2018

  1. 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

  2. Inside WMDE: A young developer reports

    Young software developer Ebba Aniansson spent six months as an intern at WMDE. Now she shares what she learned and experienced.  … Weiterlesen

  3. 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

  4. Wikipedia in the European Year of Cultural Heritage

    Martin Kraft (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MK_30955-71_Kloster_Eberbach_Dachstuhl.jpg), „MK 30955-71 Kloster Eberbach Dachstuhl“, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode

    Everyone knows Wikipedia, but have you ever heard about Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM)? … Weiterlesen

  5. A Stage-Win for All of Us

    Today, the European Parliament voted against a controversial draft Copyright Directive. Thrilling to the end, finally 328 against 278 with 31 abstentions. The road so far and what’s still at stake. … Weiterlesen

  6. Tools for Wikipedians: Keeping track of what’s going on on Wikidata from Wikipedia

    Rawpixel (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vintage_illustrations_by_Miss_May_Rivers_digitally_enhanced_by_rawpixel_109.jpg), „Vintage illustrations by Miss May Rivers digitally enhanced by rawpixel 109“, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode

    Wikipedians see editing articles as their craft. As anyone who takes pride in their craft knows, a well-equipped tool belt can make a difference. Time to look at some tools related to Wikidata that may help you in your everyday life on Wikipedia. … Weiterlesen

  7. UNESCO calls for participation: Recommendations on Open Educational Resources

    Kostas Kokkinos from Athens, Greece (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Words_on_a_Wall.jpg), „Words on a Wall“, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcode

    Until June 1st 2018, UNESCO invites you to comment on its first draft recommendation to its member states on Open Educational Resources online. Why we are involved and why it matters. … Weiterlesen

  8. Free Knowledge Worldwide: The Faces behind Wikimedia – Part 1

    Jason Krüger for Wikimedia Deutschland e.V., Wikimedia Conference 2018, Group photo (2), CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.de)

    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.  … Weiterlesen

  9. 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.  … Weiterlesen