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Good Faith Collaboration

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Language  English
Pages  256
Originally published  2010
Page count  256
Followed by  Reading the Comments
Publication date  2010
ISBN  978-0-262-01447-2
Author  Joseph M. Reagle Jr.
Publisher  MIT Press
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Joseph reagle on good faith collaboration the culture of wikipedia

Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia is a 2010 book by Joseph M. Reagle Jr. that deals with the topic of Wikipedia. The book was first published on August 27, 2010 through the MIT Press and has a foreword by Lawrence Lessig.



Good Faith Collaboration is based on Reagle's PhD dissertation. The book is a study of the history of Wikipedia, its real life and theoretical precursors, and the culture which has developed around it. Reagle explores the history of collaboration, touching on the methods of the Quakers, the World Brain envisaged by H. G. Wells and Paul Otlet's Universal Repository.


The book received a positive review from Cory Doctorow, who said that Reagle "offers a compelling case that Wikipedia's most fascinating and unprecedented aspect isn't the encyclopedia itself – rather, it's the collaborative culture that underpins it: brawling, self-reflexive, funny, serious, and full-tilt committed to the project."

In August 2011, Reagle was a keynote speaker at the Wikimania conference in Haifa, Israel. In September 2011, the Web edition of the book was released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.


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