Hitchwiki:OuiShare Fest Award
- Collaborative Consumption
- Open Knowledge
Please explain shortly how the initiative meets at least two of the OuiShare Awards selection criteria: 1. Community Power, 2. Commons, 3. Social Impact, 4. Business Model, 5. Replicability *
- Hitchwiki is created by hitchhikers across the world, no one was paid. It's enabling hitchhikers to move around much easier thanks to knowledge.
- Hitchwiki has over 3000 pages in English, and there are other languages as well. It's all licensed under the CC-BY-SA creative commons license. Software has been developed that is available under free software licenses, http://github.com/hitchwiki
- Hitchhiking is a great way to create social connections.
- Hitchwiki is a no budget project. The minimal costs (domain name and server) are covered by myself and friends.
- We've also started Trashwiki.org in 2008, for dumpster diving, and Nomadwiki.org in 2013, for low budget travel.
"As promised, you are invited to the OuiShare Fest in Paris (http://ouisharefest.com/) to present your project on the main stage and obtain even more votes. This is crucial since offline votes collected at the Fest will play an even more important role in the final outcome of the Awards: online votes will count for 1/3, the offline ones for the 2/3 of the overall results."
To do: Video
"Now you need to prepare a short video (1 minute maximum) explaining your initiative in order to take part of the final. So please upload your video on Youtube and copy the link in the form on the bottom of the OuiShare Awards website by Sunday 20th April http://awards.ouisharefest.com/"
Stuff to say
Hitchhiking is a great way to get around. You get to know people, it's fun and it's free.
Hitchwiki is created by hitchhikers across the world, no one was paid. It's enabling hitchhikers to move around much easier through precise information about spots, general tips and tips about countries.
Hitchwiki has over 3000 pages in English, over 1200 in German and almost 300 in French. It's all licensed under the free CC-BY-SA license. We're using existing free software where possible (the same as Wikipedia) and original software has been developed which is all available under free software licenses.
Hitchwiki is a no budget project. The minimal costs (domain name and server) are covered by myself and friends.
We've also started Trashwiki.org in 2008, for dumpster diving, and Nomadwiki.org in 2013, for low budget travel. And since 2008 there have been yearly Hitchgatherings, where 100s of hitchhikers get together in dreamy locations.