Foundation

  1. Brand-new template support for the content translation tool

    Photo by Dương Trần Quốc, public domain/CC0.

    Content Translation is getting a major new feature: completely re-written support for templates, making it easier to translate templates across languages.... Read more

  2. A dashboard for Wikimedia programs and events: All of your outcomes in one place

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    The dashboard helps manage online and offline programs, including editathons, workshops, and education course, and is being designed to work in any language or Wikimedia project. In the dashboard, Wikimedia program leaders can share program information and training materials, participants can pick up articles to edit and review other’s edits, and everyone can see what participants contributed as... Read more

  3. Your donation keeps Wikipedia and free knowledge thriving

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    Today, the Wikimedia Foundation begins its 2016 year-end contribution campaign on the English Wikipedia. Discover how generous donations from last year’s campaign supported Wikipedia and its sister projects in the past year... Read more

  4. Mailbag: Is Wikipedia related to WikiLeaks in any way? No.

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    Answering your questions about how Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation work with the facts behind the facts. ... Read more

  5. Freedom of expression includes the freedom to link

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    You have probably never worried that you could be sued for posting a hyperlink to a video or article. But under a ruling by Hungarian national courts, it could be possible. ... Read more

  6. Wikimedia Foundation’s response to recently compromised staff and community wiki accounts

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    Beginning on Friday, November 11, 2016, wiki accounts belonging to Wikimedia Foundation staff and community members were temporarily compromised. This incident is under investigation, and we will make more information available as we are able to do so.... Read more

  7. Let’s judge copyright law by its contribution to learning and education

    Photo courtesy of Mike Masnick.

    Opening our event series Free Open Shared, Mike Masnick of Techdirt gave an energetic talk about the need for copyright reform.... Read more

  8. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, October 2016

    Why women edit less, and where they are overrepresented; article importance and quality; predicting elections from Wikipedia
    With contributions by: Giuseppe Profiti, Tilman Bayer, Morten Warncke-Wang, Jonathan Morgan, and Zareen Farooqui... Read more

  9. Wikimedia Foundation welcomes Victoria Coleman as Chief Technology Officer

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    Victoria brings more than 20 years of experience leading development and strategy for complex technologies at scale. ... Read more

  10. New dataset shows fifteen years of Wikipedia’s quality trends

    Drawing by Edward Dana and James Dana via the British Library, public domain/CC0.

    Looking to study how Wikipedia articles have improved over time? We’ve generated a dataset that tracks the quality of articles at monthly intervals over the entire 15-year history of Wikipedia across multiple languages—that’s 670 million assessments!... Read more