The wiki’s importance to the team became clear when the unthinkable happened—the team’s server crashed. It was then that the group realised how fundamental this wiki project, launched by three engineers and grown by countless others, had become in their daily routines.... Read more

  1. News on Wikipedia: Leicester City win historic Premier League title

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    Once rank outsiders, association football club Leicester City won the Premier League this week to cap a memorable season in England’s top division.... Read more

  2. A Death Star filled with all the May the Fourth facts you’ll ever need

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    Featuring a chocolate Millennium Falcon, sound designers, Leia’s distinctive hairstyle, James Bond, Ukrainian politics, and a holiday special that many might prefer to forget.... Read more

  3. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, April 2016

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    The eight roles of Wikipedians; do edit histories expose social relations among editors?
    With contributions by: Guillaume Paumier, Brian C. Keegan, and Tilman Bayer... Read more

  4. Improving constructed languages: Dietrich Michael Weidmann

    Photo by Dietrich Michael Weidmann, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.
  5. International Workers’ Day: Nine people who made lives better for workers

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    In order of International Workers’ Day, we collect the biographies of nine people who made lives better for laborers.... Read more

  6. Happy Arbor Day 2016

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    There are lots of ways to celebrate plant a tree day; walk in the forest, hug a tree, water a tree, or even plant a tree. You could check out some famous trees on Wikimedia Commons and read about them on Wikipedia.... Read more

  7. Discussing current events and legal theory at Yale

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    In early 2016, one of the Foundation’s attorneys visited Yale Law School to participate in conversations on the cutting edge of fields of law that affect the Wikimedia movement.... Read more

  8. Wikimedia Hackathon finds in Jerusalem a fertile ground for experimentation

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    The first non-European Wikimedia Hackathon was a smashing success, as were the nearby WikiArabia meetups in Amman and Ramallah.... Read more

  9. TTIP and Free Knowledge: how the trade treaty (probably) threatens collaboration on Wikipedia

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    Over the past couple of years, the European Union and the United States have been negotiating a new trade treaty behind closed doors. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would arguably “liberalize one-third of global trade”—but we can’t be sure, because negotiations are kept secret.... Read more