Celebrating Latinx stories, culture, and contributions on Wikimedia projects
Today marks the start of a Heritage Month focused on celebrating the history, culture, and influence of Latinx communities in the United States. The official name of the month itself (National Hispanic Heritage Month) is a living example of the power of language — its history and inequities in who controls it, and its impact….
Smithsonian brings images of diverse figures from the history of US women’s suffrage to Wikimedia
The Smithsonian—one of the leading museums and research centers in the United States—has added over 200 images of women involved in the battle for women’s suffrage in the country to Wikimedia Commons, one of the world’s largest collections of freely licensed media. The donation helps advance the Smithsonian’s strategic plan, which calls for reaching one….
A bunch of media just entered the public domain. Here’s why that matters.
The black-and-white film flickers as a wealthy young woman, sitting on a bench in a garden, bats her eyes at the gardener’s son she is not allowed to marry. In her self-portrait, an artist wears masculine clothes against a bleak urban backdrop, dark eyes meeting the viewer’s gaze from the shadow of a broad-brimmed riding….
Creative Commons launches memorial fund grants and fellowship in memory of Bassel Khartabil
Creative Commons is accepting applications for two new opportunities to continue the legacy and impact of Syrian Palestinian Open internet activist Bassel Khartabil.
Wikipedia community and Internet Archive partner to fix one million broken links on Wikipedia
More than one million formerly broken links in the English Wikipedia have been updated to archived versions from the Wayback Machine, thanks to a partnership between the Internet Archive, volunteers from the Wikipedia community, and the Wikimedia Foundation.