A fascinating interview Anasuya Sengupta by Nonprofit Quarterly about the giving, global reach and messiness of democratic practice of the Wikimedia Foundation this week.
“At some point, executive editor of Wired Magazine, Kevin Kelly, said that Wikipedia was impossible in theory but possible in practice. And in some ways, if you think about it, social justice and equality are also impossible in theory but possible in practice. So how do we get there? Through collective will and effort. Wikipedia, in particular, gets there through this extraordinary worldwide community of volunteers: 80,000 volunteers at any given time build Wikipedia and its sister projects, in over 285 languages. It is the world’s largest collaboratively edited project online.”