This is a workspace for a promotional brochure for Wikimedia Australia. See for the latest draft in PDF format.
Title: "Wikimedia Australia: Knowledge for all Australians"
Alternate title: Wikimedia Australia: sharing knowledge, building consensus, learning.
Wikimedia Australia is a non-profit organisation who’s members are interested in the advancement of Free Cultural Works in Australia. Our members come from all walks of life, from all over the country united by a passion for providing knowledge to anyone, anywhere for free.
“Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing” - Jimmy Wales Wikipedia Co-Founder Alternate: "Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment." - Wikimedia Foundation's Vision
To promote equality of opportunity to access and participate in the collaborative creation of Free Cultural Works, especially educational works, and works about Australia, its culture, natural environment, and Australian news and media.
Wikimedia Australia supports the work of the Wikimedia Foundation in creating repositories of freely licenced content using Web 2.0 technologies.
Through the use of wikis, the Wikimedia Foundation has created vast online libraries of information in 250 languages which anyone can contribute to. Projects are supported by a passionate user community which collaborates to improve the quality of the content.
Wikimedia Australia is currently undertaking the following programs:
- Auslan dictionary Indigenous language Wikipedia.
- Involvement with the education sector.
- Community events.
- Promotion of the free Web 2.0.
Why we editEdit
Some nice quotes from members!
- "Wikinews is a great platform for me to develop reporting skills in a supportive environment where decisions are made by building consensus" - Nathan Carter (Cartman02au)