Wikimedia

Illustrated licensing tutorial for Wikimedia Commons

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Illustrated licensing tutorial for Wikimedia Commons

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Free knowledge is the foundation of all Wikimedia projects: anyone is free to use, modify and redistribute the content for any purpose. But copyright and free licenses are very confusing for new users, especially when they want to contribute pictures and other media files. A new illustrated licensing tutorial will now guide new users through the basics of copyright and free licenses to make their first steps easier.

Temporal evolution of the content & participants of Wikimedia Commons

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Temporal evolution of the content & participants of Wikimedia Commons

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As part of the Multimedia Usability project, I have been doing a lot of research to better understand how Wikimedia Commons is functioning, and particularly to understand its users & participants. One side I am particularly interested in is the demographics and the content dynamics of Commons.

Scaling up Software development for Wikimedia websites (Part II: Tools)

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Scaling up Software development for Wikimedia websites (Part II: Tools)

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I have previously explained why the current setup of the Wikimedia bug tracker is not ideal. I have also advocated for a more managed & scientific software development strategy. This article aims to discuss an appropriate tool to support this strategy, and at the same time fix what is broken.