Second Edition Community Interviews: Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia

Joining Linus Torvalds (creator of Linux), Mike Shinoda (creator of Linkin Park), Tim O’Reilly (founder of O’Reilly Media), MÃ¥rten Mickos (former MySQL CEO, current Eucalyptus CEO), and Mike Linksvayer (VP of Creative Commons), I pleased to announce the next interview I will be featuring in the second edition of The Art of Community.

This will be with Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia and Wikia. Wikipedia is a free, web-based, collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Its 20 million articles (over 3.82 million in English alone) have been written collaboratively by volunteers around the world. Almost all of its articles can be edited by anyone with access to the site, and it has about 100,000 regularly active contributors.

Wikipedia has become one of the world’s most well-known collaborative communities, and Jimmy Wales had a primary role in the site’s success. Jimmy was also named by TIME as one of 2006’s most influencial people in the world. I look forward to sharing his insights in the second edition of The Art of Community.

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