Wikimedia Commons

  1. Sharing a live experience of the world: Luis Álvarez

    Luis Álvarez records and uploads music and other audio files to Wikimedia Commons, along with adding photos and editing Wikipedia articles. A strong believer in the culture of sharing and remixing, he sees Wikimedia as a place that could embrace not only knowledge but live experiences from around the world.... Read more

  2. Why I spend my Sundays photographing Kolkata

    When I go out almost every Sunday to shoot various places in and around my city, people often ask me why I do it. I tell that that I am just trying to illustrate the reference they use every day—Wikipedia.... Read more

  3. Share your photography with the world with the newly improved Wikimedia Commons Android app

    The second version of the Wikimedia Commons Android app has been released; the app now has several new features alongside improvements and multiple bug fixes.... Read more

  4. Community digest: New tool eases reuse of Creative Commons-licensed photos, news in brief

    Wikimedia Germany has created a new tool that will help re-users of Wikimedia Commons content comply with the requirements of Creative Commons’ free licenses. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates about the Wikipedia Education program, GLAM wiki, Women’s history month editathons, and more.... Read more

  5. The Metropolitan Museum of Art makes 375,000 images of public domain art freely available under Creative Commons Zero

    The release, which covers images of the great majority of the museum’s holdings, will enable anyone, anywhere to freely access, use, and remix photos of some of the world’s most well-known works of art.... Read more

  6. Introducing Montage, the web platform used to help judge the world’s largest photo competition

    Imagine, for a moment, what it takes to organize a competition with a quarter of a million contestants participating in over 40 different national campaigns around the world. How do you build tools for this unconventional process while still keeping it flexible and open for organizers to decide how to run their competitions? This year, the international team of Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM) organizer... Read more

  7. Community digest: Wiki Loves Earth winner helps promote free knowledge in Serbia; news in brief

    Čedomir Žarković’s first-place photo in the international Wiki Loves Earth photo competition made him into a viral star in Serbia. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes results of Wiki Women Prize and the Archives Challenge, registration for Wikimedia Poland winter meeting is open, Afilliations Committtee calls for volunteers and more.... Read more

  8. Winning photos in world’s largest photography contest reveal a world of monuments—and the volunteers who love them

    The top fifteen photos of Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 reveal a world of monuments, lovingly depicted by volunteers.... Read more

  9. How the world’s largest photo competition attracts a very human collection of heritage

    Wiki Loves Monuments drew 277,365 entries from 10,748 participants this year, the largest pool of submissions of any photo competition. Volunteers go through all of those, first on the national level, then for the global finals. The top 15 photos—winnowed all the way down from the more than a quarter-million—will be announced next week.... Read more

  10. Creating and writing sports history on Wikipedia: A Wikipedian’s experience at the Paralympic Games

    Documenting the history of the Paralympics Games on Wikipedia with the help of dedicated volunteers.... Read more