Sunday Meeting - The Wikimedia Commons and Free Education

Date: 
Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 11:00am
Location: 
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
 
Jon Leichty, Ethical NYC Member
Maggie Determann presides
 
The Wikimedia Commons is an online repository of educational media, containing more than 31 million files (pictures, video, sound, and so on), that are available to be copied and used with few restrictions.  A companion project to Wikipedia, the information in the Commons is created, provided, and maintained largely by volunteers.  This talk will introduce the Commons and describe the ongoing work of making the collection more widely accessible.
 

Jon Liechty has been playing music for NYSEC since 2000.  He has been volunteering on Wikimedia projects since 2007; in addition to describing and categorizing media for the Wikimedia Commons, he translates articles for the Esperanto Wikipedia and contributes to a number of other Wikipedias.