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Wikimanía report Wikimanía 2015 report, part 1, the plenaries
2015-07-22
WMF's Executive Director, Lila Tretikov, gave the opening plenary address.
News and notes The Wikimedia Conference and Wikimania
2015-07-15
Wikimania 2015 is underway in Mexico City, and one of its sessions—a scheduled follow-up to the annual Wikimedia Conference that was held in Berlin in May—is good reason to provide a retrospective of that Conference.
Blog Wikimedia Foundation releases third transparency report
2015-07-15
The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to announce the release of our latest transparency report.
In focus The awful truth about Wikimedia's article counts
2015-05-20
The article counts of many Wikimedia wikis suddenly changed on 29 March 2015: as the Signpost reported at the time, sixty-five wikis fell below milestones tracked at the Wikimedia News Meta page, and three increased to new milestones.
Foundation elections WMF Board candidates share their views with the Signpost
2015-05-13
Board candidates share their views with the Signpost: Three community-elected seats on the Board of Trustees—the ultimate governing authority of the Wikimedia Foundation—will be decided by Wikimedians in the election to be held 17–31 May.
Special report FDC candidates respond to key issues
2015-05-06
Elections have begun for five community members of the Funds Dissemination Committee, the Foundation's volunteer body for judging and recommending millions of dollars worth of annual grants to affiliates in the movement. The election lasts just eight days, from Sunday 3 May until 23:59 UTC on Sunday 10 May, so at the time of publication, voters will need to act promptly.
In focus 2015 Wikimedia Foundation election preparations underway
2015-04-22
2015 will see through the biennial community election for the three community-elected seats on the Board of Trustees—the "ultimate corporate authority" of the Wikimedia Foundation and the level at which the strategic decisions regarding the Wikimedia movement are made.
Blog Single-User Login provides access to all wikis
2015-04-15
Later this month, everyone will be able to use the same user name on every wiki, thanks to Single-User Login.
In focus WMF's latest strategy document shows successes, vagueness, and the need for better data
2015-04-01
The Wikimedia Foundation this week released a State of the WMF report, a 38-page "snapshot" of where it is and where it wants to go in the future.
Op-ed Does the Wikimedia fundraising survey address community concerns?
2015-03-18
The publication of the Wikimedia survey findings on fundraising questions came three months after significant concerns were voiced about the design and wording of the December 2014 fundraising banners and e-mails.
Special report An advance look at the WMF's fundraising survey
2015-03-11
The Wikimedia Foundation gave the Signpost an advance copy of the results of a survey of English Wikipedia readers regarding Wikimedia fundraising, due for official release today.
In focus WMF to NSA: "stop spying on Wikipedia users"
2015-03-11
In an effort to protect and maintain the privacy of Wikipedia's thousands of editors, the Wikimedia Foundation has filed a lawsuit against the United States' National Security Agency, Department of Justice, and the Attorney General.
Blog Join the Wikimedia strategy consultation
2015-02-25
Editor's note: the Blog will be a recurring Signpost section that will highlight a recent post from the Wikimedia blog, run by the Wikimedia Foundation. This week's installment is written by Philippe Beaudette, the Foundation's Director of Community Advocacy, and focuses on planning for the future of the Wikimedia movement.
Op-ed A new metric for Wikimedia
2014-08-20
Denny Vrandečić argues that "We should focus on measuring how much knowledge we allow every human to share in, instead of number of articles or active editors."
Exclusive "We need to be true to who we are"—Foundation's new executive director speaks to the Signpost
2014-06-25
In her first interview since taking office, Lila Tretikov, the Wikimedia Foundation's new executive director, speaks about grantmaking, the global south, and the gender gap.
Special report Questions raised over secret voting for WMF trustees
2014-06-11
Last week we reported the announcement of two new affiliate-selected WMF trustees. The board of trustees is the most powerful and influential body in the movement, and chapters have been permitted to select two of the 10 seats since 2008, for two-year terms that start in even-numbered years.
Special report IEG funding for women's stories—a new approach to the gender gap
2014-06-04
Individual engagement grants (IEGs) are announced twice yearly by a volunteer WMF committee, the most recent of which we covered last December. The scheme, launched at the start of last year, awards funds to individuals or teams of up to four to produce high-impact outcomes for the WMF's online projects. It favours innovative approaches to solving critical issues in the movement.
