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World’s Greatest Wikipedian – A Canadian

Something to be proud of as a Canadian at last. The world’s greatest Wikipedian is a Canadian.

Among the Wikipedia community, who call themselves Wikipedians, Mr. Pulsifer is held up as the gold standard — the international benchmark against which they measure themselves, said Wayne Saewyc, spokesman for the Wikimedia Foundation.

I particularly liked Simon Pulsifer’s vigorous defence of free knowledge:

I’m not paid for the work I do for Wikipedia. It doesn’t matter to me that I do it on a voluntary basis. I enjoy it. It’s important that people around the world have access to free, accurate and unbiased information. Wikipedia tries to do that, and it’s a very honourable and admirable goal.

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