• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 21.5    |    
    • Free Culture and a Creative Commons World
    • Overview
    • The ideal encyclopedia, Charles Van Doren (1962)
  • 02:35    |    
    • Free access
    • MediaWiki
    • Important facts
      • Encyclopedia
      • Multiple languages
      • Largest encyclopedia
      • Global traffic ranking
      • Website popularity
      • Organization and staff
    • Challenges
      • Reliability
      • Completeness
      • Access
      • Financial sustainability
    • Network
      • Global community
      • Chapters
    • Goals
      • Participation
      • Quality
      • Reach
    • Effectiveness
    • Anecdote about an error in an article
    • Strengths
      • Neutrality and moderation
      • Measured discussions and debates
      • Broad appeal
      • Quality and thoughtfulness
    • Popularity
    • Global extent
  • 28:20    |    
    • Main idea
    • Collaboration vision
    • Growth in unique articles
    • Dominance of consumer media
    • Difference between Wikipedia and Wikia
      • Wikipedia articles on the Muppets
      • Muppet Wiki
      • Ford Motor Company article
      • MediaWiki's work
    • Wikia search engine project
      • Alternative to Google
      • Search results
      • New features
  • 40:10    |    
    Philosophical ideas for web communities
    • Mental exercise
      • Steak
      • Knives
      • Customers in cages
      • Elements of a free society
    • Approach to the creation of a web society
  • 44:37    |    
    Future of free culture
    • Creative Commons licenses
    • Popular culture versus fine arts culture
    • Reemergence of folk culture
  • 47:35    |    
    Question and answer period
    • Comment about Creative Commons license in Guatemala
    • What is Creative Commons? What was your source of knowledge at the time you founded Wikipedia? How do you control the work of people in 250 languages thatn you do not speak?
      • Creative Commons
      • Source of knowledge
      • Control of different languages
    • To what extent is Wikipedia changing the way we see or face the truth? Does Wikipedia manage truth as a general agreement between people?
    • Why do scholars consider Wikipedia to be unreliable?
    • Do you request authorization for the use of trademarks in your website?
    • How did you arrive at this new and crazy idea, spread it around the world, and make it a big success?
    • In terms of peace, what is the impact of increased access to free information? How did you begin to market Wikipedia in the early days?
      • Access to knowledge and peace
      • Marketing Wikipedia
    • Will Wikipedia replace textbooks and hard-copy encyclopedias in the future?
  • 01:21:07    |    
    Words of acknowledgment by Giancarlo Ibárgüen
  • 01:21:37.5    |    
    Creative Commons Guatemala presentation
    • Definition
    • Types of licenses
    • Creative Commons and Universidad Francisco Marroquín
  • 01:23:58    |    
    Final credits

Free Culture and a Creative Commons World

New Media  | 23 de octubre de 2008  | Vistas: 1209

Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, discusses the ideas behind a free web culture.  Wikipedia, with over 11 million published articles, is a free, licensed global encyclopedia written by thousands of volunteers in over 250 languages.  Wales talks about the characteristics and challenges of this software and long-term goals related to broadening participation, fostering quality, and increasing worldwide reach.  Wales also introduces his new project, Wikia, which is not only an encyclopedia but a complete library; extending the Wikipedia model to create nonprofit educational and research communities.  There are also plans for Wikia to launch a search engine that will offer new features like open source software and freely licensed content. The conference concludes with a brief presentation of Creative Commons licensing for Guatemala.


Jimmy Wales is the founder of Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín