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The Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) is a non-profit organization registered in the USA, hosting websites known as the “Wikimedia projects”, such as Wikipedia and Wikinews, as well as this website, Meta-Wiki. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees. Its H.Q. is located in San Francisco, USA. Official information about the Foundation may be found at the Foundation website: wikimediafoundation.org.
The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees manages the foundation and supervises the disposition and solicitation of donations. The Board is the ultimate corporate authority for the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. (article IV, sec. 1 of the Wikimedia Foundation bylaws). The current membership list and contact information can be found at Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees See also the history of the Board of Trustees and a chartillustrating Board seats over time. The Wikimedia Foundation Board Handbook provides an overview of the role of the Board and its duties. The Foundation wiki holds lists of its past and upcoming meetings (with minutes), and its resolutions.
Channels of discussion
The Wikimedia Foundation is managed thanks to the use of: 1. Meta-Wikifor discussion and organisation of all public issues. This wiki is entirely public and editable by everyone and is also multilingual. 2. wikimediafoundation.org is the official website of the Foundation. This wiki is entirely public, but editing access is only granted to trusted members of the community. We try to translate pages in several languages. Feedback about this website may be offered here on Meta-Wiki at the Found...
The Wikimedia Foundation is operated and run using monies raised with fundraising and other donations. For more information, please see the donationspage.
In acknowledgement of the diversity of groups contributing to our movement, the Board of Trustees approves recognition of the following models of affiliation with the Wikimedia movement. Affiliates may change from one affiliation status to another, and should prioritize cooperation with one another without hierarchy. If you wish to start an affiliate or are looking for more information about affiliation, you may want to contact the Affiliations Committee.
Wikimedia Meta-Wiki(this wiki) is a website about the Wikimedia Foundation's projects and coordination.
Some project history
1. January 15, 2001: Wikipedia launched at Wikipedia.com, separate from Nupedia. 2. December 12, 2002: Wiktionarywas brought online. 3. June 27, 2003: Wikiquote was started on wo.wikipedia.org, which is now used by Wolof Wikipedia. 4. July 10, 2003: Wikiquotemoves to quote.wikipedia.org and later got its own domain name (wikiquote.org). 5. July 10, 2003: The Wikibooks project got its own domain name at textbook.wikipedia.org, later moving to wikibooks.org. See Wikimedia News. 6. November 24,...
The early history of Wikipedia was characterized by much chaos and well-meaning strangeness. Wikipedia Governance was conducted, effectively, by Jimmy Wales (Jimbo) alone, with the assistance of mailing list participants. The broader mandate of the expanding projects being considered, led to a suggestion in a wikien-l message by Sheldon Rampton: 1. I think we should go further still and shoot for the ultimate goal of creating “Wikimedia”. That's media with an “m”. It would use Wiki-style rules to enable public participation in the creation and editing of all kinds of media: encyclopedias and other reference works, current news, books, fiction, music, video etc. Like current broadcast media, it would have differentiated “channels” and “programs”, each with self-selecting audiences. Unlike current media, however, the audience would also be actively involved in creating its own programming, instead of merely passively watching it. The “wikimedia.org” domain name was purchased by mavin...
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1 day ago · The Technical Engagement team in the Technology department of the Wikimedia Foundation supports the growth and productivity of technical users who engage with Wikimedia's open knowledge as code creators and API consumers. We plan and execute programs that provide computing resources and support to technical audiences who are building software ...
17 hours ago · The mission of the Wikimedia Foundation is to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally.,
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