OST on Wikipedia

Jeff Aitken magic.teams at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 17 13:06:28 PDT 2008

Here's John Abbe's response about Wikipedia, with advice to engage the editors at the discussion page, which  is an "always-open space" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Open_Space_Technology. 
Jeff> Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 23:59:13 -0700> To: magic.teams at hotmail.com; lisaheft at openingspace.net> Subject: Re: FW: OST on Wikipedia (was: OST becoming mainstream)> From: johnabbe at gmail.com> > At 9:01 PM -0700 on 6/16/08, Jeff Aitken typed:> >Hi John -> >> >People on the OSTLIST are editing the OST entry on Wikipedia and > >have Q's for editors - can you help connect to the appropriate > >wikipedia folk?> > Phoebe Ayers <phoebe.ayers at gmail.com>, Evan Prodromou > <evan at prodromou.name> and Steven Walling <steven at aboutus.org> are the > most Wikipedia-connected people who were at RecentChangesCamp. Oh, > and Brion Vibber <brion at wikimedia.org> - he's probably the #1 > programmer on MediaWiki, but i don't know how much he mucks about > with *content* process.> > Lisa wrote:> > > Sometimes when new stuff is put on Wikipedia the folks who review > >it think it's commercial sources putting stuff on driving business > >to their webistes, and they delete things. Anyone know how to let > >them know that we are a worldwide learning community with open > >source shared materials and learning rather than a commercial source?> > And the answer to this question is in some ways simple - engage them> on the discussion page > <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Open_Space_Technology>. Think of > it as an always-open space for people who want to talk about such > issues (and whoever comes are the right people, etc.). If no one's > already linked there to the policy pages they're trying to follow by > deletions, etc., just ask to be pointed to them.> > Life,> John> p.s. *Great* fun to be in a position to in this way help OST have a > good WP article :-).> -- > > /\/\ http://ourpla.net/> \ / Cat Herder> \/ John Abbe
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