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The Human Genome Goes Wiki

http://www.linuxinsider.com

A group of scientists aims to post thousands of entries on Wikipedia that describe the workings of individual human genes. The team realizes the potential for mischief -- anyone can change a Wikipedia article, regardless of their expertise or intent -- but were convinced by the popularity of the online encyclopedia and its volunteer overseers' general quickness.

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Once shunned by academics, Wikipedia now a teaching tool

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Wikipedia, the upstart Internet encyclopedia that most universities forbid students to use, has suddenly become a teaching tool for professors.

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A new wave of freedom

http://www.hinduonnet.com

"The new freedom movement , in software, knowledge, publishing and commerce, will change the way we think, do things and interact..."

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20 Little Known Ways to Use Wikipedia

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"Wikipedia is without a doubt, one of World Wide Web’s wonders. I myself used Wikipedia to search information on many things, from education to entertainment. There are many cool things that you can learn from the vast amount of information inside Wikipedia. Thus in this post, I have listed down 20 little known ways and tools to use Wikipedia..."

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Wikipedia, Wikia and the Future of Free Culture

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"Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipdia talks about how Wikipedia aims to give people access to the sum of human knowledge. He describes how Wikipedia is very popular across the globe. Hundreds of thousands of articles in numbers of languages. He notes how Wikipedia is a charitable organization with only 12 employees. Yet, look at the affect they have on the world. Spent $1,000,000 in 2006 - supported by small donations from people around the world. (Also gets donations of caching servers around the world.) Wales goes on to define, what he means by free access to the sum of human knowledge. “Free as in speech, not as in beer.” The Wikipedia’s license allows you the: Freedom to copy, Freedom to modify, Freedom to redistribute, Freedom to redistribute modified versions ..."

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Wikipedia, Ubuntu founders back 'open education'

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Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales and Ubuntu's Mark Shuttleworth are backing a scheme to make publicly funded education materials freely available on the Internet.

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Malicious code inserted into Wikipedia pages spreads computer virus

http://en.wikinews.org

"In an exclusive report, Wikinews has learned that on Wednesday, January 16, 2008, two users, one anonymous and the other only known as MODX added code onto Wikipedia for a computer virus known as the LoveLetter virus or the ILOVEYOU virus..."

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Wikipedia Goes Open...

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

OpenDocument, that is: The third stage, planned for mid-2008, will be the addition of the OpenDocument format for word processors to the list of export formats. "Imagine that you want to use a set of wiki articles in the classroom. By supporting the OpenDocument format, we will make it easy for educators to customize and remix content before printing and distributing it from any desktop computer," Sue Gardner explained.

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Wikipedia and Creative Commons next steps

http://creativecommons.org

"Last week the Wikimedia Foundation board took an important step toward giving Wikipedia the right to choose to migrate to a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. Credit goes to the Wikimedia Foundation and Free Software Foundation for having the wisdom and foresight to enable this progress. However, the real work has just begun..."

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CC and GFDL interoperability

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu

"Something significant has happened in the world of free licensing, Lessig has the details and a video. Apparently, an important step has been made towards interoperability between the license controlling Wikipedia articles (the GFDL v.1.2), and the CC license by-share-alike. (See also this post on the Creative Commons website)..."

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Wikipedia's Wales Goes To Africa To Encourage Participation

http://www.informationweek.com

"Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales is leading workshops in Johannesburg, South Africa, this weekend to stimulate the growth of local-language Wikipedia sites there..."

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Created by can.axis 10 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 10 years 10 weeks ago
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Wikipedia Vs Software

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

So I, along with everyone else today, got forwarded this link which shows that Wikipedia has begun its journey from an edit-focused hive of activity, to read-only archive, as people stop editing the site. As one of the larger “open” projects, it can point to possibilities in the future for other projects. It also mirrors smaller projects, and the history we discovered years ago.

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Wikipedia Takes on Google and Yahoo with its new Wikia Search

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"...Wikipedia plans to release a new search engine in December called Wikia Search. The hope being that it will be a successful rival to Google and Yahoo! The plan is for anyone with sufficient programming knowledge to contribute to its development, ultimately enhancing the search experience for the consumer..."

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Wikipedia passes two million article mark

http://en.wikinews.org

Today the English language Wikipedia passed the two million article mark. Initial reports stated that the two millionth article written was El Hormiguero, which covers a Spanish TV comedy show.

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What's New in Open Source Search?

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Some critics of existing search engine products say there is a growing need for alternatives to the proprietary search companies and the big business associated with sponsored information and ad revenue from search results. A few innovators are conducting a quest for new search engines and an alternative to the influences of ranking done by proprietary search platform.

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