Regarding Strategy 4: Build online and offline partnerships
- What about university student groups such as Linux Users Group and Open Source Software "clubs"? They usually have the time and education to be a Contributor/Editor and are already interested in Open Source and Open Web. If enough students are interested, could even form Wikipedia clubs at Universities.
- If Baidu does not want to form a partnership, what about forming a partnership with one of their partners, such as Sohu/Sogou. Could use their Sogou Cloud Pinyin service on Zh Wikipedia and help them redistribute Wikipedia content on their search engines, wikis, and mobile apps.
- Build a partnership with a Mobile Phone provider and give them distributed content in a mobile phone format, such as Wapedia.
--JoshW 01:49, 23 November 2009 (UTC)
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Not only PD works should be considered, but also copyrighted ones: especially out of print dictionaries and such could be acquired by the WMF (or the local chapter, or another partner organisation), released in CC-BY-SA and automatically imported to Wikimedia projects. Say, a dictionary or an encyclopedia; or some more specific content, e.g. a geographic dictionary or whatever (automatic creation of an article for each Italian municipality was very important to make it.wikipedia grow, because people find information on their local interests, improve it and then continue to work on the project at large).
Some opinions regarding Baidu and Hudong, and another fact about censorship that should be paid attention if not yet
I have the experience of being directed to Baidu Encyclopedia from a search engine. And as for me, I found the Baidu Encyclopedia off quality at all. But in rare cases, I do went there for information, compared with nothing or a stub, I prefer badly-organized information. And in fact, I do think Wiki Editor quite difficult to use. A clear, basic, hands-on tutorial is really necessary, and if it already exists, let us know where it is. Besides, a noteworthy fact, upload.wikimedia.org is blocked again. As a result, I have to use special software to access Wikipedia if I do not want to see red crosses instead of pictures. I'm not sure when it began as I have been in a special internet environment since October and wasn't able to notice that until very recently when I'm at home using Shanghai CNC Broadband. Gene91 13:36, 28 January 2010 (UTC)