From The Gurteen Knowledge Letter
There is a quiet revolution going on. If you thought Wikipedia was awesome then take a look at Wikibooks - open-source digital textbooks on any topic, in any language, available to anyone, anywhere, for free!
In the longer term, along with open access journals, this is really going to shake up the academic publishing world.
Open Access Journals: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_access
And take a look at the Wikiversity Project - read the vision statement - the potential is enormous.
More on Wikibooks: http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/wikibooks
Jimmy Wales is the founder of Wikipedia which to my mind makes this video interview with him - complete with transcript - a must read.
How many full time employees? ONE!
How many page views per month? Two billion!
How is Wikipedia funded? Through donations!
The Interview: http://www.q-and-a.org/Transcript/?ProgramID=1042
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