Learning to Trust the Crowd: Some Lessons from Wikipedia

  title={Learning to Trust the Crowd: Some Lessons from Wikipedia},
  author={F. Xavier Olleros},
  journal={2008 International MCETECH Conference on e-Technologies (mcetech 2008)},
  • F. Olleros
  • Published 23 January 2008
  • Art
  • 2008 International MCETECH Conference on e-Technologies (mcetech 2008)
Inspired by the open source software (OSS) movement, Wikipedia has gone further than any OSS project in decentralizing its quality control task. This is seen by many as a fatal flaw. In this short paper, the author try to show that it is rather a shrewd and fertile design choice. First, the author describes the precise way in which Wikipedia is more decentralized than OSS projects. Secondly, the author explains why Wikipedia's quality control can be and must be decentralized. Thirdly, the… 

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