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Следуя изложению Angela Beesley и Jimmy Wales, написанному для сотрудников BBC в августе 2004, они были приглашены потратить две недели в оффисе BBC в Bush House, London в ноябре. В те две недели они презентовали для небольшой группы сотрудников BBC Википедию и другие проэкты Википедии, вместе с MediaWiki software -- принципы свободного содержания и открытого общества. Они разговаривали примерно с 150 сотрудниками -- небольшой частью 27 тысячной армии BBC. Встал вопрос, получит ли BBC пользу используя содержимое Википедии или им стоит создать свое собственное сообщество пишущее содержимое для BBC.

На основании связи с Википедией, Jimmy и Angela обсудили рекомендации продюсеров с департаментом поиска, и с департиментом редакционной политики, и так видно, если бы были причины, (на знаю как перевести - прим. переводчика) чтобы BBC не смогла бы рекомендовать материалы Википедии на своих страницах поиска. Устаревшая страница в их департаменте поиска предложила идею, "правило третьего щелчка" может предотвратить это, но недавние рекомендации дали понять, что не следует рассматривать это как проблему.

Following a presentation about Wikimedia's projects to the online News department, the questions focused almost exclusively on the recently launched Wikinews projects, with many queries about how it would be policed and how it could be trusted. It was explained that the site was currently focusing on making summaries of existing news sources, rather than original reporting.

For the presentation to the Radio and Music department, there was a mock up of how Wikipedia content would look on the site, compared to the existing content the BBC licenses from Muze.

Later, there was much discussion about the differences between the h2g2 and Wikipedia communities, and how the top-down processes used on the BBC site could be reduced.

During the first week at the BBC, Paula LeDieu came to discuss the Creative Archive. This archive incorporates all of the BBC's archived television and radio footage, which is planned for release under a Creative Commons licence. The licence is going to be non-commercial, and potentially only for use within the UK. Since the BBC is not the rights holder to much of the content, the difficulties of getting people to agree to a free licence is one of the reasons for the choice of a non-commercial use licence.

The Sport department appeared the most keen on making use of Wikipedia content, and also in forming communities of their own. They want to have more content on minority sports, and were interested to learn how this could be done more cost effectively by allowing fans of these sports to add the content via wikis.

The People's War site is due to close its doors to editing. We discussed with the people working on this what their plans for the site would be when the project finished. Although contributors of the stories hosted on the site agreed to the BBC's terms and conditions which allow the BBC to sublicense the content, it was felt that releasing it under the GFDL and potentially having the content used in inappropriate ways would be unacceptable to the community. Alternatives proposed included keeping the existing stories static, but allowing the community to continue building around the site, adding metadata and factual information related to the stories.