User:Mathias Schindler (WMDE)

From Wikimania 2014 • London, United Kingdom
Mathias Schindler

project manager at Wikimedia Deutschland.

email: twitter: @presroi

Hi, I'm Mathias and I'm part of the team "Politics and Society" at Wikimedia Deutschland.

Mathias Schindler (WMDE)

I kindly ask you to visit my colleagues Tjane, Anne and Cornelius who are conducting short interviews in order to collect international perspectives on current Wikimedia topics.

Here's a selection of subjects they hope to cover:

topic some questions
free knowledge and open culture
  • What's impeding the free use of knowledge? or: What's missing in order to use internet content and stay out of jail?
  • How can politics protect free knowledge?
  • Why is it important for the Wikimedia movement to address copyright law?
  • What needs to be done to ensure the future of more projects like Wikipedia?
  • How can digital collections from cultural institutions be made available for Wikimedia projects?
open source development
  • Why is open source development important for you/for the world?
  • How can it change society worldwide/in your country?
  • What is Wikidata for you? Can you explain Wikidata in a tweet?
  • Where do you see Wikidata's potential outside Wikipedia?
  • What's Wikipedia got to do with education?
  • How can free knowledge be integrated into education? or: Is free knowledge the future of education?
  • How will free knowledge change scientific research?
  • What's the use of opening up academia for free knowledge?
volunteers on Wikimedia projects
  • In your opinion, what's the best thing a volunteer ever did as part of a wikimedia project and why is it great?
  • Wikipedia is more than a website! How important is the community aspect behind Wikipedia for you?
  • What's the most beautiful/awesome/superduper thing a user ever did for you in Wikipedia?
  • What would you like to say to all volunteers who create amazing projects like Wikipedia in their spare time?
the concept of free knowledge mage tangible: WMDE's data pump

If you want to contribute with one or more statements to this "testimonial video project", or else know someone who will be at Wikimania and who's insight on one or more of these topics absolutely needs to be captured on film, please feel free to contact me!