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Instytucjonalizacja ruchu wolnej kultury na przykładzie projektów Wikimedia w przestrzeni Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej
The institutionalization of free culture movement based on the study of Wikimedia projects in the East-Central Europe

Author(s): Sebastian Skolik
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The development of digital technology and new forms of not hierarchical, networked communication at the turn of the 20th century induced sociologists and cultural theorists to announcing the declining of social space, both in terms of the geographical and axiological dimensions, due to the creation of new, independent social movements. The global free culture movement, involving both the creation of free software and free sharing of knowledge and information, has become one of these global movements. The author of the publication presents the processes of institutionalization occurring in the projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, co-organized in the framework of the free culture movement. These processes on the one hand lead to the relative closing up of the members of groups belonging to regional cultures, especially those who speak the same language, on the other hand to encouraging interregional cooperation. Common enterprises undertaken by partners from East-Central Europe are not only contribution to the free culture movement, but may also point to emphasizing the common identity of prosumers of post-socialist societies.

  • Page Range: 347-367
  • Page Count: 21
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish