Saturday, November 19, 2011

Wikipedia and freedom

This topic is very close to my heart. Why? One, it is about freedom and two it is sharing. These two are the basic aspects of human existence and will continue to do so. I know, I will be ridiculed and this post will be vandalised over the public network. On what basis am i making this statement? There are posts on google plus where users(I think they are humans and not bots,

Are we continuing to be human?)have expressed their displeasure at the photograph of jimmy wales appearing on the top of the first page visited in the session. There were posts that they would not contribute to the project since they did not like his face.(OMG, height of being inhuman) Now, to request the users of wikipedia to donate, my face is not one of the best and definitely not better than jimmy wales, so I cannot appeal to the users to help this noble venture to be out for future users. Good looking and famous faces may not have the time and the understanding to appreciate the project. One more reason there is no celebrity involved is, the celebrities will are ready to take up project which is going to put them in the limelight and improve their existing mileage. You can get a celebrity for a cool drink or do a semi-nude pic for PETA. This is the same attitude displayed by the present generation w.r.t the available resources. They are not thinking of saving anything to the future gen. Just for eg, we have used fossil fuels in the last 50 yrs as much as been used in the years beyond those fifty years. That is indifference to the sustainability or dissolving of all human ethics.

Coming back to freedom, wikipedia's software is revolutionay in the fact that every user can have a say. It is ultimately a battle between good and bad, right and wrong, true and false and the good thing is people are free to express any of these attributes and there is no moderator to check for and vouch for either attributes. In a world where ethics are being ridiculed, day in day out, The wiki concept has stood the test of time and has killed all the static sources of encyclopedic knowledge. The dynamic nature of wikipedia assures that both the sides are given equal opportunities and ethically the bad, wrong and false shall lose.

Wikipedia is freedom personfied with basis in democracy and sharing as the main pillar. Please do support the project. Not for wales, not for me, not for "any body" but for "everybody". Keep knowledge free and accesible to all classes of people.

Jimmy wales, your project is based on good ethics. All the best with your project. Let us give something good to the community at large and make an example for the future generation.

Please contribute.


  1. > "free as in freedom" concept seeded by _Sir_ RMS.

    > See to it that u _don't_ make fun of my belief.

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  4. Who decide what's right, what's wrong?

    It's not the people. It's a side admin.

    That makes Wikipedia a dictatur. Not a democracy.


Nobody can deter me away from "free as in freedom" concept seeded by Sri RMS. See to it that u dont make fun of my belief. If u think otherwise, no need to comment.