ROLE OF WIKIMEDIA IN THE ERA OF OPEN SCIENCE

Gwen Franck (EIFL / LIBER / ...)

@g_fra

https://slides.com/gwen/wikimediacrg

"Open for business" by Gwen Franck is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except otherwise noted.

Advantages of going open

 

VISIBILITY

make your work known globally

timestamp

see what happens with your work

BOOST INNOVATION

open = easy and quick access for the brightest minds around the world

first mover advantage

DESIGN GLOBAL - PRODUCE LOCAL

benefit from worldwide creativity

support local makers

SAVE MONEY

transaction fees

promotion/marketing

production costs

market research

 

COMMUNITY BENEFITS

going open makes it easier for like-minded communities accross the globe to connect and share their resources

SOCIETY BENEFITS

providing quick and free access can boost research into societal issues

level the playing field

'corporate social responsibility'

MAKE MONEY

first mover advantage

new forms of revenue

boost research and development

IMPROVE PORTFOLIO

take advantage of global input and re-use of your work

connect with likeminded people worldwide

EXAMPLES

Blender

  • 3D creation suite
  • openly licensed, all types of reuse allowed for free
  • community of users and developers improve the product
  • accept donations

Arduino

  • microcontrollers
  • open source hardware and software
  • readymades are available commercially
https://www.arduino.cc
Image: By Matt Biddulph (Flickr: A hand-soldered Arduino) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

OpenDesk

  • locally made furniture based on digitally available open designs
  • platform, maker and designer get fee when a product gets made

The Noun Project

  • Icons and logo's
  • Free reuse: attribution required
  • Freemium model - unlimited royalty free access
  • Creator of icon retains copyright

Freesewing

  • an open source platform for made-to-measure sewing patterns
  • all patterns, docs, API are openly available and adaptable

Wikimedia

  • openly licensed and public domain content only
  • re-use: free but conditional: attribution and open licensing (when original is (c) ) 

Android

  • largest mobile operating system in the world
  • source code is open, even for competitors

Wikihouse

  • (a.o.) tool library for open source house designs

Roden

  • bike designs
  • can be adapted to your own needs
  • available under a CC BY-SA 4.0 license
  • adaptations must be shared under the same license

Farmhack

  • (a.o.) tool library for open source farming tools

TESLA

  • TESLA puts its car designs as open source and files as little patents as possible (although some say this is not true)
  • Elon Musk cites environmental concerns - Tesla can't keep up production in order to ensure

Image credits & interesting links

Contact

gwenfranckgcv@gmail.com

@g_fra

skype: gwen.franck1

"Open for business" by Gwen Franck is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except otherwise noted

Wikimedia Barcelona

By gwen

Wikimedia Barcelona

Presentation delivered in BCN on April 16 2018 http://www.crg.eu/en/event/role-wikimedia-era-open-science

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