Photo by Heatherawalls, freely licensed under CC0 1.0.

Wikimedia IEG program will fund fourteen community-led projects

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…

Read more
Image by Faebot, freely licensed under OGL 1.0.

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

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

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…

Read more

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….

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more