Destaques da Wikimedia, outubro 2014

This page is a translated version of the page Wikimedia Highlights, October 2014 and the translation is 50% complete.

Highlights do [Wikimedia] de outubro de 2014, com uma seleção de outras atividades da Fundação Wikimedia e outros eventos do movimento Wikimedia importantes.

Nova ferramenta "nearby" nas aplicações Wikipédia mostra artigos à sua volta

Captura de ecrã do "Nearby" na aplicação para Android

As aplicações Wikipédia móveis para Android e para iOS receberam a funcionalidade "Nearby" em outubro. Esta recolhe uma lista de artigos da Wikipédia perto da localização do utilizador naquele momento e mostra a distância relativa. Uma bússola aponta para a direção de cada localização e é atualizada enquanto o utilizador se move. Um toque no artigo abre-o, e um toque longo abre a vista de mapa.

Todos os logótipos Wikimedia passam a ser licenciados sob uma licença gratuita

A equipa de Advogados da fundação Wikimedia anunciou que a partir de 24 de outubro, todos os Logótipos da Wikimedia são licenciados de forma gratuita na Wikimedia Commons sob a licença Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license. No passado, muitos dos logótipos da Wikimedia são tinham a CC BY-SA 3.0 license por motivos históricos. Começando em 2013, a equipa de advogados levou a cabo uma revisão aprofundada do estado do copyright com muitos dos designers dos logótipos para terem o histórico completo, terminando com a revisão das licenças desses logótipos.

Usar a Wikipédia Offline para guiar turistas na Antárctida

Um retrato no blog da Wikimedia descreve a forma como Hans Oleander, um guia turístico na Antárctida, usa uma versão offline da Wikipédia com o programaKiwix. Isto permite-lhe pesquisar rapidamente factos numa zona sem acesso à Internet, preparar palestras e responder a várias perguntas dos turistas sobre a Antárctida.

Slides de apresentação descritivos do novo projeto Structured Data

O projeto Structured Commons inicia-se em Berlim

A week-long bootcamp in Berlin joined members of Wikimedia Germany's Wikidata team and the Foundation's Multimedia team with community volunteers. They investigated how to structure data on Wikimedia Commons, reusing the same technology as the one developed for Wikidata. Today, information about media files on Wikimedia sites is stored in unstructured formats that cause several issues: for example, file information is hard to search, some of it is only available in English, and it is difficult to edit or re-use files to comply with their license terms. Separately, a file metadata cleanup has been launched, which will help migrate the existing metadata of the more than 24 million files on Commons to structured data.

The Wikipedia monument right after the unveiling

Wikipedia monument unveiled in Poland

On October 22, a monument honoring Wikipedia editors from all over the world was unveiled in the town of Słubice, Poland. The monument was the idea of Dr. Krzysztof Wojciechowski, the head of Collegium Polonicum, an academic institution located in Słubice. It was created by Mihran Hakobyan, an Armenian artist, and depicts two men and two women holding the Wikipedia puzzle globe. They stand on sheets of paper which, according to Dr. Wojciechowski, represent the culture of print from which we all derive. Wikipedia articles about the monument already exist in over 30 languages.

Free licenses and freedom of panorama now recognized in Russian law

On October 1, the Russian Civil Code saw several changes which are very significant for the promotion of free knowledge, in particular for Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. For examples, the new law directly recognizes free licenses and introduces freedom of panorama (allowing the publication of photos of modern building without having to ask for explicit permission, enabling the participation of Russia in Wiki Loves Monuments). Wikimedia Russia actively participated in the preparation of these changes.

Nobel Peace Center and Wikimedia Norway accompany peace prize announcement with editathon

On October 10, a group of Wikipedians from the Norwegian Wikimedia chapter met at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo to follow the announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize and make updates to Wikipedia in real time as the winners — girl’s education activist Malala Yousafzai, of Pakistan, and childhood rights activist Kailash Satyarthi, of India — were made public. The event followed on earlier collaborations between the chapter and the Nobel Peace Center, which is visited by 220,000 people every year.

Logo of Wiki Loves Africa

First ever “Wiki Loves Africa” photo contest focuses on African cuisine

Wiki Loves Africa is a new annual contest where people across Africa contribute photographs, video, and audio to Wikimedia Commons, running for two months (October 1 to November 30). The 2014 contest was about documenting the diverse cuisine across the African continent.

Editorial note: The Wikimedia Foundation has recently changed its organization-wide reports from a monthly to a quarterly publication schedule. Instead of excerpts from the Foundation's monthly reports, the Wikimedia Highlights now (starting from the October 2014 issue) summarize news about WMF activities from the Wikimedia blog, alongside other movement news.