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Submissions/Strategies for free access to Wikipedia

From Wikimania 2011 • Haifa, Israel

This is an open submission for Wikimania 2011.

Review no.


Title of the submission

Strategies for free access to Wikipedia

Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)


Author of the submission

Arjuna Rao Chavala

E-mail address or username (if username, please confirm email address in Special:Preferences)


Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)

Wikimedia Chapter, India

Personal homepage or blog


Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)

Though the information on Wikipedia site is free, the on-line or off-line access is not free in most developing countries. Internet access is regulated and restricted in most academic environments. For general public, free internet access is almost unthinkable. The panel aims to discuss the approaches and the outcomes and come up with alternate approaches for providing free online or offline access to wiki projects. The use of public libraries, smart phones, kiosks will be explored.

Track (People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration/Infrastructure)


Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?


Slides or further information (optional)

To be updated

Interested attendees

Hi Interested attendees I am not able to make it to Wikimania, as I have not received scholarship. If any of the attendees would like to lead this session, please feel free to change this page to reflect the same. --Arjunaraoc 06:07, 31 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

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