Communications

  1. Standing on the shoulders of “good enough”—25 years of Linux

    Screenshot, X11/MIT License.

    Happy birthday to Linux, the free and open source computer operating system.... Read more

  2. Community digest: Tulu Wikipedia goes live after eight years in Incubator; news in brief

    Photo by Vishwanatha Badikana, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Eight years after being created in the Wikimedia Incubator, the Tulu-language Wikipedia is now live as the 23rd Indic language Wikipedia.... Read more

  3. “It’s incredible that history decays almost immediately”: Evan Amos and the Vanamo Online Game Museum

    Photo by Evan Amos, public domain/CC0.

    Evan Amos started contributing to Wikipedia just from a desire to improve things. Five years later, he has created the world’s largest collection of high quality, freely available photographs of video games consoles, with a good deal of help from the video gaming community.... Read more

  4. Wikimedia’s global impact, my perspective: Lucas Reynoso

    Lucas with Osmar and Jorge. Photo by Jorge Alejandro Vargas, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Lucas Reynoso is an active 16-year-old member of Wikimedia Argentina who travelled to attend Wikimania with the local chapter’s team.... Read more

  5. No Man’s Sky and the drive to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of video games

    Photo by NASA/Buzz Aldrin, public domain/CC0.

    Casual readers may not notice that the English Wikipedia’s video game articles, like No Man’s Sky, usually adhere to a set of stringent guidelines.... Read more

  6. “Building a free and really ‘neutral’ encyclopedia”: Özkan Poyraz

    Photo by Fenerli1978, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    He’s made nearly 400,000 edits to Wikimedia sites, and you might be interested in his football and Olympics articles on the Turkish Wikipedia.... Read more

  7. Community digest: Konkani language speakers are separated by scripts but unite by Wikipedia; news in brief

    Photo by Pavanaja, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Konkani-language Wikipedians on what they think of Wikipedia as a binding factor for native speakers who speak in different variations of the same language and write in different scripts.... Read more

  8. The bold hero and bolder heroine of the first modern Olympics marathon

    Photo by athenswalk, public domain/CC0.

    We look back at a pair of Olympic athletes you won’t see in today’s breaking headlines.... Read more

  9. Meet the amateur photographer who has taken the most featured pictures on Wikimedia Commons

    Photo by Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Out of 15,084 images Delso has taken and uploaded, the Wikimedia community has rated 306 as ‘featured’ and 8,696 as ‘quality.’... Read more

  10. Rediscovering Jean Robic, “Kid Goat” of the 1947 Tour de France

    Photo by Agence de presse Mondial Photo-Presse, public domain/CC0.

    A surly, 17-year-old underdog shocked the cycling world with his victory in the 1947 Tour de France.... Read more