Wikimedia Foundation executive director Sue Gardner will step down in six months, she announced in a blog post Wednesday.
"We’re letting people program Wikipedia unsupervised," Harihareswara wrote. " Anyone can write a chunk of code to be included in an article that will be seen by millions of people, often without much review."
Jimmy Wales sat down with VentureBeat to chat about his concern about censorship and state-sponsored attacks.
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Information may want to be free, but the organization behind Wikipedia wants knowledge to be free too. So Wikimedia has formed a partnership with the world's sixth-largest telecom, VimpelCom, to deliver Wikipedia mobile sites for free to developing countries.
Wikivoyage officially launched today, a global, community-generated, non-commercial travel guide.
A look at the most viewed articles on Wikipedia in 2012, broken down by language.
The Wikimedia Foundation completes its ninth annual fundraising campaign in just 9 days.
Wikia is raising $11 million to support its growing network of pop culture wikis.
A Giving Tuesday round up of investors giving their money to technology companies.
Social network Quora made some interesting additions to its service today in an attempt to become the Internet's go-to place for detailed information about any topic.
Wikipedia is launching another massive photo contest to boost the number of free photos visible in WikiMedia Commons and available for illustrating Wikipedia stories.
The contest is Wiki Loves Monuments 2012, and is focused on photos of historic sites around the world.
The British government wants to open up and get the public more involved in policy-making, and it is bringing on Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales as an unpaid advisor on the initiative.
Rohan Silva, a senior aide to UK Prime Minister …
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales had fighting words for Motion Picture Association of America chairman Christopher Dodd, calling the former Senator and current lobbyist out on his recent threats and pronouncing that the MPAA should fire its chief.
“Candidly, those who …
The founder of Russia’s largest social network proclaimed his love and support for Wikipedia today by promising to donate $1 million to the not-for-profit organization while onstage at the Digital Life Design conference in Munich.
Twenty-seven year-old entrepreneur Pavel Durov …
You’re likely a little sick of hearing about SOPA by now. I know I’m sure as hell tired of writing about it. But yesterday, everyone from Google to Wikipedia protested the highly controversial bill, commonly resulting in a blackout of …
Silicon Valley proved me wrong. And I couldn’t be more thrilled.
I was skeptical last week that Silicon Valley would be organized enough to make a big impact on the discussion of SOPA and PIPA. But it did organize, and …
Update: Google said that 4.5 million people have added their signatures to the SOPA/PIPA petition since this morning. Mark Zuckerberg also threw his hat in the ring, Silicon Alley had a rad protest and a bunch of legislators who …
A handful of U.S. websites have decided to go dark today in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act as well as its senate cousin the Protect IP Act — two piece of proposed legislation aimed at curbing piracy efforts …
After announcing yesterday that Wikipedia will join other websites in a January 18 blackout to protest the SOPA piracy bill, founder Jimmy Wales has explained his reasoning further to fend off criticism.
Meanwhile, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo (pictured) caught flack …