Jay Walsh

  1. Presenting our 2009-10 annual report

    Today we released the 2009-10 Wikimedia Foundation annual report, the Foundation’s third annual report since 2008. This year’s report is built on our incredible vision statement, well known to just about any Wikimedian in our community: Imagine a world in which every person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. Well, we are, and this year’s report ... Read more

  2. “How Wikipedia Works” hits our shelves

    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”... Read more

  3. Sue Gardner joins Ada Initiative advisory board

    Today the Ada Initiative announced the appointment of Sue Gardner, ED of the Wikimedia Foundation, to its first advisory board. The Ada Initiative launched just a few weeks ago, and has the aim of promoting the visibility and participation of women in open-source culture. The group, founded by Valerie Aurora and Mary Gardiner, will undertake unique research in the field of women in open-source cul... Read more

  4. Wikimedia selects Watchmouse for global monitoring services

    Earlier today we announced our selection of Watchmouse website monitoring to assist both the Foundation and anyone around the world in keeping an eye on our server uptime and status.  With Watchmouse’s help, the Foundation now has a public status page, which is maintained offsite on servers independent from Wikimedia, that reports our uptime and accessibility levels from over 50 locations a... Read more

  5. WikiProject Medicine urges medical community to edit

    Earlier today the esteemed Journal of Medical Internet Research published a viewpoint paper authored by a collaborative writing group of medical doctors, scientists, and students who are part of WikiProject Medicine, titled “Wikipedia as a key tool for global public health promotion.” The paper (available in its entirety on the Journal site, and posted under a CC license) reviews a ran... Read more

  6. A gift of visualization on Wikipedia’s birthday

    Earlier today the Washington D.C. based creative agency JESS3 posted the video above, and an informative web case study, http://www.thestateofwikipedia.com – a follow-up to another recent case study they did on another big idea, the Internet. JESS3 (also donors to the Wikimedia Foundation) folks Leslie Bradshaw and Becca Colbaugh on the inspiration for the work: In a collaborative effort to capture... Read more

  7. Wikipedia 10 hits the headlines

    Today we’ve seen a wide range of media outlets around the world cover the news about Wikipedia’s 10th anniversary.  Some stories recount the history of the project from its humble beginnings, and others collect the viewpoints of big thinkers on the topic of web and technology.  The Foundation’s Executive Director also published an op-ed piece in the Guardian that looks into the... Read more

  8. Indonesian volunteer Siska Doviana recounts her wiki beginnings

    Wikimedia Indonesia co-founder, Wikipedia editor, and all-around high energy volunteer Siska Doviana recently paid a visit to the San Francisco headquarters of the Wikimedia Foundation.  She was able to reach out to many staff members and discuss collaborations and initiatives, including the chapter’s recent writing competition, Free Your Knowledge 2010. While she was in California, Siska a... Read more

  9. Wikipedia hard-cover editions now available

    This week our friends over at Pediapress announced that custom-printable books containing Wikipedia articles are now also being offered in attractive hard cover, bound editions – and in color. Previously customers could order softcover editions of books containing a customizable list of Wikipedia articles in any configuration. The new hardcover editions even contain a silk bookmark and stitc... Read more

  10. Four videos of Wikipedia’s volunteers

    Earlier this week we announced the first of four videos featuring Wikipedia’s volunteer editors, Wikipedia: Username. Today we released the fourth and final video in the series, Wikipedia: Great feeling. All four of the videos have now been posted – both on the Wikimedia Commons and also on YouTube. The videos are all available under CC-BY-SA. For the YouTube version, consider opting i... Read more