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Wikipedia Picks: a ‘bad-boy’ bishop and expensive tulips

The second installment of ‘Wikipedia Picks’ includes a so-called “bad-boy bishop,” expensive tulips, and several swindlers.

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Photo by NASA, public domain.

“One small step…”

Forty-six years ago this week, the Apollo 11 mission took three men into outer space. Two of them, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, were the first humans to set foot on the surface of the Moon.

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Video by Daniel Ulacia and others, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Tec de Monterrey students complete two major video projects

Students with Wiki Learning Tec de Monterrey venture into the creation of professional-level videos both as tutorials for fellow students and to document innovations in Wikimedia work

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Photo by Petar Milošević, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Victory in Italy: court rules in favor of the Wikimedia Foundation

Victory in Italy: court rules that the Wikimedia Foundation “is in a neutral position with respect to the content of the information drafted by its users”

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Video by Wikimedia India, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

Konkani Wikipedia goes live after nine years of incubation

Goan Konkani Wikipedia, finally went live this June 18 after being in the Incubator for about nine years. The project went through numerous hindrances but the hard work of the editor community who are mostly from the Indian state of Goa paid off in getting the project out of incubator.

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Photo by Micru, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Wikisource needs your input

After almost two years of activity, the Affiliations Committee has granted a renewal for the Wikisource Community User Group. We now ask the community how we should move forward.

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Photo by Tim Evanson, CC BY-SA 2.0.

ACLU files amended complaint on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation

On March 10th, the Wikimedia Foundation joined a lawsuit against the NSA over its upstream surveillance program. A hearing is scheduled for late September on the government’s recently filed motion to dismiss the lawsuit.

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Photo by Nan Palmero, freely licensed under CC-by-SA 2.0.

These Texans are on a quest to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of their state’s revolution

Alongside several collaborators and after investing hundreds of hours, Karanacs has finally completed her quest to rewrite Wikipedia’s article on the Texas Revolution.

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Wealthy apples in Piper Orchard, Seattle, Washington taken with a Leica CL. Photo by Dennis Bratland, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

World Camera Day 2015: What’s your favorite camera?

Today is World Camera Day 2015! Have fun taking your own photos or check out Wikimedia Commons for categories of photos labeled by with the camera used.

At the same time learn more about the cameras used by visiting Wikipedia to find an article or start your own!

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The Wikipedia Library aims to connect writers with high-quality sources. Photo by JHistory, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

New French partners for The Wikipedia Library

The Wikipedia Library added a new French-language branch earlier this month. Along with this new branch, the library has received three new donor partners to help contributors of Wikipedia articles use higher-caliber sources.

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