astronauts left behind the iconic American flag. In 2017, what would you leave behind?

By Denis Schroeder (WMDE) (Own work) CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
By Denis Schroeder (WMDE) (Own work) CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

How about Wikipedia? Indeed when the PTScientists began working on their own mission to the moon, the one thing they definitely wanted to take with them — Wikipedia. But Wikipedia is huge and it is on the internet. How then should it be taken to the moon? And more importantly, what should get to go?

Today on the podcast, from the initial idea, to the process, to the final product — the story of Wikipedia to the Moon, told by one of its architects: Michael Jahn. If you’re looking for hope at the start of the new year, look no further..  listen to this!

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