As the European Commission considers updating copyright rules, we want to ensure they do not threaten free knowledge projects like Wikipedia.... Read more

  1. Cross-wiki notifications unite a world of messages in one window

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    The Wikimedia Foundation’s Collaboration team has developed “cross-wiki notifications,” a tool that will simplify the editing experience for Wikipedia users by allowing them to get updates from all of the projects they contribute to.... Read more

  2. Get ready to rock ‘n’ scroll: Here are the English Wikipedia’s ten longest featured articles

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    Some articles, it seems, require more research than others. Here are the ten longest featured articles on the English Wikipedia as of today, ranked by the number of words in each.... Read more

  3. Annette Campbell-White named to the Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board

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    Annette Campbell-White is joining the new Board as its second founding member after Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.... Read more

  4. Wikipedia’s 15th birthday inspires Bangla translators; Odia-language Women’s History Month edit-a-thons

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    Bangla-language Wikipedians translated about 600 articles for their language’s Wikipedia; Odia-language Wikimedians hosted their second annual Women’s History Month edit-a-thon.... Read more

  5. Reply filed in Wikimedia v. NSA appeal

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    Updates on our lawsuit against the United States’ National Security Agency.... Read more

  6. “It pays itself back in dividends”: NASA and MediaWiki, a natural pairing

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    The wiki’s importance to the team became clear when the unthinkable happened—the team’s server crashed. It was then that the group realised how fundamental this wiki project, launched by three engineers and grown by countless others, had become in their daily routines.... Read more

  7. News on Wikipedia: Leicester City win historic Premier League title

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    Once rank outsiders, association football club Leicester City won the Premier League this week to cap a memorable season in England’s top division.... Read more

  8. A Death Star filled with all the May the Fourth facts you’ll ever need

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    Featuring a chocolate Millennium Falcon, sound designers, Leia’s distinctive hairstyle, James Bond, Ukrainian politics, and a holiday special that many might prefer to forget.... Read more

  9. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, April 2016

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    The eight roles of Wikipedians; do edit histories expose social relations among editors?
    With contributions by: Guillaume Paumier, Brian C. Keegan, and Tilman Bayer... Read more

  10. Improving constructed languages: Dietrich Michael Weidmann

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