Communications Community Foundation From the archives Gender gap

Jimmy Wales names Emily Temple-Wood and Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight as Wikipedians of the Year

Being awarded for the sixth time, this is the first time two Wikipedians have received the honor together.

Foundation From the archives Grantmaking

Individual Engagement Grants program will fund eight community-led projects

Selected from a field of 28 applicants, the 8 focus on tools and online community organizing.

Endowment

Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, gives to Wikipedia’s future

Craig Newmark has given much to the world of open-source and free information in the past. Now the founder of craigslist and craigconnects is giving to the future of Wikipedia, which he says “is where facts go to live.” Newmark is giving one million dollars—the largest gift yet—to the Wikimedia Endowment, the fund announced earlier this year as a….

Endowment

Annette Campbell-White named to the Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board

Annette Campbell-White, a successful venture capitalist and longtime supporter of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects, is joining the new Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board as its second founding member after Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales. “Wikipedia stands alone in the online world, providing information and knowledge to anyone, anywhere, without cost. As a reference and educational tool,….

From the archives Legal Wikimedia v. NSA

Reply filed in Wikimedia v. NSA appeal

Updates on our lawsuit against the United States' National Security Agency.

Foundation From the archives GLAM Wikipedia Library

Engaging librarians (and others) through social technologies: A #1lib1ref think-piece

This campaign was more than an outreach effort: it helped us to explore new technologies that facilitate diverse communities to participate in Wikipedia. To support a clear call to action for librarians, we incorporated three social technologies to grow the campaign: social media, hashtags (both inside and outside of Wikipedia), and microcontributions. Together they helped us share an inviting and compelling story of collaboration between Wikipedia and libraries.

From the archives Legal Wikimedia v. NSA

Announcing a new informational resource on Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA and government surveillance

We have released a new landing page for Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA, and the government has filed their response to our opening appeal brief.

Blog transition From the archives Legal

Save the safe harbors that power the open web

The Wikimedia Foundation advocates to the U.S. Copyright Office for the preservation of protections from copyright liability for intermediaries, and against turning intermediaries into copyright police.

From the archives Legal Wikimedia v. NSA

Appeal filed in Wikimedia v. NSA

Today, our attorneys at the ACLU filed the opening brief in our appeal of Wikimedia v. NSA, which challenges the National Security Agency’s “Upstream” mass surveillance practices. Our complaint was dismissed last fall on the grounds of standing, and the newly filed brief details the many reasons why we have the right to bring these claims. We expect the government’s response in March, and will continue to keep the community updated.

From the archives Legal Wikisource

Wikimedia Foundation removes The Diary of Anne Frank due to copyright law requirements

Today, in an unfortunate example of the overreach of the United States' current copyright law, the Wikimedia Foundation removed the Dutch-language text of The Diary of Anne Frank from Wikisource.