Category: Politics & Society

Back to the future: for a free, open Internet

Ever since Elon Musk took over Twitter, the decentralised network Mastodon has become more and more popular. This is an opportunity for the web and for democracy – because it demonstrates that, alongside commercial platforms, there is also a desire for a free, open Internet.


New testing ground for Wikibase: A federal agency goes on an expedition in the Wiki universe

The German National Library and Wikimedia Deutschland are breaking new ground together. For years, Wikipedia volunteers have helped to link entries of the German national bibliography with Wikipedia entries and to correct mistakes. The two institutions have now agreed to jointly test the potential of Wikibase, the software used to run the free database Wikidata, for use in the largest standards database for cultural data in German-speaking countries, the Integrated Authority File (Gemeinsame Normdatei, GND).