Op-ed "Hospitality, jerks, and what I learned"—the amazing keynote at WikiConference USA
2014-06-04
I never feel quite adequate trying to paraphrase Sumana's words: she is so articulate. I highly encourage every person who reads this article to directly watch her keynote—it directly speaks to a lot of Wikimedia's most significant issues, made with great eloquence. We have a serious issue with retaining editors, and parts of her speech could serve as a pretty good partial blueprint towards how we could begin to fix that problem.
In focus Foundation announces long-awaited new executive director
2014-05-07
In a live video stream on 1 May, the Wikimedia Foundation announced that Lila Tretikov will be replacing Sue Gardner, its executive director. Gardner, who has been in the position since 2007, declared her intention to leave more than a year ago.
Breaking Wikimedia Foundation selects new executive director
2014-04-30
The Foundation's new executive director: The Wikimedia Foundation has announced that its new executive director will be Lila Tretikov, until now a chief product officer in Silicon Valley.
Special report 2014 Wikimedia Conference—what is the impact?
2014-04-23
The annual Wikimedia Conference wound up last Sunday, 13 April—a four-day meeting costing several hundred thousand dollars, hosted in Berlin by Wikimedia Germany and attended by more than 100 Wikimedians.
Special report On the cusp of the Wikimedia Conference
2014-04-02
The annual Wikimedia Conference is about to start in Berlin, hosted by Wikimedia Germany, which won the bid to hold the event over three others. This will be the fifth time the chapter has hosted the Wikimedia Conference—it did so from 2009 to 2012, with attendance ranging from 100 to 180 Wikimedians. This year 160 people are expected at the four-day event, which is mainly for representatives of affiliated Wikimedia organisations. The conference has been built around two themes: Organisation, structures, and grants and Success and impact.
Forum Should Wikimedia modify its terms of use to require disclosure?
2014-02-26
About a week ago, the Wikimedia Foundation proposed to modify the Wikimedia projects' terms of use to specifically ban paid editing, by adding a new clause titled "Paid contributions without disclosure". We have asked two users, one in favor of the measure (Smallbones) and one opposed (Pete Forsyth), to contribute their opinions on the matter.
Special report FDC staff raise the benchmarks for activities, impact, planning, and governance
2013-11-13
The supporting staff of the Wikimedia Foundation’s powerful volunteer Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) have released their assessments for the third half-yearly round of funding applications. The applications for the newly named annual plan grants were submitted by affiliated entities on 1 October, and comprise a total of more than US$5M in bids.
Foundation elections Candidates talk about the Meta problem, the nation-based chapter model, world languages, and value for money
2013-05-27
The elections for the three community seats on the Wikimedia Foundation's Board of Trustees start on 8 June. This second and final part of the interview explores two broad themes: Meta, the site that hosts movement-wide coordination; and offline entities—the chapters and the new thematic organisations and user groups.
Foundation elections Trustee candidates speak about Board structure, China, gender, global south, endowment
2013-05-20
Nominations closed last Friday for the three community-elected seats on the Wikimedia Foundation's (WMF) ten-member Board of Trustees—the ultimate corporate authority of the worldwide WMF. The Board has influential roles and responsibilities over one of the most powerful global information sources on the Internet.
Wikizine Introducing Wikizine; WMF scales back feature after outcry
2013-04-08
WMF scales back feature after outcry: Numerous Wikimedia Commons editors have chimed in on the Wikimedia Foundation's deployment of a new feature to its mobile website. Allowing anonymous users to register and upload pictures for use in an article, the feature was placed prominently at the top of Wikipedia articles in multiple languages.
Special report Who reads which Wikipedia? The WMF's surprising stats
2013-04-01
Who reads which Wikipedia?: Dutch-born Erik Zachte is the driver of the WMF's statistical output, and he writes that the "report card" and accompanying traffic statistics comprise "enough tables, bar charts and plots to keep you busy for a while".
Op-ed Meta, where innovative ideas die
2013-01-07
The project has long been an out-of-the-way corner for technocratic working groups, unaccountable mandarins, and in-house bureaucratic proceedings.
