Éclairages sur Wikimédia, avril 2014

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Éclairages des rapports de la Fondation Wikimedia and the d'ingénierie pour le mois d'avril 2014, avec une sélection des autres événements importants du mouvement Wikimedia

Faits marquants de la Wikimedia Foundation

Migration vers le nouveau centre d’hébergement de Wikimedia Labs

The Wikimedia Labs platform enables volunteers to host software tools to support the community's work, and to get involved in the technical operations of Wikimedia servers. As part of the Foundation's ongoing work to reduce reliance on the old data center in Tampa, Florida (USA), Labs was moved to the new data center in Ashburn, Virginia in April, completing several months of work by WMF staff and by volunteers who operate Labs projects. Among the advantages is the switch to a new file system (NFS) which is much more reliable than the one used used for Labs in the old data center (GlusterFS, which had caused most of the Labs failures and downtime in the preceding months). Also, in the new data center, many Labs projects are now using the internal Labs web proxy, which provides several benefits including HTTPS access and increased user data privacy. The Toolserver, the predecessor of the "Tool Labs" part of Wikimedia Labs, is planned to shut down on June 30.

New MediaViewer starts getting released on Wikimedia sites

The Foundation's multimedia team released Media Viewer v0.2 on 14 pilot sites in April, in preparation for a wider deployment in May. The overall response was favorable, and a growing majority of survey respondents was finding this new multimedia browser useful. The team also developed a set of metrics dashboards to track how often MediaViewer and its various features are used, and how fast it performs over the Internet, as well as local metrics dashboards for selected sites: first results showed a decline in image load time, and suggest that Media Viewer loads faster than the old file description pages.

Lila Tretikov

New Executive Director and Chief Communications Officer

Katherine Maher

In April, preparations took place to welcome the Foundation's incoming executive director Lila Tretikov, who was announced on May 1. She will succeed Sue Gardner on June 1, who will move into a new role as special adviser. Lila Tretikov was born in the Soviet Union and moved to the United States as a teenager. She has been working for technology companies, primarily in open source, in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 15 years, most recently at SugarCRM.

Also in April, Katherine Maher was announced as the Foundation's new Chief Communications Officer.

Données et tendances

Global unique visitors for March:

495 million (+4.44% compared with February; -4.33% compared with the previous year)
(comScore data for all Wikimedia Foundation projects; comScore will release April data later in May)

Page requests for April:

20.697 billion (-1.6% compared with March; -0.6% compared with the previous year)
(Server log data, all Wikimedia Foundation content projects including mobile access, but excluding Wikidata and the Wikipedia main portal page.)

Active Registered Editors for March 2014 (>= 5 mainspace edits/month, excluding bots):

79,352 (+4.59% compared with February / -2.84% compared with the previous year)
(Database data, all Wikimedia Foundation projects.)

Carte de rapport (intégrant les différentes données et tendances statistiques au sujet des projets WMF) :




Revenus et dépenses de la Fondation Wikimedia depuis le début de l’année par rapport au plan, au 31 mars 2014.
Dépenses de la Fondation Wikimédia depuis le début de l’année par fonction, au 31 mars 2014

(Au moment de la rédaction de ce rapport, les informations financières étaient seulement disponibles jusqu'à la fin de mars 2014.)

Toutes les informations financières présentées correspondent au mois en cours et l’année en cours jusqu’au 31 mars 2014.

