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What is Wikipedia Zero? This short video explains the Wikipedia Zero program, in under two minutes. You can also view it on Vimeo.com here and YouTube.com here. Video by Victor Grigas (WMF), freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0

What is Wikipedia Zero? (VIDEO)

Watch this short video, which explains the Wikipedia Zero program, in under two minutes. Learn how (…)

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The Wikimedia Foundation hosted a booth at FOSDEM 2015, the annual Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting in Brussels. Wikimedia Booth Photo by Romaine, licensed under CC0 1.0.

Wikimedia at FOSDEM 2015

The Wikimedia Foundation hosted a booth at FOSDEM 2015, the annual Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting in Brussels. (…)

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For this year's Google Code-in software development contest, Wikimedia developers mentored young students to contribute to our free codebase. Here are last year's winners. Group Photo by M4tx, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0

Wikimedia in Google Code-in 2014

What happens when you combine 48 students, 30 mentors, and an endless list of tasks? During December to January, 226 Wikimedia tasks where successfully (…)

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Breaking up the MediaWiki codebase into separate PHP libraries can benefit many developers across the open software movement. 
Wikimedia Zürich 2014 Hackathon photo by Christian Meixner, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

Modernizing MediaWiki with libraries

The Wikimedia Foundation is breaking up the MediaWiki software into smaller, reusable libraries which can be developed more easily and integrated into any PHP application. (…)

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Wikipedia editor and high school student Ntsika Kellem on graduation day, near Cape Town, South Africa.See related video. Photo by Sydellewillowsmith, licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0

The grand adventure of the Annual Report

The Wikimedia Foundation is proud to release its 7th annual report. This year’s theme: knowledge is a foundation.

People do amazing things with Wikipedia. Read the 2014 Wikimedia Foundation Annual Report to learn more (…)

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Translate a Wikipedia article in 3 minutes with Content Translation. Screencast by Pau Giner, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Try Content Translation: A quick way to create new articles from other languages

Try Content Translation: A quick way to create new articles from other languages. This new tool makes it easy to translate articles from one language to another. It is now available as a beta feature in 8 different languages. (…)

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The Wikipedia app shows the article about Strasbourg on an Android device. New features like make it easier to access knowledge on the go. Screenshot by Deskana (WMF), licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0

A more immersive mobile experience on Android devices

The Wikipedia app makes it easier to access knowledge on the go — and provides a more immersive reading experience on mobile devices. This new Android release features a more image-centric design, improved search functionality, and suggestions for further reading. (…)

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Content Translation is coming soon as a beta feature

The Wikimedia Foundation’s Language Engineering team is happy to announce a new beta version of its Content Translation tool, which aims to make it easier to translate Wikipedia articles. (…)

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How we made editing Wikipedia twice as fast

The creator of the wiki, Ward Cunningham, wanted to make it fast and easy to edit web pages. Cunningham named his software after a Hawaiian word for “quick.” That’s why the Wikimedia Foundation is happy to report that editing Wikipedia is now twice as quick. Over the last six months we deployed a new technology that speeds up MediaWiki, Wikipedia’s underlying PHP-based code. HipHop Virtual Machine, or HHVM, reduces […]

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Wikimedia Technical Operations joins the Phabricator party

The Wikimedia Foundation Technical Operations team (“Ops”) are moving their processes to phabricator.wikimedia.org, thus joining the merge of multiple developer and project management tools into a single Wikimedia technical collaboration platform. This week, we migrated 5,986 tickets from RT to Phabricator, and now most requests to Ops can be initiated…

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