OST on Wikipedia (was: OST becoming mainstream)
Justin T. Sampson
justin at krasama.com
Tue Jun 17 09:56:07 PDT 2008
I think the idea at Wikipedia is to be an "encyclopedia" in a certain
strict sense. That means, for example, that articles are not really
there to teach a technique such as Open Space, and certainly not to
advocate it, but rather to provide a neutral, objective history of the
development of the technique. One of the restrictions is "no original
research" -- for example, if Lisa were to write something original
describing her experiences with OST that would be considered original
research and therefore not "encyclopedic". Referring to published
sources, on the other hand, is considered highly desirable, so if
someone other than Harrison were to write a summary of OST with lots
of references to the published books about OST that should be okay,
especially if there was *also* a section about "variations" --
references to articles and such that describe things like
unconferences and different things that different people have
understood Open Space to mean...
On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 6:20 PM, Lisa Heft <lisaheft at openingspace.net> wrote:
> Hi, folks - I'm so glad you are doing this.
> I have done it for awhile, and in this last year I've been less able to keep
> it up, and things have 'morphed' and shifted.
> The original pages (at least for the last year or so) included the
> photo-illustration of the process and the glossary of international terms
> and phrases. So I put them back in there - as people learn and share
> information in different ways...
> 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?
>> Hi friends--
>> I added a few external links. What else goes here? How about some
>> citations and footnotes?
>> :- Doug.
> Join me at the World Open Space on Open Space, July 2008 in San Francisco
> USA - http://www.wosonos2008.org
> L i s a H e f t
> Consultant, Facilitator, Educator
> O p e n i n g S p a c e
> lisaheft at openingspace.net
> www.openingspace.net * *
> OSLIST at LISTSERV.BOISESTATE.EDU ------------------------------ To subscribe,
> unsubscribe, change your options, view the archives of
> oslist at listserv.boisestate.edu:
> http://listserv.boisestate.edu/archives/oslist.html To learn about
> OpenSpaceEmailLists and OSLIST FAQs: http://www.openspaceworld.org/oslist
OSLIST at LISTSERV.BOISESTATE.EDU
To subscribe, unsubscribe, change your options,
view the archives of oslist at listserv.boisestate.edu:
To learn about OpenSpaceEmailLists and OSLIST FAQs:
More information about the OSList