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The Wikimedia Foundation operates some of the world's most popular websites with around two hundred employees. Our new report outlines what we accomplished together in 2014.  Staff photo by Myleen Hollero, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0.

New Wikimedia Foundation report on activities in 2014

The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to release a report on our programs, activities, and outcomes from 2014.

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A longtime media executive, Kourosh Karimkhany has worked with leading companies such as Yahoo and Conde Nast -- where he spearheaded the acquisition of Wired.com, Ars Technica and Reddit. Photo by Myleen Hollero, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA-4.0

Wikimedia Foundation welcomes Kourosh Karimkhany as VP of Strategic Partnerships

A longtime media executive, Kourosh has worked with leading companies such as Yahoo and Conde Nast — where he spearheaded the acquisition of Wired.com, Ars Technica and Reddit.

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Guy Kawasaki is a noted author, entrepreneur and internet evangelist. He will bring a wealth of experience on the Wikimedia Foundation's Board of Trustees. Photo by Nohemi Kawasaki, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0

Wikimedia Foundation welcomes Guy Kawasaki as board member

The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to announce that Guy Kawasaki is joining the Board of Trustees. Mr. Kawasaki is a noted author, entrepreneur and internet evangelist, who will bring a wealth of experience and perspective to our movement.

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Terry Gilbey joins the Wikimedia Foundation as interim Chief Operating Officer. Photo by Myleen Hollero, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Wikimedia Foundation welcomes Terry Gilbey as COO; bids farewell to Gayle Karen Young

The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to announce that Terry Gilbey has joined us as interim Chief Operating Officer, reporting to Executive Director Lila Tretikov.

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An image from a 1973 London School of Economics appeal for funds for its library. Photo by London School of Economics and Political Science's Library, free licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Wikimedia Foundation adopts Open Access Policy to support free knowledge

The Wikimedia Foundation announces a new policy to make all research it directly supports freely available to the public under open licenses.

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Justice presides with her scale and sword at Frankfurt am Main. Photo by  Roland Meinecke, licensed under a Free Art license.

Wikimedia v. NSA: Wikimedia Foundation files suit against NSA to challenge upstream mass surveillance

Today, the Wikimedia Foundation is filing suit against the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) of the United States. The lawsuit challenges the NSA’s mass surveillance program. (..)

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Wikipedian Lukas Mezger (center), with free knowledge advocates Karl Sigfrid (left) and Dimitar Dimitrov, standing in front of the European commission in Brussels. Photo by Gnom, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Taking a stand for free knowledge in the European Union

When the European Commission held an official hearing on copyright reform, a representative of the European Wikimedia chapters participated (…)

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"WMF quarterly report 2014-15 Q2 status table screenshot" by Wikimedia Foundation - File:Wikimedia Foundation Quarterly Report, FY 2014-15 Q2 (October-December).pdf. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Wikimedia Foundation Quarterly Report, October-December 2014

The Wikimedia Foundation’s quarterly report for October-December 2014, the first in this new format, gives an overview of what we said we would do, what we actually did, what we learned in the process, and what’s next.

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The Wikimedia Foundation joined Twitter and others to file this amicus brief against the Department of Justice regarding national security requests. Public domain.

Wikimedia Foundation supports Twitter’s fight for transparency

On Tuesday, the Wikimedia Foundation joined Twitter and others to file an amicus brief against the Department of Justice regarding national security requests. (…)

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Wikimedia sites can only show this picture of Weimar's Nietzsche Archive because German's 'Freedom of Panorama' law authorizes it. If the building was located in Belgium or France, this would be a copyright infringement.

The Twilight of Copyright, or, How to reform with a hammer

The new European Commission is working on a copyright reform proposal this year. Here’s a report on what this could mean for the Wikimedia movement. (…)

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