Interview Interview with Brion Vibber, the WMF's first employee
2012-12-31
Brion Vibber has been a Wikipedia editor for nearly 11 years and was the first person officially hired to work for the Wikimedia Foundation. He was instrumental in early development of the MediaWiki software and is now the lead software architect for the foundation's mobile development team.
Interview Funds, fiduciaries, and the Foundation: the complex dynamics of scaling
2012-04-09
Interview An introduction to movement roles
2012-04-02
Special report The plight of the new page patrollers
2012-02-20
Special report Fundraising proposals spark a furore among the chapters
2012-02-13
Interview The Gardner interview
2012-01-02
Interview Contracting for the Foundation
2011-10-24
Wikimedian in Residence interview Wikimedian in Residence on Open Science: an interview with Daniel Mietchen
2011-07-25
Board elections Time to vote
2011-06-06
Fundraiser November 15 launch, emphasis on banner optimization and community involvement
2010-11-08
Public Policy Initiative Experiments with article assessment
2010-09-13
Public Policy Initiative Introducing the Public Policy Initiative
2010-06-28
Objectionable material Board resolution on offensive content
2010-06-28
Sanger allegations Larry Sanger accuses Wikimedia of hosting illegal images
2010-04-12
Strategic planning The challenges of strategic planning in a volunteer community
2010-02-01
Fundraiser "Wikipedia Forever" fundraiser continues
2009-11-23
Fundraiser "Wikipedia Forever" fundraiser begins
2009-11-16
Fundraiser Controversial "Wikipedia Forever" fundraiser to start 10 November
2009-11-09
Office hours Sue Gardner answers questions from community
2009-09-28
Board elections Board of Trustees elections draw 18 candidates for 3 seats
2009-07-27
Wikimedia events Wikimedia Events Roundup
2008-11-17
Wikimedia Deutschland case Lawsuit briefly shuts down Wikipedia.de
2008-11-17
Board resolutions Four Board resolutions, including financials, approved
2008-11-10
2008 fundraiser Fundraiser opens: Over $500,000 raised in first week
2008-11-10
Board Nominating Committee Board of Trustees fills Nominating Committee for new members
2008-08-11
Wikimedia 2009 plan Wikimedia releases 2008-2009 Annual Plan
2008-07-07
Defamation suit dismissed Defamation case against Wikimedia dismissed
2008-07-07
Global groups Global group discussions in progress
2008-06-26
Board elections Ting Chen wins 2008 Board Election
2008-06-26
Board elections Board elections completed; results forthcoming
2008-06-23
Board elections Board elections continue
2008-06-09
Board elections Board elections open
2008-06-02
Single User Login Single User Login opt-in for all users
2008-05-26
Board elections Board elections: Candidate questions
2008-05-26
Board elections Board elections: Voting information, new candidates
2008-05-19
Policy updates Board to update privacy policy, adopts data retention policy
2008-05-12
Copyright claim Foundation receives copyright claim from church
2008-05-12
Board elections Board candidacies open through May 22
2008-05-12
Board restructuring Wikimedia Board to expand, restructure
2008-05-02
Global features Global login, blocking features developed
2008-04-21
Domas Mituzas interview Signpost interview: Domas Mituzas
2008-03-03
Michael Snow interview Signpost interview: Michael Snow
2008-02-25
New board members Michael Snow, Domas Mituzas appointed to Board of Trustees
2008-02-18
Audit released Foundation's FY2007 audit released
2008-02-11
Board expansion Board approves expansion, up to 11 trustees possible
2007-12-26
Möller move Möller resigns from board, joins foundation as employee
2007-12-17
Former COO Former Wikimedia employee's criminal history detailed
2007-12-17
Gardner interview Signpost interview: New Executive Director Sue Gardner
2007-12-03
Anthere interview Signpost interview: Florence Devouard
2007-11-19
French lawsuit Wikimedia avoids liability in French lawsuit
2007-11-05
Fundraiser, budget Fundraiser opens, budget released
2007-10-22
Job openings San Francisco job openings published
2007-10-15
Board meeting Board meeting held, budget approved
2007-10-15
Relocation Wikimedia announces plans to move office to San Francisco
2007-09-24
Treasurer and fundraising Wikimedia treasurer expected to depart soon
