The Wikimedia Foundation is excited to announce the appointment of Amanda Keton as General Counsel. Amanda brings more than a decade of legal, nonprofit management, and compliance experience to the role. She will join the organization on 7 October.Continue reading “Wikimedia Foundation welcomes Amanda Keton as General Counsel”
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Wikimedia login has been successfully deployed on Wikimedia Space. This feature allows users to log in to Space directly with their Wikimedia accounts, no Phabricator account required. Logging in or creating an account is now just as simple as a few clicks. This feature is critical to improving the accessibility of Space, and greatly facilitates the process for anyone who’s interested in joining.
Enabling Wikimedia login has been the first step, and there is more:Continue reading “Wikimedia login comes to Wikimedia Space”
ISUR and Wikimedistas de Colombia hosted a workshop on August 24th and 25th in Maicao, Guajira. This workshop takes place within the framework of the project “Wikipedia, women, indigenous languages, ancestral knowledge from the global south“. In this workshop we met Wayuu women leaders along with members of Fundacion Karisma, Wikimedia Colombia and ISUR.
We have several activities, one entitled “Weaving the network”, in which we talk about roles and objectives individually but also in groups and from communities and organizations. We also had a collective discussion regarding the policies and pillars of contribution to Wikiakuaipa (Wikipedia in Wayuunaiki) among which we found: to have reliable sources as referents; to respect the perception of all the people who participate; verification of the information; nobody is the owner of the truth; and we were wrong but we tried.Continue reading ““Wikipedia, women, indigenous languages and ancestral knowledge from the global south in the Colombian context” – second project workshop report”
The Small Wiki Toolkits project kicked off as a focus area at this year’s Wikimania Hackathon in Stockholm. The project included sessions and discussions on topics that continued into the main conference. The goal of the Small Wiki Toolkits focus area was to support small wikis and communities that don’t have many technical contributors and to help connect developers and editors with each other.Continue reading “Round-up of Small Wiki Toolkits at Wikimania 2019”
We at the Wikimedia Foundation strive to ensure that our work and mission support a sustainable world.
Today, we are releasing a sustainability assessment that chronicles the total carbon footprint of the Foundation’s work and commits us to reducing our emissions.
This plan, over two years in the making, will commit us to becoming more environmentally sustainable and conscious of our environmental impact while we work to make free knowledge available to every human being. You can read the full document on Wikimedia Commons, which holds much of the media used on Wikipedia, and find a short summary of the report below.Continue reading “How the Wikimedia Foundation is making efforts to go green”
If you are active in the international Wikimedia community, there is a good chance that you have participated in one of the movement’s annual campaigns: #1lib1ref, Wiki Loves Monuments, Art+Feminism, CEE Spring, Wikipedia Asian Month, Wiki Loves Africa and so many more short term or long term campaigns. These events inject energy, focus and new content onto Wikimedia projects and are often one of the first activities that helps a group of organizers to come together and form affiliates.Continue reading “Help the movement learn about content campaigns! Give us feedback on a campaign organizer framework”
The Wikimedia Foundation is excited to announce the appointment of Grant Ingersoll as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Grant brings two decades of experience in open source software development and natural language processing engineering to the Foundation. He will join the Foundation on 23 September.Continue reading “Wikimedia Foundation welcomes Grant Ingersoll as Chief Technology Officer”