Submissions/The Wikipedia Books Project

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After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2014 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no. 8507

The Wikipedia Books Project

Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
discussion
Author of the submission
Christoph Kepper ckepper
E-mail address
Special:EmailUser/ckepper
Username
ckepper
Country of origin
Germany
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
PediaPress
Personal homepage or blog
PediaPress
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

On February 10th, our team from PediaPress started "The Wikipedia Books Project", an Indiegogo campaign to print the complete English Wikipedia. The project raised strong opinions and was widely discussed by members of the wikipedia community and the general public.

In a panel discussion we want to bring supporters and critics of the project together and explore the controversial perspectives on the project. The goal of the session is to find a few answers for some of the questions surrounding this effort:

  • Is such a project necessary?
  • How can Wikipedia benefit from the printed edition?
  • How is Wikipedia harmed by the printed edition?
  • Why does the project evoke such strong emotions?
  • What can be learned from such a project?


Track
Legal & Free Culture
Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
yes
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests


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  2. I appreciate PediaPress. Who among you participates in the Wikipedia community or Wikimedia movement? Is your participation just in publishing and distributing content? Blue Rasberry (talk) 23:14, 7 April 2014 (UTC)