Saturday, April 29 • 12:00 - 12:30
Wikimedia and Creative Commons – A shared future for free and open?

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For 15 years, Wikimedians have worked together to build the largest free knowledge resource in human history. During this time, Wikimedia has grown from a small group of editors to a diverse network of editors, developers, affiliates, readers, donors, and partners. For 8 years, the content on Wikimedia projects like Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons has been licensed under Creative Commons licenses so it can be used, reused, and remixed for any purpose -- even commercial.

As a movement, much like Creative Commons, we have an opportunity to decide where we go from here. What should we achieve over the next 15 years? What trends will impact the future of free knowledge? To chart our path, the Wikimedia movement is beginning a global strategy discussion that will engage participants across a broad spectrum: editors, readers, affiliates, technologists, activists, policy makers, donors, institutional partners, and people we have yet to reach.

As advocates for free knowledge, what challenges do our communities share? What unites us? Are we part of a broader open movement?

Wikimedia representatives Nicole Ebber and Juliet Barbara will present the initial findings of the Wikimedia movement strategy process (10 minutes) and host a guided conversation about how the Creative Commons and Wikimedia movement intersect, and how we can collaborate (20 minutes).

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Juliet Barbara

Communications Director, Wikimedia Foundation
Juliet is the Communications Director at the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that operates Wikipedia and its sister projects. She is responsible for strategic messaging and public relations to support the Wikimedia vision of a world where every single person can freely access... Read More →
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Nicole Ebber

Director Movement Strategy & Global Relations, Wikimedia Deutschland
Nicole has joined Wikimedia Deutschland in 2010 and is shaping their collaboration and communication with the partner organisations from the Wikimedia movement. For several years, she has worked on the dynamics within the Wikimedia ecosystem in terms of shared responsibilities, movement... Read More →

Saturday April 29, 2017 12:00 - 12:30 EDT
Parkdale Room (full room)