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This page is part of the Proceedings of Wikimania 2005, Frankfurt, Germany.




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  • Will full paper be submitted?

Wikipedia on DVD[edit]

  • Author(s): Kilian Kissling
  • License: ?
  • Language: English. German also possible (may answer questions in Italian and French).
  • Slides: {{{slides}}}
  • Video: {{{video}}}
  • Note: ?

About the author(s): Kilian Kissling (38 yrs. old), since 1997 sales director of Directmedia Publishing GmbH - the publisher of the german DVD-ROM "Wikipedia - Ausgabe Frühjahr 2005". As a bookseller, he started to sell software and multimedia-products in 1992.

Abstract: {{{abstract}}}


It started as a marketing-idea of a give-away and became a bestselling DVD-ROM in Germany. What makes the offline-Wikipedia attractive? How did the distribution work? How will it continue? The whole story, figures and facts. Questions and discussion welcome!