Toppnyheter fra Wikimedia, juli 2012

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De viktigste nyhetene fra Wikimedia Foundation Report (stiftelsens rapport) og Wikimedia engineering report (stiftelsens tekniske rapport) for juli 2012, samt utvalgte andre nyheter fra Wikimedia-verdenen

Gruppebilde fra Wikimania 2012

Nytt fra Wikimedia-stiftelsen

Ansatte i stiftelen rapporterer om sitt arbeid på Wikimania

I perioden 12.–14. juli samla wikimedianere fra heile verden seg i Washington DC for den årlige Wikimania-konferansen, som blei organisert av Wikimedia District of Columbia (se også månedens toppnyheter). Blant de tilstedeværende var ei rekke ansatte fra Wikimedia stiftelsen.

Hovedinnlegget fra direktøren for Wikimedia-stiftelsen, Sue Gardner, hadde tittelen "Wikimedia Foundation: The Year In Review and The Year Ahead" (Året som gikk og året som kommer) (lysark), og på møteprogrammet stod også andre presentasjoner fra WMF stab:

  • Fabrice Florin, Howie Fung, Karyn Gladstone, Brandon Harris, Oliver Keyes: Engaging editors on Wikipedia: A roadmap of new features (Mer aktive bidragsytere – ei oversikt over nye muligheter) (sammendrag, lysark) / Oliver Keyes: Engaging the Community: What We've Tried and Where We're Going (Et mer aktivt fellesskap – ting vi har prøvd og vegen videre) (sammendrag) - video
  • Trevor Parscal og Roan Kattouw: Life Without Brackets: Visual Editing for Wikitext (Et liv uten hakeparenteser – visuell redigering av wiki-tekster) (sammendrag)
  • Erik Moeller: The purpose-driven social network: Supporting WikiProjects with technology (Sosiale nettverk med et formål – teknologistøtte til wiki-prosjekter) (sammendrag, lysark)
  • Brandon Harris: The Athena Project: Wikipedia in 2015 (Athena-prosjektet – Wikipedia i 2015) (sammendrag. lysark)
  • Steven Walling, Maryana Pinchuk: Welcome to Wikipedia, now please go away: improving how we communicate with new editors (Velkommen til Wikipedia, og stikk av – bedre kommunikasjon med nye bidragsytere) (sammendrag, lysark, video)
  • Tilman Bayer (sammen medMZMcBride): Stop Spamming' vs. 'Nobody Told Me' – the state and future of movement broadcasting mechanisms («Slutt å spamme» eller «Det har ingen fortalt meg» – hvordan publiserer vi prosjektinformasjon nå og i framtida) (sammendrag, lysark, video)
  • Alolita Sharma: The next billion users on Wikipedia with Open Source Webfonts (Den neste milliarden Wikipedia-brukere – Bruk av Open Source Webfonts)s (sammendrag, video)
  • Amir E. Aharoni: The software localization paradox (abstract, slides)
  • Noopur Raval: GLAM and Outreach in India (abstract)
  • Lori Byrd Phillips: State of GLAM-WIKI in the US (abstract)
  • James Forrester & Philippe Beaudette: Wikimedia relations with governments, lobbying and public relations (abstract, video)
  • Amir E. Aharoni: Supporting languages, all of them (abstract - submitted by Gerard Meijssen - , slides, video)
  • Siebrand Mazeland, Santhosh Thottingal, Pau Giner, Niklas Laxström, Amir Aharoni, Arun Ganesh, Alolita Sharma: Ask the Language Support People (abstract, video)
  • Fabrice Florin: Giving Readers a Voice: Lessons from Article Feedback v5 (abstract, slides, video)
  • Leslie Carr, Ben Hartshorne, Jeff Green, Ryan Lane, Rob Halsell: Ask the Operators (abstract, video)
  • Amir E. Aharoni: The hundred-year old websites - a new look at Wikisource (abstract, slides, video)
  • Brion Vibber: Embedded scripting: creating interactive diagrams, maps, and other media resources in MediaWiki (abstract, slides, video)
  • Andrew Garrett, with other panelists: Small Process Helpers: The case for Widgets (abstract, video)
  • Tomasz Finc, Jon Robson: The Wikipedia Mobile Experience — Where We've Been and Where We're Going (abstract - submitted by Patrick Reilly -,slides, video)
  • Yuvaraj Pandian: The Wikipedia Smartphone Apps Story (abstract, video)
  • Oliver Keyes, with other panelists: Eternal December: How Awful Arguments are Killing the Wiki, and Why not to Make Them (abstract, video)
  • Maryana Pinchuk, Steven Walling: “This is my voice”: the motivations of highly active Wikipedians (abstract, slides, video)
  • Ryan Lane: Wikimedia Labs and the state of our open source infrastructure (abstract)
  • Amit Kapoor/Kul Takanao Wadhwa: Reaching the Next Billion Users: Wikipedia on mobile (abstract, slides, video) + panel (video)
  • Sumana Harihareswara, Guillaume Paumier, Rob Lanphier: Transparency and collaboration in Wikimedia engineering (abstract, video)
  • Santhosh Thottingal: Read and Write in your language (abstract, slides)
  • Asaf Bartov: Funds for Free Knowledge: Wikimedia Foundation Grantmaking (abstract, slides, video)
  • James Alexander: The Bad Assumptions of the Copyright Discussion (abstract)
  • Sumana Harihareswara: What Does THAT mean? Engineering Jargon And Procedures Explained (abstract)
  • Roan Kattouw and Timo Tijhof: ResourceLoader 2: The Future of Gadgets (abstract, slides)
  • Guillaume Paumier: 11 years of Wikipedia, or the Wikimedia history crash course you can edit (abstract, video)
  • Lori Byrd Phillips (with Àlex Hinojo and Andy Mabbett): QRpedia and you (abstract)

