Foundation

  1. Wikimedia Foundation announces Tanya Capuano as new Trustee, alongside leadership appointments at 14th annual Wikimania

    Tanya Capuano brings deep expertise in technology, organizational strategy, and financial planning and analysis to the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees... Read more

  2. Wikipedia volunteers and free knowledge leaders gather in Cape Town for the first annual “Wikimania” conference in sub-Saharan Africa

    First ever Wikimania in sub-Saharan Africa will be held in Cape Town, bringing together more than 700 people to discuss how to improve the diversity of knowledge represented on Wikipedia and Wikimedia sites.
    Key participants include Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Katherine Maher, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, as well as notable thought leaders from across Africa and the world.... Read more

  3. Wikimedia releases ninth transparency report

    Our newly-released transparency report highlights the requests we received in the first half of 2018.... Read more

  4. Wikimedia Foundation and Kiwix partner to grow offline access to Wikipedia

    The Wikimedia Foundation and Switzerland-based Kiwix announce a global collaboration to increase offline access to Wikipedia and the Wikimedia sites. ... Read more

  5. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, June 2018

    How censorship can backfire and conversations can go awry; Wikipedians ‘driven by a sense of mission’, according to researchers.
    With contributions by: Tilman Bayer, Bri, Barbara Page, and Maik Stührenberg... Read more

  6. New interaction timeline improves investigation of harassment cases

    The new interaction timeline tool is a way to look at two contributors’ editing history—where they have interacted, when, and how often. This can help add clarity when reviewing reports of harassment and abuse, and takes some of the burden off both the people reviewing problems, and the people reporting them.... Read more

  7. What should journalists know about Wikipedia? A Poynter Institute NewsU webinar

    Join us for a Poynter Institute NewsU webinar to help journalists around the world better understand Wikipedia. Here’s some additional details on what we’re going to talk about on July 12.... Read more

  8. California Supreme Court upholds critical intermediary liability provision

    In a well-reasoned opinion, the California Supreme Court recognized that CDA 230 offers broad protection to sites like Yelp from liability for user-created content.... Read more

  9. Evolving the MediaWiki platform: Why we replaced Tidy with a HTML5 parser

    Three years ago, the Wikimedia Foundation’s Parsing Team decided to replace Tidy, a tool to fix HTML errors, with a HTML5-based tool. Here’s what we did in that time period, and what kind of complexities we faced in changing pieces of the technical infrastructure powering Wikimedia wikis.... Read more

  10. US Supreme Court ruling on immigration is an affront to Wikimedia values

    The Wikimedia Foundation rejects the spirit of this ban and similar restrictions in place around the world that treat some more equally than others.... Read more