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The way to the GPL Society

Other successful Free Projects: Wikipedia

  • Web-based encyclopedia

    • Transnational, multi-lingual endeavor
    • Based on Wiki technology
  • Produces useful products

    Is well-known for this reason

  • Grows fast

    • Attracts "normal" people
    • Attracts knowledgeable people
  • Free in the sense of (Doubly) Free Software

    • Freedom is pre-condition and result of the process
    • Voluntary participation
    • Unlimited externally and internally
  • Challenge: Quality assurance

    • Difference to Free Software: No "technical truth"

      Software runs or not

      An encyclopedia article always reflects an opinion

    • Actions are on their way

      Result of those actions is of general interest


Wikipedia is a very interesting Free Project

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