Can history be open source? Wikipedia and the future of the past
|Can history be open source? Wikipedia and the future of the past|
|Citation:||Journal of American History 93 (1): 117-146. 2006 June|
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Can history be open source? Wikipedia and the future of the past describes Wikipedia and its presentation of history.
The author notes the freely available of Wikipedia, the open-source mode of production and that it is widely read and writes: "In a few short years, it has become perhaps the largest work of online historical writing, the most widely read work of digital history, and the most important free historical resource on the World Wide Web".
He describes Wikipedia: its history and how it works.
The paper is a finalist for Wikimedia France Research Award.