Recettes 40 957 259
Dépenses :
 Section Ingénierie 12 358 813
 Section Levée de fonds 2 989 855
 Section Subventionnement 1 198 163
 Section Programmes 1 358 725
 Subventions 3 961 161
 Section Gouvernance 582 854
 Section Juridique / Défense de la communauté / Communications 2 831 941
 Section Trésorerie / Ressources Humaines / Administration 5 034 754
Dépenses totales 30 316 266
Excédent total (10 640 993)
en dollars US
  • Les recettes pour le mois de mars s’élèvent à 1,71 M$ pour une prévision de 0,01 M$, soit environ 29,215 % de plus.
  • Year-to-date revenue is $40.96MM versus plan of $45.05MM, approximately $4.09MM or 9% under plan.
  • Expenses for the month of March is $3.22MM versus plan of $4.57MM, approximately $1.35MM or 30% under plan, primarily due to lower personnel expenses, internet hosting, FDC grants, payment processing fees, and travel expenses partially offset by higher legal fees and outside contract services.
  • Year-to-date expenses is $30.32MM versus plan of $36.37MM, approximately $6.05MM or 17% under plan, primarily due to lower personnel expenses, capital expenses, internet hosting, legal fees, payment processing fees, staff development expenses, grants and travel expenses partially offset by higher outside contract services.
  • Cash and Investments - $50.69MM as of March 31, 2014.
Video of the monthly Wikimedia Foundation metrics and activities meeting covering the month of April (May 1, 2014)

Autres temps forts du mouvement Wikimedia

Photo de groupe de participants à la Wikimedia Conference 2014

Annual Wikimedia Conference joins Wikimedia organizations in Berlin

From April 10-13, representatives of Wikimedia chapters, the Wikimedia Foundation and other organizations and committees from the Wikimedia movement attended Wikimedia Conference 2014 in Berlin, hosted by the German chapter. In previous years, many presentations covered program activities by chapters, but this year's conference focused more on organisational issues and the future of the Wikimedia movement in general. Examples from the schedule:

  • Wikimedia Germany presented the results of its Chapters Dialogue project, which assessed the needs, goals and stories of Wikimedia chapters. Representatives from all chapters had been interviewed for the project, alongside other actors.
  • Several other sessions and workshops at the conference discussed how to evaluate the success of program activities in the movement.

Wikimedians remember Adrianne Wadewitz and Cynthia Ashley-Nelson

Adrianne Wadewitz en 2012
Diapositives d'une présentation à propos de Cynthia Ashley-Nelson donnée durant la Wikimedia Conference 2014 peu après son décès

Le mouvement Wikimedia déplorait les morts inattendus de deux wikipédiennes proéminentes en avril.

Adrianne Wadewitz (User:Wadewitz) commençait de modifier Wikipédia en 2004, connaissant plus des 50 000 modifications. Elle était connue comme érudite qui a préconisé l'utilisation de Wikipédia dans l'éducation et assistait à faire pionnière l'approche de laisser étudiants contribuer à Wikipédia comme parte de ses cours (aujourd'hui le Programme d'éducation Wikipédia). Son travail de vaincre inégalités homme-femme lui connaissait reconaissance large.

Cynthia Ashley-Nelson (User:Cindamuse) commençait de modifier Wikipedia en 2007, connaissant plus des 33 000 modifications. Elle participait dans l'Équipe de réponse de bénévoles (OTRS) et était moderateur de la liste de diffusion au sujet de l'inégalité homme-femme. Elle mourait à la Conférence Wikimedia à Berlin où elle a étée élue vice-présidente de la Comité des affiliations.

Wiki Education Foundation reçoit une bourse des 1,39 million$

The Wiki Education Foundation was initiated in 2013 as a spin-off of the Wikimedia Foundation, assuming responsibility for supporting the Wikipedia Education Program in the United States and Canada, formerly run by the Wikimedia Foundation. The program, in which students write Wikipedia articles in place of traditional term papers, created the equivalent of more than 7,000 printed pages of new, high-quality content during the fall term of 2013 and the equivalent of more than 36,000 printed pages of content since its start in 2010.

On April 14, the Wiki Education Foundation announced that it had received a $1.39 million grant from the Stanton Foundation. The grant covers the first year of a three-year funding period, and supports improvements in the education program in the US and Canada, as well as additional programs to improve underdeveloped content areas on Wikipedia.

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