Category Archives: wikimedia foundation

Knowledge Engine by Wikipedia

This is a revised and updated version of an email I first wrote on the Wikimedia-l mailing list three days ago. After sustained pressure from the Wikimedia community, the formal agreement for the Knight Foundation to provide $250,000 towards year-one of the … Continue reading

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Strategy and controversy, part 2

It’s been a busy time at Wikimedia Foundation HQ since my first post in this series, summarising the several simultaneous controversies and attempting to draw a coherent connecting-line between them. The most visible change is Arnnon Geshuri agreeing to vacate his appointed seat on … Continue reading

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After nearly a year down,  my blog is finally alive again! My “GLAM Fellowship” with the Wikimedia Foundation concluded at the end of 2011, and as a result the beginning of 2012 has seen lots of changes for me, so I … Continue reading

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Clamour for GLAMour

A couple of weeks ago it was announced on the Wikimedia Foundation blog, that I had been given a one year fellowship to focus on Cultural Partnerships within the Wikiverse – informally known as “GLAM fellow”. Not surprisingly, I think … Continue reading

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Let the Fundraiser begin

This is the first time I’ve visited the Wikimedia Foundation offices in their current location. It’s always lovely to be able to see a physical manifestation of the Wikiverse (be it at a meetup or Wikimania etc.) but to see … Continue reading

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A couple of days ago I spent some time talking with the good people at Fenton Communication who were selected to help the Wikimedia Foundation in the Credibility Campaign. The purpose of this campaign relates somewhat to a post I … Continue reading

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Fundraising Structure

Questions: Should Wikimedia Chapters fundraise? How should the money raised be distributed between and amongst the Wikimedia Foundation and the Chapters? Assuming that running this thing we call the Wikimedia Movement costs money, lots of money, the question follows – … Continue reading

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