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  1. Introducing the Wikimedia Resource Center: A hub that helps volunteers find the resources they need

    Photo via the Library of the London School of Economics and Political Science, Flickr Commons.

    To expand Wikimedia communities’ efforts, we need to guarantee open access to resources that support this very important work. The Wikimedia Resource Center is a hub designed in response to this issue: it is a single point of entry for Wikimedians all over the world to access the resources and staff support they need to develop new initiatives, and expand existing ones.... Read more

  2. Wikipedia is built on the public domain

    Image by the US Department of Agriculture, public domain/CC0.

    During Copyright Week, the Wikimedia Foundation Foundation and other organizations are discussing five principles for copyright. On Monday, we are starting with the most important part, the public domain. Wikipedia illustrates the importance of an abundant public domain, and provides some valuable guidance on where you can find more public domain resources yourself.... Read more

  3. Inspire Campaign’s final report shows achievements in gender diversity and representation within the Wikimedia movement

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    Inspire grantees have improved the representation of women within our movement, one person, article, tool, training, and discussion at a time. ... Read more

  4. Wikimedia Foundation joins EFF and others encouraging the California Court of Appeal to protect online free speech

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    The ruling of the trial court in Cross v. Facebook ignores settled principles of intermediary immunity and could threaten speech online. The Wikimedia Foundation joined an amicus brief filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Engine, GitHub, Snap, Yelp, and others encouraging the California Court of Appeal to review this decision.... Read more

  5. Wikimedia Foundation receives $3 million grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to make freely licensed images accessible and reusable across the web

    Photo by Ajepbah, CC BY-SA 3.0 DE.

    The funding will support Wikimedia community efforts to enable structured data on Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository with more than 35 million media files.... Read more

  6. The end of ownership? Rethinking digital property to favor consumers at a Yale ISP talk

    Photo by Nick Allen, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    In November 2016, a member of the Foundation’s legal team visited Yale Law School’s Information Society Project for a presentation on issues with licensing schemes for digital products.... Read more

  7. Coming soon: A global community survey to learn how to best support Wikimedians

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    The new survey, called Community Engagement Insights, is part of the Foundation’s annual plan. It was developed with input from 13 different teams at the Wikimedia Foundation and tested with Wikimedia volunteers. The opinions gathered will directly affect how the Foundation supports Wikimedia communities. ... Read more

  8. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, November 2016

    Privacy risks as perceived by Tor users and Wikipedians, and other recent research.... Read more

  9. Twelve community-led projects awarded Project Grants

    Photo of 2015 Kiwix offline Wikipedian training camp in Cambodia, by Tapei Medical University FL Young International Service, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Selected from a field of 22 applications, the projects focus on software, offline outreach, and online organizing.... Read more

  10. Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA update: Hearing at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

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    We will continue advocating for the privacy and expression rights of the Wikimedia communities, which enable users to freely create and share knowledge.... Read more