As recently announced, the Wikimedia Foundation and Kaltura have begun a process aimed at bringing rich-media collaboration to Wikipedia and other wiki websites. The vision of this project is to enable the Wikipedia community to further enhance and enrich Wikipedia articles with rich-media content.
Think of this technology as a form of video-wiki software that is integrated into the MediaWiki platform, allowing users to add collaborative video players that enable all users to add and edit images, sounds, diagrams, animations and movies in the same manner as they do today with text.
We expect this project to help promote the ability of every human being to enjoy the fruits of all human knowledge, including rich-media. In addition, adding rich-media will assist users in explaining and understanding definitions by presenting the visual aspect together with the textual explanation. By incorporating rich media, Wikipedia and other wiki projects will be able to further enhance the quality and richness of their content and truly surpass any existing encyclopedia in the world.