Jimmy Wales: Vision: Wikipedia and the Future of Free Culture
Vision is one of the most powerful forms of long-term thinking. Jimmy Wales, founder and president of the all-embracing online encyclopedia Wikipedia, examines how vision drives and defines that project and its strategy and how it fits into the even larger world and prospects of "free culture."
"The design of Wikipedia," said its founder and president Jimmy Wales, "is the design of community."
When Wikipedia was started in 2001, all of its technology and software elements had been around since 1995. Its innovation was entirely social free licensing of content, neutral point of view, and total openness to participants, especially new ones. The core engine of Wikipedia, as a result, is "a community of thoughtful users, a few hundred volunteers who know each other and work to guarantee the quality and integrity of the work."
Speaker: Jimmy Wales
Director: Chris Baldwin, Shoulder High Productions
Producer: Stewart Brand and The Long Now Foundation
Studio: Whole Earth Films
DVD FORMAT: NTSC, Widescreen
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 1
Release date: April 14, 2006
Duration: 74 minutes