[ALAC] WG: [EURO-Discuss] WIKIPEDIA for World Heritage

Wolf Ludwig wolf.ludwig at comunica-ch.net
Tue May 24 22:24:33 UTC 2011

FYI - one of our Swiss/German members, Manuel Schneider, 
posted this info today on the EURALO list. I dare to forward 
this to the At-Large community.


Manuel Schneider wrote Tue, 24 May 2011 16:26:
>Dear all,
>a bit off-topic but I was assured that I may post this here:
>Our german friends at Wikimedia Deutschland, the national support 
>organisation between the Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia, has 
>started a petition to convince the german government to nominate 
>Wikipedia as world heritage site at the UNESCO.
>So may I ask you - any EURALO members or interested ALSes - to sign up 
>at this petition:
>Of course that I as the contact person of Wikimedia CH, the swiss 
>Wikimedia chapter, am in favour of that petition, nonetheless of the 
>arguable chance to actually get selected. Even the discussions and 
>arguments that would follow the nomination are (in my personal opinion) 
>worth to start this process.
>Wikipedia would be the first digital cultur phenomenon that has been 
>discussed at UNESCO. The vision to make knowledge available for every 
>human being in the world has driven a massive movement in the last 10 
>years - also outside Wikipedia itself.
>Read here an article about this idea the New York Times:
>Thanks a lot,
>Manuel Schneider
>Wikimedia CH - Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens
>Wikimedia CH - Association for the advancement of free knowledge
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>EURO-Discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org
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