Beyond these, Wikimedia Foundation staff, fellows and contractors also participated in various other panels.

The fundraising team recorded over 100 on-camera interviews with Wikimedia editors, programmers and volunteers from all over the world. Interviews are inspiring new editor appeals (and a short video about Wikipedia), which we will showcase during the annual fundraiser.

Data og trender

Erik Möller explaining pageviews

Globale unike besøkere i juni:

469,64 millioner (-4,62 % sammenlignet med mai; +17,60 % sammenlignet med foregående år)
(comScore-data for alle Wikimedia Foundation-prosjekter; comScore vil offentliggjøre data for juli senere i august)

Sideforespørsler for juli:

17,7 milliarder (-1,9 % sammenlignet med juni; +2,5 % sammenlignet med foregående år)
(Server log data, alle Wikimedia Foundations prosjekter, inkludert mobiltrafikk)

Active Registered Editors for June 2012 (>= 5 edits/month):

82,220 (-3.2% compared with May / -1.3% compared with the previous year)
(Database data, all Wikimedia Foundation projects except for Wikimedia Commons. Note: We are in the process of moving to a metric that takes into account SUL and Wikimedia Commons.)

Report Card (integrating various statistical data and trends about WMF projects) for June 2012:


WMF YTD Revenue and Expenses vs Plan as of June 30, 2012
WMF YTD Expenses by Functions as of June 30, 2012
Sue Gardner explaining financial information

(Financial information is only available for June 30, 2012 at the time of this report.)

All financial information presented is for the period of July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012.

Revenue 36 112 711 $
 Technology Group 12 335 628 $
 Community/Fundraiser Group 3 769 765 $
 Global Development Group 4 879 005 $
 Governance Group 998 443 $
 Finance/Legal/HR/Admin Group 6 814 021 $
Totale utgifter 28 796 862 $
Total surplus/(loss) $7,315,849
  • Revenue for the month is $549K vs plan of $162K, approximately $387K or 238% over plan.
  • Year-to-date revenue is $36.1MM vs plan of $29.5MM, approximately $6.6MM or 22% over plan.
  • Expenses for the month is $3.3MM vs plan of $2.2MM, approximately $1.1MM or 49% higher than plan, primarily due to catching up on planned capital expenditures and higher-than-budgeted expenses for professional services and wikimania.
  • Year-to-date expenses is $28.8MM vs plan of $28.3MM, approximately $512K or 2% higher than plan, primarily due to higher-than-budgeted payment processing fees (reflecting over-achieved revenue targets), higher-than-budgeted expenses for Wikimania, and an over-spend for Legal to fix issues with our trademark portfolio.
  • Cash position is $25.4MM as of June 30, 2012 which is approximately 10.9 months of expenses.
Video of the monthly Wikimedia Foundation metrics and activities meeting covering the month of July (August 2, 2012)

Other movement highlights

Wikimania 2012 banner


In mid-July, over 1,400 attendees came to Washington, DC (US) to participate in Wikimania 2012. The annual global conference of Wikimedians was organized by Wikimedia District of Columbia. The main event from July 12-14 was accompanied by a hackathon, an unconference and various other side events.

The schedule contained presentations by over 275 speakers (see also the Foundation highlights), and videos are being uploaded. In the opening session, Mary Gardiner (co-founder of the Ada Initiative) talked about fostering diversity, and Jimmy Wales gave his traditional "The State of the Wiki" speech. In another plenary session, the Board of Trustees answered questions by Wikimedians.

Wikipedian in Residence for a whole town


Catalan Wikimedian David Parreño began serving as Wikipedian in Residence for the town of Palafrugell on the Mediterranean sea, in Catalonia (an autonomous community of Spain). With the approval of the town council, he is helping several local cultural institutions to improve their international online presence.

Russian Wikipedia blackout

On July 10, the Russian Wikipedia community blacked out their project for 24 hours, to protest a new law about Internet restrictions which had been proposed in the Russian parliament (Duma). Although the bill passed afterwards, some changes were made to it, and according to the head of Wikimedia Russia, Vladimir Medeyko, the blackout gained much media attention in Russia.