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The Speech Doctor reviews: Hans de Zwart of Bits of Freedom

" Dear friends of Free Knowledge," With these words, the president of Wikimedia Netherlands, Frans Grijzenhout concludes his welcome speech of the Wikipedia conference.

In a conference venue at Hoog-Catharijne, I am surrounded by some 120 ' Wikipedians', as they call themselves. As in any subculture, it is clear to see who belongs to the regular incrowd. Wikipedians look like they have walked out of the deepest caverns of an archive. Most are grey, male and look ve...

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Hannah Roelofs

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