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Wikimedia Highlights, July 2014

Highlights from the Wikimedia Foundation Report and the Wikimedia engineering report for July 2014, with a selection of other important events from the Wikimedia movement

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Still from "WMF Monthly Metrics Meeting July 31, 2014" by Wikimedia Foundation, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Wikimedia Foundation Report, July 2014

Contents
1 Data and Trends
2 Financials
3 Highlights
3.1 Petition for free access to Wikipedia on mobile phones
3.2 Legal victories in Italy and against paid editing sites
3.3 New Wikipedia app for iOS mobile devices
3.4 Grants impact analysis
4 Engineering
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Wikimedia Highlights, June 2014

Highlights from the Wikimedia Foundation Report and the Wikimedia engineering report for June 2014, with a selection of other important events from the Wikimedia movement

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"Tablet desktop to mobile switchover" by Ironholds, under CC-Zero

Wikimedia Foundation Report, June 2014

Contents
1 Data and Trends
2 Financials
3 Highlights
3.1 Revamped Wikipedia app for Android, and new optimized view for tablet users
3.2 Media viewer released on all wikis
3.3 First impact assessment of FDC grants (APG)
3.4 Term of Use amended with transparency requirements for paid editing
4 Engineering
[...]

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Free as in Open Access and Wikipedia

This post by Yana Welinder (Legal Counsel at the Wikimedia Foundation and Non-Residential Fellow at Stanford CIS) was first published on the blog of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), as part of Open Access Week – a week to acknowledge the wide-ranging benefits of enabling open access to information and…

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Damon Sicore by Stephanie Hall Sicore (sicore.com), under CC-BY-2.0

Damon Sicore joins WMF as Vice President of Engineering

We are happy to announce that Damon Sicore officially joins the Wikimedia Foundation today in the newly created role of Vice President of Engineering, reporting to the Executive Director. Damon’s work in the new VPE role will be crucial to further developing and maintaining the technology that supports the very…

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Greek Wikipedia user wins key hearing in defamation case

We are happy to report that a member of our community, Greek Wikipedia user and administrator Diu, has won a critical hearing in an ongoing defamation suit

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"Sala Gabriela Mistral de la Biblioteca Nacional de Chile" by Freddy Alexander Bugueño Tolmo, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Chilean regulator welcomes Wikipedia Zero

Since 2012, Wikipedia Zero has provided access to freely licensed educational information to mobile users in Africa and Asia, free of data charges.

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Wikipedia Is Built on Transparency

The mission of the Wikimedia Foundation is to empower people around the world to develop freely licensed educational content and to globally disseminate that content.

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New “open” licenses aren’t so open

Wikimedians have long been excited by the growth of the Open Access scholarship movement. Open Access scholarship has made vast amounts of images, video, and data available to the entire world, and in the process enriched Wikimedia projects as well.

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