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Monthly Archive for October, 2010

Community of Good Faith

why has wikipedia not become a model of how to get along and get something done? true, there are elements tagging along who don’t seem to get along, instead running running counter to the consensus of good faith at wikipedia’s core, but they are back-eddies as the core force of wikipedia rushes forward in development of public knowledge. wikipedia is a collective knowledge generator

what are the lessons to be learned for other forms of knowledge generation, or is all knowledge to be included in wikipedia, leaving none beyond its purview

who takes over the functions performed by jimbo wales after jimbo wales is gone — may he never die

who will resist the temptation to fork the project to a new form driven by google ads run by a company that honors core writers and editors of wikipedia by offering them paying jobs

which fork will google rate higher