chriswaterguy at appropedia.org
Tue Nov 30 17:04:36 UTC 2010
- *Wikidata*: On the Foundation-l mailing list, the Foundation's Deputy
Director Erik Möller mentioned plans for a "Wikidata
a central repository of structured data for all Wikimedia projects, with
similarities to existing projects, such as the Semantic
"Shortipedia <http://shortipedia.org/index.php/Main_Page>" and
Back in 2004, Möller had already proposed the
Wikidata<http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikidata>project. (See also
*Signpost* coverage of related proposals: "A centralised 'data
Möller said that the Foundation's "Data Summit" that has been planned for a
while (bringing together various people involved in such efforts) had to be
delayed until next year. Speaking about Wikimedia sites in general, he
remarked that "we're continuing to fall behind the rest of the web in terms
This could be incredibly valuable, especially if it's accessible by other
sites outside Wikimedia (I'm fairly sure it will be - they're all about open
knowledge), and if it includes data from many government and
intergovernmental sources, e.g. from the World Bank.
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