2007-09-17
Board elections Möller, Walsh retain seats; Brioschi elected
2007-07-16
New hires Wikimedia Foundation hires consultant, general counsel
2007-07-09
Board elections Board election series: Elections closed, results pending
2007-07-09
Board elections Board elections open
2007-07-02
Board elections Board election series: An interview with the candidates
2007-06-25
Board elections Board election series: Election information
2007-06-18
Board elections Board candidacies open, elections planned
2007-06-11
Election leaks Leak last year likely to produce changes for handling next board election
2007-04-09
Departures Patrick and Wool resign in office shakeup
2007-03-26
What you don't know can't hurt you Essay tries to clarify misconceptions about Wikipedia
2007-03-12
Blog aggregator Blog aggregator launched for Wikimedia-related posts
2007-03-12
Financial state hullabaloo Comment prompts discussion of Wikimedia's financial situation
2007-02-12
Board changes Foundation organizational changes enacted
2007-02-05
Advisory board named Foundation names advisory board, new hires
2007-01-29
Fundraiser opens Wikimedia Foundation fundraiser opens
2006-12-18
Financial audit Wikimedia Foundation releases financial audit
2006-12-11
Board expansion Board of Trustees expanded as three new members are appointed
2006-12-11
One million uploads Wikimedia celebrates Commons milestone, plans fundraiser
2006-12-04
Steward elections Steward elections begin
2006-11-27
Board reorganization Wales resigns chair position as reorganization underway
2006-10-30
Eloquence interview Interview with Board member Erik Möller
2006-10-09
Board elections Erik Möller declared winner in Board of Trustees election
2006-09-25
Board elections Board of Trustees elections continue with call for candidates
2006-08-21
Election update Election officials named to handle vote for board seat
2006-07-24
Angela's resignation Angela Beesley resigns as Wikimedia Foundation trustee
2006-07-03
Tron appeal German chapter prevails in Tron appeal
2006-05-15
Office actions Confusion over office actions as veteran contributor briefly blocked
2006-04-24
Office actions Jack Thompson unprotected after office removal
2006-03-20
Office actions Office actions policy receives renewed debate
2006-03-13
Office actions Interventions by Foundation have bumpy road
2006-02-27
Wikimedia committees Wikimedia Foundation committees organizing, starting work
2006-02-13
Tron dispute Wikimedia Foundation reportedly facing privacy lawsuit
2006-01-16
Trademark registered Wikipedia registered as a trademark
2006-01-16
Steward election Nine stewards elected
2006-01-16
Steward elections Steward elections continue
2006-01-09
Fundraiser ends Fundraising drive concludes after reaching $380,000
2006-01-09
Steward elections Steward elections continue
2005-12-26
Steward elections Steward elections set to begin
2005-12-19
Board activity Board plans fundraiser, seeks Wikimania organizer
2005-11-28
Wikimedia hire Wikimedia adds second full-time employee
2005-09-26
LinuxFund donation New source of funding added
2005-07-25
Wikimedia board elections Trustees re-elected, but exact results delayed
2005-07-18
Directed donations Earmarking of donations considered, trustees election starts
2005-06-27
Wikimedia elections Technical change in voter eligibility announced while candidates trickle in
2005-06-20
Wikimedia Board election Start of election delayed again
2005-05-30
Foundation official positions Wikimedia names seven to official positions
2005-05-30
Board meeting Board meeting and elections this week
2005-05-16
Wikimedia elections Wikimedia Board elections underway
2005-05-02
Tax exempt status Wikimedia Foundation granted tax exemption in US
2005-04-18
Quarto Second issue of Wikimedia Quarto released in five languages, more to come
2005-03-21
Fundraiser ended Wikimedia fundraiser exceeds target, ends early
2005-03-07
Fundraising drive Fundraising drive off to successful start
2005-02-21
Budget and contract Wikimedia takes over bandwidth contract, sets quarterly budget
2005-02-14
Tim Starling Developer Tim Starling leaves Wikipedia
2005-01-31
Fundraiser Foundation fundraising drive postponed
2005-01-10



       

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