Free Culture and a Creative Commons World

23 de octubre de 2008   | Vistas: 939 |  

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.


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