Hoogtepunten Wikimedia oktober 2012

This page is a translated version of the page Wikimedia Highlights, October 2012 and the translation is 52% complete.

Dit zijn de Hoogtepunten uit de Wikimedia Foundationrapportage en de Wikimedia technische rapportage voor oktober 2012, aangevuld met een selectie van andere belangrijke gebeurtenissen binnen de Wikimediabeweging.

Hoogtepunten Wikimedia Foundation

De veranderingen in de lay-out van Wikipedia voor mobiele telefoons behelzen onder meer de navigatie en een verbetering in de typografie.

Verbeteringen in ontwerp voor Wikipedia voor mobiele telefoons

The mobile gateway to Wikipedia was updated with several features that had earlier been tested on the mobile beta site. The new navigation system aims to make mobile features and settings easier to discover. In the coming months, the mobile team will work on adding possibilities to contribute on mobile devices. In the previous month, the Wiki Loves Monuments app had already introduced a mobile photo upload function, as the first such possibility. For readers, the new design offers fonts that make the content easier to read.

First in-person meeting of the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC)

The nine members of the new volunteer-run Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) met for the first time in October, preparing their recommendations about funding requests by 12 organizations (11 Wikimedia chapters and the Foundation) from a pool of more than $10 million of Wikimedia donations. In this new model, the funding requests have to be submitted in public, enabling a community review period that lasted until October 22.

The staff which supports the FDC scored each request according to a criteria list:

  • schattingen omtrent de mogelijke gevolgen
  • the organization's ability to execute the planned activities,
  • their expected financial efficiency,
  • the quality of the proposed success measures
  • the potential benefit for the Wikimedia movement

The Signpost (the English Wikipedia's weekly community newspaper) has published an overview of these scores and of the requested sums.

The Board of Trustees will announce its decision about the FDC's recommendations in December.

Wikipedia Zero now available to 230 million people after Saudi Arabia launch; has already grown Wikipedia readership in Africa and Asia

Wikipedia Zero, the program offering mobile Internet users access to Wikipedia without data charges, added Saudi Telecom Company (STC) to the list of partners. With STC's 25 million subscribers in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait, altogether 230 million mobile users in 31 countries have now access to the program, half a year after its worldwide start.

A preliminary evaluation of its effect on readership is promising: Wikipedia pageviews from Orange Niger customers grew by 77% and those from Orange Kenya customers grew by 88% in a four-month period including the launch in these countries. In Malaysia, unique visitors to Wikipedia from local operator Digi jumped by 42% after it joined Wikipedia Zero.

Wereldwijde unieke bezoekers in september:

474,9 miljoen (+4,08% vergeleken met augustus, +4,47% vergeleken met vorig jaar)
(comScore data voor alle Wikimedia Foundation-projecten; comScore zal data van juli vrijgeven in november)

Opgevraagde pagina's voor juli

19,8 miljard (+3,4% vergeleken met september; +15,8% vergeleken met vorig jaar)
(Databasegegevens, alle projecten van de Wikimedia Foundation, inclusief mobiele toegang)

Active Registered Editors for September 2012 (>= 5 mainspace edits/month, excluding bots):

82,582 (+4.08% compared with August / +2.98% compared with the previous year)
(Database data, all Wikimedia Foundation projects. Note: We recently refined this metric to take into account Wikimedia Commons and activity across several projects.)

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



Wikimedia Foundation YTD Revenue and Expenses vs Plan as of September 30, 2012
Wikimedia Foundation YTD Expenses by Functions as of September 30, 2012

(Op het moment van deze kennisgeving is de financiële informatie alleen beschikbaar voor september 2012.)

All financial information presented is for the Month-To-Date and Year-To-Date September 30, 2012.

Omzet $ 4.113.523,00
Technologie (Technology Group) $ 3.274.990,00
Gemeenschap/fondsenwerving (Community/Fundraiser Group) $ 588.771,00
Globale ontwikkeling (Global Development Group) $ 1.353.447,00
Bestuur (Governance Group) $ 200.668
Juridisch, gemeenschap, communicatie (Legal/Community Advocacy/Communications Group) $ 581.916
Financiën/Personeel/Administratie (Finance/HR/Admin. Group) $ 1.396.195
Totale uitgaven $ 7.395.987
Total surplus/(loss) ($ 3.282.464)
  • Revenue for the month of September is $2.36MM vs plan of $2.44MM, approximately $81K or 3% under plan.
  • Year-to-date revenue is $4.11MM vs plan of $4.36MM, approximately $245K or 6% under plan.
  • Expenses for the month of September is $2.20MM vs plan of $2.77MM, approximately $577K or 21% under plan, primarily due to lower personnel expenses, internet hosting expenses, travel expenses, capital expenses, grants and awards, and outside contract services partially offset by higher expenses for the annual all-hands meeting.
  • Year-to-date expenses is $7.40MM vs plan of $8.68MM, approximately $1.3MM or 15% under plan, primarily due to personnel expenses, internet hosting, travel expenses, capital expenses, legal expenses, grants and awards, and outside contract services.
  • Cash position is $22.0MM as of September 30, 2012 which is approximately 6.29 months of expenses.
Video of the monthly Wikimedia Foundation metrics and activities meeting covering the month of October (November 1, 2012)

Andere hoogtepunten in de beweging

The power of collaboration: Two robots have learned that they can move larger things if they work together. (Video from a research paper titled "Evolution of Adaptive Behaviour in Robots by Means of Darwinian Selection", imported to Commons by the Open Access Importer Bot)

Audio and video from open access scientific publications imported to Commons

The Open Access Media Importer Bot was approved on Wikimedia Commons at the end of October. It searches publication databases (such as PubMed Central) for audio and video files that accompany scholarly papers as supplementary material, and uploads them to Wikimedia Commons if they are available under suitable free licenses. It has already imported more than 9000 files.

200 GLAM professionals at German conference

An international conference titled "Shaping Access! – More responsibility for cultural heritage" took place in Berlin on October 23 and 24, co-organized by the German Wikimedia chapter with five other organizations. More than 200 representatives of cultural institutions (GLAMs) discussed ways of making cultural heritage more accessible, among them Wikipedia and Wiki Loves Monuments.

Ada Lovelace Day

In mid-October, the fourth annual Ada Lovelace Day was celebrated to honor the contributions of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, remembering computer pioneer Ada Lovelace (1815–1852). Wikimedians participated with several events, including editathons at the British Royal Society and at Harvard University that focused on improving Wikipedia coverage of women in science, and a party hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation.

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Wikidata.org gaat online

Wikidata behaalde een mijlpaal op 30 oktober nadat de wiki online ging op wikidata.org, het eerste nieuwe project van de Wikimedia Foundation sinds 2006. Wikidata zal een gecentraliseerde kennisbank zijn van data van Wikimedia projecten. De software wordt ontwikkeld door het Duiste lokale chapter. Het project bestaat uit 3 fasen. In de eerste fase, welke als is begonnen, zullen taalverwijzingen van dezelfde onderwerpen worden opgeslagen. De Hongaarse Wikipedia zal het eerste project zijn die van Wikidata's opgeslagen siteverwijzingen gebruik gaat maken.