Foundation Board appoints Katherine Maher as Executive Director

Board Foundation From the archives

In a unanimous vote, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees selected Katherine Maher to lead the organization dedicated to spreading the sum of all knowledge.

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

Communications Community Foundation From the archives Gender gap

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

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Wikimedians gather in Italian alpine town Esino Lario for 12th Wikimania

Communications Foundation Wikimania

Vassia Atanassova is leaving her home in Sofia, Bulgaria this week, bringing a decade of rewarding collaboration with educational and cultural heritage institutions. Satdeep Gill is leaving his home in Punjab, bringing the languages and customs of the state in northern India. Isla Haddow-Flood is leaving Cape Town, South Africa, bringing with her motivation to….

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Individual Engagement Grants program will fund eight community-led projects

Foundation From the archives Grantmaking

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

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In worldwide vote, Wikimedia users select extraordinary picture of the year

From the archives Photo contests Picture of the Year Wikimedia Commons

1,322 pictures. 56 finalists. One winner. The vote for Wikimedia Commons' picture of the year is over.

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

Endowment

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….

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Freely licensed magic at Eurovision

Community From the archives Interview News on Wikipedia Wikimedia Commons

Thanks to Albin Olsson, free photographic mastery was on display at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.

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art and feminism edit-a-thon 2015

Cross-wiki notifications unite a world of messages in one window

From the archives MediaWiki Technology

The Wikimedia Foundation's Collaboration team has developed "cross-wiki notifications," a tool that will simplify the editing experience for Wikipedia users by allowing them to get updates from all of the projects they contribute to.

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Annette Campbell-White named to the Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board

Endowment

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,….

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