From Wikimania

During and after the actual event, this page will hold links to information about what happened at each event, speech, and session. Right now it's a placeholder, but after the content rush of the weekend, we're going to need a cleanup crew to put this page in good working order for future generations and all that. If you'd like to be involved on the post-carnage editing/organizing squad, put your name here.

Is the one with the guy talking about open content journals up yet? - FrancisTyers 14:39, 6 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Contentbusters o' Justice

  • Mel (quasi-coordinating)
  • Llywrch I'm planning on taking notes anyway, so why not share?
What about transcripts? Is anybody using Gobby during Wikimania at all?
  • Will these pages ever feature plain ole' downloadable mp3 files and real transcripts for all sessions? All this gobby ogg stuff has me baffled. I'll transcribe DW's talk if someone can give me the aforementioned plain ole' file. -matt

Please post video files, not just streams

The video links (at try to stream... which just doesn't work for people who can't get a great connection. (I'm on broadband, and it doesn't work for me.)

It so happens that I have a workaround - I wait for it to download into Opera's cache4 folder, then copy - but for most people, a link to the file would be best.

Another option is seeding them for bittorrent, and placing the .torrent files on the Archive page. --Singkong2005 (participating online) 04:27, 7 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I will attempt to try to download those files and converd them to Ogg Theroa.--Walter 05:10, 7 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I'm the guy who recorded Lawrence Lessig and put it on Google Video, If someone wants to host and create the torrent I can give you an address where I uploaded it in xvid/avi (I don't make it public because the server would collapse), just leave me a message either here, or meta, or en:wiki or es:wikiDamianFinol 02:33, 9 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
If I can find a tracker where I can host the torrent and you are willing to relaese it under a free licence then I am willing to download it, setup the torrent and seed it. It would be best if it is not a tracker with a strong illigal reputation. --Walter 11:05, 9 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

all files?

anyone want to make an all media download somewheres here? JoeSmack 02:47, 8 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]


It's not clear to me whether transcripts will appear, and if so, how and when. I started transcribing the introduction, working from the principle that if you want something to happen, you better start working on it yourself, but then I found out there is a whole infrastructure described at Transcripts. So, what's the deal? Anyway, below is the part that I transcribed, which turns out to be not very interesting for people not attending. -- Jitse Niesen 13:53, 9 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Response to Jitse (also emailed):

The infrastructure described in the Transcript wiki was geared towards the day of the actual events. I sent what we got during the day (mostly from individual sessions and not plenaries, actually) to Phoebe and Nick to put in the Proceedings - there's a section under each presentation for "Full Text," so I believe that'd be us.

If you've got a speech transcribed, post it on the Transcripts section and I'll make sure it gets into the Archives somehow. There's not a whole lot up there yet but I'll be posting the Gobby transcripts when I'm back in Chicago after this weekend.

It looks like the opening plenary is done, but the rest of the Plenaries haven't been, so if you or others want to work from the video files that would be great. Hope this clarifies things. Mel

User:Sj: Welcome again everyone. I'd sing the wiki anthem, but I'm not sure I can remember the words.There are some really good wiki songs, which we were trying to get for the background music but noone was willing to have thier music licensend for such a purpose at the moment. So this is ???. So, hello, I am S-J Klein, and I'm really excited to see so many people here today, it's just amazing. I'm really pleased that Wikimania was able to come to Harvard Law School. I want to write down a few notes so that you can all get round at the conference later today. The sessions over this one are going to be in six different rooms. The plenaries are going to be in Lawson Hall. [music stops, laughter] Thanks a lot.

So we're going to have three sessions today and after this session people are going to break out into Lawson Hall and the first floor in this building with a few discussions upstairs. There is streaming and there are transcripts available online and those of you that have computers can access all this from the conference website. The streaming will be available for three different rooms, this room and a room downstairs and there wil be audio available from one other room. There are a lot of sessions going on i want to give you a really quck recap so that people know ... there are discussions about trust and Wikipedia, abot compuaring contents across differenct publishers, about obtains consensus and what it takes to validate great material. We have the edtior-in-chief from ??? Book to speak on the validation panel, we have Lawrence Lessig talking in Austin Hall just after lunch about the ethics of the free culture movement and a discussion of license compatibility. I want to thank everyone who made this possible and if you see people walking around with staff shirts just grab them and, you know, hug them and if you have any problems there is an information desk just outside here and there will be people walking around and there will be a person in each room who can give you a hand. There are also going to be open space discussions and at the end of this session I'll talk just very briefly about how you can set up your own short conversation. After this session closes, there will be space for people to hang out and talk about whatever they want and arrange their own conversation for the rest of the weekend.

A few logistical details. Please make sure you turn off your cell phones when you're in rooms. If you have anything else that makes a good deal of noise and is alerting you that you have to go to the next meeting, likewise. There is a collabarative wiki available, there is a gobby for people that want to have something to edit for real-time transcription. If you want to help out with that, you can access that at and ... so I think that's all.

I'd like to introduce you to Jimmy Wales. Most of you know him as the founder and the face of Wikimedia and the projects. Ever since his early discussions and philosophical debates about what it means and what it takes to run a project like Wikipedia — rough consensus, running code — to his most recent forays into the free-culture movement, he's been a real hero to me and I think to many of the people who ended up joining the projects. So, I hope you'll welcome him and I hope you'll all have a great time today and you're all able to contribute back to the conversation you take part in instead of just listening.


Transcript ends at time 5:30