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Wikipedia launches ‘academy’

http://www.expeditemall.com

Online encyclopaedia Wikipedia.com launched the ‘Wikipedia Academy’ here today in a bid to increase its popularity and to reach out to large number of rural masses in the country. 'This is the first in Asia after the launch of the first Academy last month in Germany' Wikipedia.com Founder Jimmy Wales told reporters in Chennai.

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Wiki-community strives to extend eastward

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com

"CHENNAI: There are many reasons for Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, to take interest in India. One of them is the need for balance in socio-geographic perspective in Wiki articles.

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An open response to Chris Frey regarding GFDL 1.3 - by RMS

http://www.fsf.org

"Dear Mr. Frey, Your letter about our recent change to the GFDL, which lets operators of some GFDL-covered wiki sites relicense their contents under Creative Commons BY-SA license, raises the important questions of whether this change and the way we made it were proper, and what they imply in regard to trusting the FSF's stewardship of our licenses in the future..."

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Book Review: How Wikipedia Works - And How You Can Be Part a of It

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"After I had already agreed to read and review How Wikipedia Works, I found myself second guessing my request, and by extension, the purpose of HWW. Do they really need a book? The site’s navigation is intuitive. You can find nearly everything you’re looking for and much more, the site does not really need a dead tree companion. Well, yes and no.

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[FSF] Free Software Supporter, November 2008

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## In this issue
* Support freedom: How YOU can make a difference for free software
* New USB membership cards and FSF Bulletin
* New t-shirts in our store
* OpenDocument campaign page gets a revamp
* Bilski ruling: a victory on the path to ending software patents
* Show your support with the FSF campaigns widget
* DefectiveByDesign.org: MP3-compatible, a new DRM-free music promotion

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don't think about it; do it! donate to Wikipedia

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Jimmy Wales: « Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. »

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Wikimedia and GFDL 1.3

http://mako.cc

"I spent more time than I would like to admit massaging the process that ultimately led to the release of the the GNU Free Documentation License 1.3 (GFDL) by the Free Software Foundation (FSF).

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Enormously important news from the Free Software Foundation

http://lessig.org

"...This change would now permit interoperability among Free Culture projects, just as the dominance of the GNU GPL enables interoperability among Free Software projects. It thus eliminates an unnecessary and unproductive hinderance to the spread and growth of Free Culture..."

Richard Stallman deserves enormous credit for enabling this change to occur..."

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Wikipedia/CC news: FSF releases FDL 1.3

http://creativecommons.org

"...This is a crucial step toward de-fracturing the free (culture) as in (software) freedom world, which should have the impact of greatly accelerating the growth of that world. Last December the Wikimedia Foundation requested that the FSF make this step..."

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FSF Releases New Version of GNU Free Documentation License

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"BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, November 3, 2008 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the release of version 1.3 of the GNU Free Documentation License (FDL). This version of the license allows public wikis to relicense their FDL-covered materials under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC-BY-SA) 3.0 license..."

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Bash Script To Access Wikipedia

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Wikipedia - When that other online encyclopedia just won't do ;)

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FKFT - Free knowledge with SELF

http://selfproject.eu

"During an intensive three day period, participants from the Phillipines, Mexico, Tanzania, USA, and many other countries around the world, not excluding Spain itself, gathered around the Free Knowledge, Free Technology conference in Barcelona.

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Indywiki: Visual browser for Wikipedia

http://nothickmanuals.info

While you can quickly find an article about a particular topic using Wikipedia's search capabilities, there are other ways to explore Wikipedia that break away from the traditional search box approach. Indywiki is a good example of a tool that tries to rethink the way we search and browse information in Wikipedia.

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The Wikipedia "Naming Controversy" by Joshua Gay

http://exploringfreedom.org

"... When the name is GNU, you should hear, «This system exists because of people who care about freedom. Join us, value your freedom, and together we can preserve it.» [...] Those companies that suppress the GNU name from their distributions are some of the worst offenders in not only distributing proprietary software, but also openly developing, promoting, and encouraging its proliferation.

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Offline Wikipedia for Linux

http://www.junauza.com

Did you know that it's possible to view the content of the biggest and most widely used online encyclopedia without the need for Internet connectivity? That's right, Wikipedia, with over 10 million articles in 253 languages can be viewed offline in your Linux box anytime, anywhere.

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