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  1. Wikimedia 2030: Das Wissen, das noch fehlt

    NASA + VGrigas (WMF), Knowledge belongs to all of us. 2030 Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 4.0

    Knapp 1.000 Wikimedia-Freiwillige und Vertretende der Wikimedia-Organisationen kamen Mitte August in Stockholm zusammen, um über die Wikimedia-Projekte, Freies Wissen und ihren Beitrag zu den globalen Nachhaltigkeitszielen der Vereinten Nationen zu sprechen. Hochwertige Bildung, Verringerung von Ungleichheiten, freier Zugang zu Wissen als Mittel auf dem Weg zu gerechteren Gesellschaften – zahlr … Weiterlesen

  2. 15 Jahre Wikimedia – 15 Jahre Netzpolitik: Freies Wissen steht im Fokus der Konferenz „Das ist Netzpolitik!“ am 13.9.

    Nicht nur Wikimedia Deutschland ist dieses Jahr 15 Jahre alt geworden, sondern auch netzpolitik.org. Damit feiert eines der wichtigsten Sprachrohre für Grund- und Freiheitsrechte am 13. September 2019 Geburtstag und gleichzeitig die Entwicklung einer vielfältigen digitalen Zivilgesellschaft in Deutschland. Auf der sechsten „Das ist Netzpolitik!“-Konferenz ist Wikimedia mit mehreren Beiträge … Weiterlesen

  3. Free Knowledge: Hard-won Impact at the European Level

    Europaflagge. CC0

    Lobbying efforts for Free Knowledge are showing prominent effect in the EU copyright reform: Making digitised cultural heritage accessible will be safer in future, and in several places it has been possible to mitigate or eliminate expected negative side effects of the reform. … Weiterlesen

  4. Lexicographical data on Wikidata: Words, words, words

    Photo: https://pixabay.com/vectors/hello-languages-word-cloud-foreign-3791381/

    Language is what makes our world beautiful, diverse, and complicated. Wikidata is a multilingual project, serving the more than 300 languages of the Wikimedia projects. This multilinguality at the core of Wikidata means that right from the start, every Item about a piece of knowledge in the world and every property to describe that Item can have a label in one of the languages we support, making W … Weiterlesen

  5. Final stretch at Wiki Loves Monuments

    People from over 40 countries are taking part in this year’s Wiki Loves Monuments photo competition with tens of thousands of pictures. More and more cultural institutions see the added value in opening up to free digital knowledge projects such as Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia Deutschland supports this opening process with a wide variety of projects. … Weiterlesen

  6. Wikipedia Day: „An unexpected huge success”

    For the first time, Wikimedia communities and organisations from Germany, Austria and Switzerland jointly invited to a local Wikipedia day. We knew that people would like to look behind the scenes of the online encyclopedia. But the actual rush surprised us all.  … Weiterlesen

  7. Many Faces of Wikibase: Lingua Libre makes [ˈlæŋ̩ɡwɪdʒəz] audible

    Languages and multilinguality have always been an important part of the Wikimedia projects. A project called „Lingua Libre“ now aims to make languages and their sound freely available as structured metadata. WMDE’s Jens Ohlig spoke to Antoine Lamielle, Lead developer of Lingua Libre, about the project and its use of the Wikibase software.  … Weiterlesen

  8. Where did that paragraph go? This software change helps volunteers hold up Wikipedia’s high quality

    Charles J Sharp (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Meerkat_(Suricata_suricatta)_Tswalu.jpg), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode

    High quality and reliability of content are at the heart of Wikipedia, but this requires a massive collaborative effort. Recent technical improvements have made the process easier. … Weiterlesen

  9. WikidataCon 2017

    Jens Ohlig (WMDE), CC by-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode 4.0/deed.de)

    WikidataCon, the first conference dedicated to the Wikidata community took place in Berlin on October 28th and 29th. How to summarize this event? It was a huge success, both from the point of view of the community and the organizing team, and we hope that you enjoyed the event as much as we did. … Weiterlesen

  10. Using Wikidata to Improve the Medical Content on Wikipedia