Monday, June 24, 2013

Maned wolf: Wikidata and World University and School

Dear Wikidatans,

Thanks for this email thread.

I'd like to float a proposal for this ecosystem of Wikidatas vis-a-vis World University and School, (which is like Wikipedia with MIT OCW), with our plans for a wiki school or online, Creative Commons' licensed university (with free, online, C.C., MIT-centric, university degrees planned) in all 7,105+ languages and 204+ countries. C.C. WUaS hopes to engage Wikidata, as well.

I've begun a link on the WUaS, wiki, Subjects' page called "Wikidata databases and ecosystem," - - which can easily become an extensible, wiki, subject page itself (using a modified version of Wikidata with the WUaS SUBJECT TEMPLATE - in all languages and countries, to link all the (small number of) Wikidatas that emerge. (Check out this extensible, WUaS, wiki SUBJECT TEMPLATE, since it has many of the possible categories mentioned above in this email thread).

Here is the beginning, Languages' wiki page at WUaS - - eventually to link all languages, each as a school or university.

And here is the beginning Nation States' wiki page at WUaS - - eventually to link all nation states, each as a school or university.

The wiki, extensible, WUaS all-languages' (7,105 per "Ethnologue") and all-nation states' (204 per "The Olympics") approach has the merit of potentially including all emergent Wikidatas in all languages (for an universal translator -, and in all nation states for legal questions, in a way that fully supports the amazing interlingual Wikidata (which is planned for Wikipedia's 285 languages +), and also, - since many/most of these Wikidatas may be data about generative shared knowledge - will therefore fit well with World University and School which is for open, free, wiki, people-to-people teaching and learning.

Best regards,


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