Category: Wikimedia

Wikimedia Deutschland gets dual leadership

From August 2022, Franziska Heine and Christian Humborg will lead the non-profit association as joint Executive Directors, with a woman on the association’s Executive Board for the very first time. No other movement combines expertise in free digital software with the expertise needed for an open digital civil society.


The Recommendations for the Future of the Wikimedia Movement are here!

Today, the recommendations for the implementation of the 2018 strategic direction of the Wikimedia Movement were published. They are the result of almost two years of intensive work by nine working groups with diverse membership, including several feedback rounds and iterations. This concludes the second phase of the international Wikimedia strategy process "Wikimedia 2030". The recommendations present how the movement should implement the strategic direction in concrete terms.


Data is the new groundwater!

Data debates usually only revolve around who can earn money with data and how. Unfortunately, that leaves out a lot of important questions for Free Knowledge: Who should benefit from public data and its processing? How can the protection and preservation of data be ensured? Much more needs to be said about the common good in data policy. We therefore propose a new data metaphor.

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Free Knowledge Worldwide: The Faces behind Wikimedia – Part 1

For many people, Free Knowlege is mostly synonymous with Wikipedia. Worldwide, tens of thousands of people, from volunteer communities to staff, work tirelessly to give even more people more access to more knowlege. At this year's Wikimedia Conference, the annual meeting of the Wikimedia Movement, we interviewed some of them about their commitment to Free Knowlege.


The countdown to WMCON 2018 is on!

The Wikimedia Conference is the annual meeting of all Wikimedia organizations to discuss the future of the Wikimedia movement. Now we're ready to share the first edition of a program full of varied and participative sessions: The preliminary program has been published on Meta.