Jimmy Wales went from betting on interest rates and foreign-currency fluctuations (as an option trader) to betting on the willingness of people to share their knowledge.
That's how Wikipedia, imagined in 2001, became one of the most-referenced, most-used repositories of knowledge on the planet, with more than one million articles in English (compared with the Britannica’s 80,000) and hundreds of thousands in dozens of other languages, all freely available
With a vision for a free online encyclopedia, Wales assembled legions of volunteer contributors, gave them tools for collaborating, and created the self-organizing, self-correcting, ever-expanding, multilingual encyclopedia of the future.
TED Talks - Jimmy Wales
TED Talks - Vídeo da conferência (necessário o QuickTime ou QuickTime Alternative)
Jimmy Wales - Wikipédia
Jimmy Wales - Blog
Jimmy Wales - What is Wikia? (Post anterior, vídeo FORA.tv)
Open Source - Wikipédia
TED Talks - Wikipédia
TED Talks - Página oficial
TED Talks - Lista de oradores (A - Z)
TED Talks - Blog
TED Talks - YouTube