Free Knowledge Communities

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Knowledge for all - Education for all, Empowering Communities to Empower Themselves with Knowledge - Towards Wisdom.

Free Knowledge Communities is an initiative that was discussed while Angela and Erik were at the FLOSS conference in South Africa. One of the aims of the initiative is to make it possible for anyone anywhere to gain the knowledge required for any purpose, by providing access to knowledge via the web, or on CDs distributed to remote areas with limited connectivity. The intention is to augment efforts to provide access to information and communication technologies in developing countries with provision of open content.

The vision of "Knowledge for all - Education for all, Empowering Communities to Empower Themselves with Knowledge - Towards Wisdom" fits very well with Wikimedia's goals, so, along with other groups such as CSIR and MIMOS, Wikimedia aims to make grant proposal related to this to the World Bank by the end of 2005.

Any Wikimedians who are interested in taking part in the development of the proposal and grant application are invited to join the mailing list at fkc-l.