All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Jimmy Wales’

Jimmy Wales Wikipedias The British Government

Wikepedia chief and co-founder, Jimmy Wales accepted a position with the British government as an unpaid advisor for open policy creation and other technology-based initiatives. Using his extensive technology and business savvy, Wales will instruct civil servants on how to best engage the public via the internet and available online software. Efforts are currently underway to merge many government websites …

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Wikipedia Cofounder Jimmy Wales Now to Advise UK

Wikimedia Foundation boss Jimmy Wales can add one more not-for-profit post to his CV. He’ll now be advising the British government on matters of technology, transparency, open policy-making, and political crowdsourcing. So announced Downing Street top aide Rohan Silva yesterday, in a talk–titled: Open Source Government, Enterprise and Innovation–to the South By Southwest crowd. “(We) must use new technology to …

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Jimmy Wales Says Chris Dodd Should Be Fired, Dodd Softens On SOPA Protesters

Speaking at the DLD conference in Munich this morning, Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales didn’t mince words on the subject of former Senator and current MPAA chairman Chris Dodd. He said that Dodd should be fired. Wales and Dodd have been arguing at opposing ends of the SOPA / PIPA battle, more generally the argument covers differences in opinion regarding how to …

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Wikipedia Founder Talks SOPA, Receives Funding

Wikipedia made bank this morning when the foundation received $1 million on stage during the Digital Life Design conference. This morning on the DLD stage, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales began a talk with VKontakte, the Russian Facebook, founder Pavel Durov. The talk was centered around SOPA, other legislation and the Wikipedia blackout from last week. Durov began the conference, however, …

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Wikipedia Will Go Dark Wednesday To Protest SOPA, Censorship

Jimmy Wales founded Wikipedia. You have used it before because it’s a helpful tool to learn and if you’ve learned anything in the past several years your quest for knowledge likely led you through Wikipedia at some point. Jimmy Wales doesn’t like SOPA and, even though that Internet-censoring law has been shelved for the time being, he has not forgotten …

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Is Wikipedia Leaving GoDaddy Or Not?

Did GoDaddy’s denouncement of SOPA/PIPA change the online encyclopedia’s point of view on the domain registrar or are the folks who run Wikipedia being selective about the next place they register their domain? As of now, thanks to the ByeDaddy search engine, a list of the top 100 searched domains still with GoDaddy reveals Wikipedia.org in the top spot, as …

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