Back in GN #33 I discussed how many people give up time to work with standards organizations. PrintWiki.org is a way for all of us to share our graphic arts knowledge with others. Following is the complete press release announcing and explaining PrintWiki:
The PrintWiki Foundation Announces PrintWiki
The Free Encyclopedia of Print.
Rochester, NY, November 1, 2006 – The PrintWiki Foundation today publicly launched PrintWiki – The Free Encyclopedia of Print.
The PrintWiki Foundation’s goal is to provide a comprehensive, open-source encyclopedia of printing and publishing.
The PrintWiki.org website provides a collaborative platform that enables anyone to contribute to the collective knowledge of the printing and publishing community. The result is a rewarding, constantly improving experience for anyone seeking or sharing knowledge about printing and publishing.
Anyone can contribute and edit content to the catalog of quality information on the printing and publishing industry. The site belongs to no single person or group. The site will be continually updated, expanded, and improved upon by the community.
PrintWiki is not a staffed organization and is maintained by a group of volunteers who carry out editing, site maintenance, code development, and other administrative support.
All content contributed to the site is released under a Creative Commons License. Under this license anyone may copy, distribute, display, and make derivative works available for personal or commercial use.
For more information visit http://printwiki.org
About the PrintWiki Foundation
The PrintWiki Foundation is currently formalizing as a non-profit legal entity and will provide oversight for the PrintWiki Project. The founding board has chosen Adam Dewitz to serve as interim executive director during the formalization process.
In the interest of fair play I will share that Michael Woods the editor of JimRaffel.com is a founding member of PrintWiki.org. I also plan to contribute when time and topics allow.
We should all try to get involved. Here is a way we can share information and knowledge without having to get on an airplane or pay dues to an organization with goals that may not be consistent with our own idea of free and open information exchange.