1. Wikimedia IEG program will fund fourteen community-led projects

    Photo by Heatherawalls, freely licensed under CC0 1.0.

    Photo by Heather Walls, freely licensed under CC0 1.0. We are excited to announce the successful grantees from round two of the Wikimedia Foundation’s 2015 Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) program. Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) provide funding to individuals and small teams to take on projects with potential for online impact and that advance the Wikimedia Foundation’s mission and strat... Read more

  2. Check out these new features and extensions kicked off at Google Summer of Code 2015

    Image by Faebot, freely licensed under OGL 1.0.

    The last Google Summer of Code and Outreachy rounds are over. Take a look to the awesome projects completed and the the new features that you should keep an eye out for! For the first time, all Wikimedia projects that passed the evaluation were immediately deployed in production or Wikimedia Labs.... Read more

  3. Journey across Pakistan – Saqib Qayyum

    Lulusar-Dudipatsar National Park in Khyber Pakhtunkwa is encircled throughout the year by snow clad peaks Saqib Qayyum intends to forever alter Pakistan’s tourism reputation via Wikivoyage. Pakistan is not exactly a leading tourist destination, but for Saqib Qayyum, a young active contributor to one of Wikimedia’s youngest projects – Wikivoyage – it has the potential to be just... Read more

  4. Launching an Unconventional Trademark Policy for Open Collaboration

    The Wikipedia puzzle globe and wordmark. On February 1, 2014, the Wikimedia Foundation’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved an unconventional new trademark policy. The new policy is uniquely permissive, was developed in a massive online collaboration among the Wikimedia community, and contains cutting-edge information design principles to make it user-friendly.  Just like the content on the... Read more

  5. Wikivoyage has a new logo

    We are thrilled to announce that, following a spirited and collaborative process, the Wikivoyage community has selected an official logo. Wikivoyage, a free online travel guide, joined the Wikimedia movement in January of this year. It currently offers over 65,000 articles in 15 languages. The World Trade Organization expressed concerns about Wikivoyage’s initial logo on account of the design... Read more

  6. A victory for Wikivoyage and free knowledge

    Settlement of litigation between Internet Brands and the Wikimedia Foundation Today we are pleased to announce a settlement in the legal proceedings between the Wikimedia Foundation and Internet Brands relating to issues stemming from the creation of Wikivoyage, our community’s newest free knowledge project. We regard this settlement as a victory for the Wikimedia movement, and a vindication of ... Read more

  7. Wikimedia Foundation launches Wikivoyage, a free, worldwide travel guide that anyone can edit

    The Wikimedia Foundation is excited to announce the launch of its 12th official project: Wikivoyage, a free, worldwide, online travel guide. Like Wikipedia and its sister projects, Wikivoyage is free to edit, free of ads, and built collaboratively by volunteers from around the globe. Wikivoyage becomes the 12th official Wikimedia project and debuts on the 12th anniversary of the founding of Wikipe... Read more