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FSFE Fellowship Interview with Timo Jyrinki

http://blogs.fsfe.org

In addition to being the friendly media face of Wikipedia Finland, the team contact for Ubuntu Finland and founder of local advocacy project Vapaa Suomi (Libre Finland), Timo Jyrinki has been involved as an active developer and translator for a wide range of Free Software organisations such as FSFE, Debian, GNOME and Openmoko. He has worked on computer graphics for much of his life, with a particular interest in human-computer interaction, and spends a lot of his current time making improvements to embedded systems.

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Wikipedia: experts are us

http://mondediplo.com

"Wikipedia’s egalitarian ethic and cooperative process have led to accusations that ‘verifiability’ is replacing accuracy. But expertise is alive and well on the online encyclopaedia – as long as you know where to look..."

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Orange forms world’s first mobile and internet partnership with the Wikimedia Foundation

http://wikimediafoundation.org

"Orange and the Wikimedia Foundation today announced a wide-ranging strategic partnership designed to mutually benefit each organization’s users by extending the way people can access free knowledge..." -- Is Microsoft

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the voting has begun -- and if you're in the wikipedia world, please participate

http://www.lessig.org

"I can't begin to describe how rewarding it is to see the voting start on the question whether WIkipedia should exercise an option granted to it by the Free Software Foundation to relicense Wikipedia under the CC-BY-SA license. I am very hopeful the community will choose to exercise that option..."

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Licensing update - From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki

http://meta.wikimedia.org

"The Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation invites the Wikimedia community to vote on this proposal to license Wikimedia material so it is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license (CC-BY-SA), while retaining dual licensing with the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) [...] A vote will be administered to the Wikimedia community in order to decide whether to impl

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R.I.P. Microsoft Encarta, Long Live Wikipedia

http://www.junauza.com

This is not an April Fools’ Day joke. --Microsoft just officially announced that they will discontinue all Encarta products by the end of the year. They will shutdown all of their Encarta websites worldwide and will stop selling their software products, namely Microsoft Student and Encarta Premium encyclopedias.

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Wikipedia:Wikipedia Loves Art - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org

"Wikipedia Loves Art, the name being a play off Valentine's Day, is a scavenger hunt and free content photography contest among museums and cultural institutions worldwide, and aimed at illustrating Wikipedia articles. The event is planned to run for the whole month of February 2009. Although there are planned events at each location, you can go on your own at any time during the month..."

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Encyclopædia Britannica fights back against Wikipedia, soon to let users edit contents

http://en.wikinews.org

"Encyclopædia Britannica, the authoritative reference book first published in 1768, is to let readers edit its entries, Jorge Cauz, its president said Friday, as it battles to keep pace with online Internet encyclopedia projects like Wikipedia..." -- NB: Internet encyclopedias should promote free formats ;)

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Mozilla Grant will help Wikipedia Support Video

http://www.pcworld.com

"The proliferation of standards-based video sharing and collaboration is set to take off with a $US100,000 grant from the Mozilla Foundation to fund the development of the Ogg Theora video codec and server-side streaming software.

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Thank you from Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales

http://wikimediafoundation.org

"...Your donation makes you a key supporter of the free culture movement [...] You have proven that Wikipedia matters to you, and that you support our mission: to bring free knowledge to the planet..." via Wikipedia raises $6.2 M, exceeds 2008 fundraising goal

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A holiday plea

http://psung.blogspot.com

"Shortly before the holidays I made donations to three organizations: the Free Software Foundation, Wikipedia, and Creative Commons. If you'll kindly indulge me for a minute, I'll explain why I think the work of these organizations is so important to an open internet and a free and properous society. Consider giving whatever you can spare (whenever you can spare it) to one of these groups..."

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The Year in Allies

http://wikinortheast.blogspot.com

"...All Wikimedians should be conscious they are part of a broader movement, the Free Culture movement, itself a kissing cousin to the Free Software movement..."

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An appeal from Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales

http://wikimediafoundation.org

"Dear Reader, Today I am going to ask you to support Wikipedia with a donation. This might sound unusual: Why does one of the world's five most popular web properties ask for financial support from its users? [...] We share a common cause: Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's our commitment..."

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Interview With Wiki Founder Jimmy Wales

http://www.techtree.com

"...Wales is looking at how Wikipedia can develop a community in India and how it can hold events to build the community..."

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Wikipedia has emerged the 4th popular website

http://www.deccanherald.com

With a staff of just 22 people, Wikipedia Foundation, a not for profit organisation, headquartered in San Francisco (USA) has gone on to emerge as the fourth most popular website globally, after being founded in 2001.

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