1. Peer production: Wikipedia and the OED

    I often compare the "peer production" of Wikipedia to that of the OED, which was also built with the contributions of hundreds of people from all walks of life. I just finished Simon Winchester's The Meaning of Everything: the Story of the Oxford English Dictionary -- an excellent complement to his …

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  2. Durova: openness and enclaves

    Previously, I've explained what openness means relative to a community rather than the license governing its content. In short an open content community, as I specify it, has five normative features: open products, transparency, integrity, nondiscrimination, and noninterference. It also has an important descriptive feature: some level of structure/closure …

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  3. The Wikipedia Plays

    One of my favorite categories in my "field notes" mindmap is that of "zeitgeist." Very little of this material will actually find its way into the dissertation -- indeed, in that mindmap few of the \~800 sources I have across \~50 categories will -- but I collect it nonetheless. I use "zeitgeist …

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