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Ford Foundation Grant Proposal by Wikimedia Foundation for improved multimedia uploading

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Ford Foundation Grant Proposal by Wikimedia Foundation to improve interfaces and workflows for multimedia uploading.
Ford Foundation Grant Proposal by Wikimedia Foundation to improve interfaces and workflows for multimedia uploading.

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Proposal:Ford FoundationMultimediaParticipation Project
prepared by:Erik Möller, Deputy Director Sara Crouse, Head of PartnershipsNaoko Komura, Program Manager 
Wikimedia Foundation
for:Jenny Toomey, Program Officer 
Ford Foundation
on:27 February 2009
Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment.
 –
Wikimedia Foundation Vision Statement
 
Ford Foundation Multimedia Participation Project Wikimedia Foundation
1. OVERVIEW AND CONTEXT.............................................................................................42. PROJECT GOAL SUMMARY...........................................................................................53. BACKGROUND.................................................................................................................5
3.1. A
BOUT
 
THE
W
IKIMEDIA
F
OUNDATION
.....................................................................................53.2. A
BOUT
W
IKIPEDIA
..............................................................................................................53.3. A
BOUT
M
EDIA
W
IKI
............................................................................................................63.4. A
BOUT
W
IKIMEDIA
C
OMMONS
..............................................................................................6
4. UNIQUE QUALITIES OF WIKIMEDIA AS A RICH MEDIA COMMUNITY.......................7
4.1. O
VERVIEW
........................................................................................................................74.2. C
OMMONS
 
IS
 
AN
 
EDUCATIONAL
 
PLATFORM
................................................................................74.3. C
OMMONS
 
IS
 
A
 
COLLABORATIVE
,
COMMUNITY
 
PROJECT
................................................................84.4. C
OMMONS
 
FOSTERS
 
INTERNATIONALISM
 
AND
 
LANGUAGE
 
DIVERSITY
.................................................84.5. C
OMMONS
 
IS
 
A
 
MASSIVE
 
CONTENT
 
DISTRIBUTION
 
ENGINE
..............................................................84.6. C
OMMONS
 
INCLUDES
 
METADATA
 
AND
 
LINKS
 
TO
 
CATEGORIES
..........................................................9
5. BARRIERS TO PARTICIPATION....................................................................................10
5.1. O
VERVIEW
......................................................................................................................105.2. C
URRENT
M
EDIA
U
PLOADING
P
ROCESS
................................................................................11
6. PROJECT PROPOSAL ..................................................................................................14
6.1. S
COPE
..........................................................................................................................146.2. G
UIDING
P
RINCIPLES
........................................................................................................146.3. P
ROJECT
D
ESCRIPTION
...................................................................................................15
6.3.1. Stage 0: Preparation and Set-Up (2 months)................................................................................15 6.3.2. Stage 1: User testing (1 month)....................................................................................................15 6.3.3. Stage 2: Development specifications; development (6 months)....................................................15 6.3.4. Incremental roll-out and refinements (3 months)...........................................................................16 6.3.5. Final user testing (1 month)...........................................................................................................16 
6.4. M
EASURES
 
OF
S
UCCESS
...................................................................................................16
7. IMPACT SCENARIOS ....................................................................................................16
7.1. B
ENEFIT
 
TO
 
COMMUNITIES
 
IN
 
MANY
 
LANGUAGES
.......................................................................167.2. B
ENEFITS
 
TO
 
THE
 
FREE
 
CULTURE
 
ECOSYSTEM
........................................................................177.3. B
ENEFITS
 
TO
 
DISADVANTAGED
 
COMMUNITIES
...........................................................................17
8. PROJECT PLAN..............................................................................................................18
8.1. H
IGH
-L
EVEL
T
IMELINE
.......................................................................................................188.2. M
ANAGEMENT
.................................................................................................................198.3. P
ROJECT
T
EAM
...............................................................................................................19
9. BUDGET...........................................................................................................................20
27 February 2009 page 2
 
Ford Foundation Multimedia Participation Project Wikimedia Foundation27 February 2009 page 3
These photos* from the Wikimedia Commons repository are included on the “XO” laptopsdistributed by the One Laptop Per Child program. Daniel Drake from the OLPC Ethiopiaprogram writes in his blog about two researchers studying the use of the XO laptops byEthiopian school children:
“Later in their journey, still before reaching the school, they find a child under a tree using his XO. Unlike all the other kids, he’s not at all excited about their presence, or them taking photos, and has no interest in seeing those photos on the camera display.He’s glued to his XO screen. They peer around to see what is draining all his attention,and they see the child looking through the [Wikimedia Commons] Nature Images bundle. This kid is fascinated by photos of the Eiffel tower, space shuttles, etc. His horizons just exploded…” [ http://www.reactivated.net/weblog/archives/2008/10/ethiopias-second-olpc- deployment/ ] 
* Licensing information at: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Nature_images

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