Thanks to our friends at No Starch Press, San Francisco-based publishers of one of the largest and most detailed guides to Wikipedia ever printed (and available under the GFDL!) the bookshelves at Wikimedia Foundation’s offices in San Francisco are over-flowing with how-to knowledge.
In January the publishers offered to provide us with a few hundred copies of “How Wikipedia Works” to give to Foundation visitors, particularly editors and contributors. Authored by Wikimedia Foundation board member Phoebe Ayers, and long-time Wikipedians Charles Matthews and Ben Yates, the 500+ page book discusses the culture, history, technology, and impact of Wikipedia, while also providing a detailed primer for getting involved and participating among the community of editors.
Our thanks to No Starch Press for their generous donation and their continuing support of the Wikimedia mission.
Jay Walsh, Communications