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¿Cómo apoya la Fundación Wikimedia la diversidad?

¿Cuál es la política de la Fundación Wikimedia respecto a la "acción afirmativa", tanto en prácticas laborales como editoriales? ¿Cómo es que promueve la diversidad?

La Fundación Wikimedia está comprometida con la igualdad. Su política de no discriminación prohíbe la discriminación contra personas usuarias o empleadas prospectas con base en raza, color, género, religión, nacionalidad, edad, discapacidad, orientación sexual, o cualquier otra característica protegida por ley. Asimismo, en conformidad con su política de pluralismo, internacionalismo, y diversidad, solicita empleados y contratistas alrededor del mundo y toma acciones provactivas para crear un equipo funcional como resultado de la diversa comunidad de empleados y contratistas.

In terms of volunteer contributions, that non discrimination policy is built into the way our website works. Reading and editing our projects is open to people without any regard to their race, color, gender, religion, or other personal factors; because we do not require demographic information from volunteer contributors, we do not know this information about the people who choose to edit. That doesn't mean that the Wikimedia Foundation is uninterested in this information. We do conduct surveys of editors which explore in part the diversity of the editing community. The first such study was conducted in April 2011; the results can be read here. Demographic information begins on page 18. A second survey was conducted later in 2011, with results here. Demographic data begins on page 5. Reporting on the 2012 editor survey is currently ongoing; we will have a better idea of the demographic trends of our volunteer contributors after this is complete. (You can read more about this, and also see the results when posted, here.)

One of the ways we are working to encourage diversity is in raising our profile around the world, making sure that as many people as possible are aware of and have access to our projects. For instance, with Wikipedia Zero we seek to reduce barriers to accessing and contributing to free knowledge in developing countries by helping to coordinate mobile access to Wikipedia free of data charges. For many readers in developing countries, their primary (and often only) access to the internet is via mobile. You can read more information about this program at Mobile partnerships.

¿Apoya activamente la Fundación Wikimedia un Internet libre y abierto? ¿Cómo?

Yes, the Wikimedia Foundation actively supports a free and open internet. We begin demonstrating our commitment to this ideal by living it—our software and user-generated content are open source, licensed under liberal copyleft licenses to permit their modification and reuse, even commercially, so long as the material and any resulting derivatives remain free. (See our Terms of Use and Mission for more information). Beyond this, we occasionally offer support to movements that support our mission or speak against measures which threaten it, for instance with our 2011 community-supported blackout to protest SOPA (you can see more at the English Wikipedia discussion) or taking part in the EU Copyright Consultation to encourage international consistency and reasonable term limits. You can get more information on some of the advocacy actions taken by Wikimedia and the Wikimedia Foundation at Advocacy and on the Wikimedia Foundation's guidelines for advocacy.