Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Arbitration Committee, Supreme Court of Wikipedia
I dare say Arbitration Committee is the supreme court of Wikipedia. In Korean Wikipedia, there is not ArbCom. Now editors are preparing for the court. During several years, I observed the birth of rules and guidances on a virtual community which is wired by Internet. Still they do not need the court desperately. Politics evolved last thousands years. In Wikipedia, I experience a short version of the development. In English Wikipedia there was a founder, but in Korean Wikipedia all editors were just invited. South Korean society was given the democracy by a foreign power. Korean Wikipedians were given the free encyclopedia by a foreign cultural community. I am looking for similarities and differences.