Wikimedia India


The Wikimedia India Chapter (Registered Name: Wikimedia Chapter) is an independent and not-for-profit organization that supports, promotes and educate the general Indian public about the availability and use of free and open educational content, which includes the ability to access, develop and contribute to encyclopaedias, dictionaries, books, images, etc.

Wikimedia India was formally approved by the Board of Trustees, Wikimedia Foundation after the recommendation of the Chapters Committee in June 2010 and India became the 29th country to host a Wikimedia Chapter. The Wikimedia Chapter was formally registered as a Non-profit Society vide Registrar of Societies, Bangalore Urban District on 03 Jan 2011. Wikimedia India is an approved chapter by the Wikimedia Foundation for Wikimedians living in, or connected to India.

This chapter helps coordinate various Indian language Wikipedias & other Wikimedia projects and spread the word in India. The chapter's latest updates can be accessed from its official portal Wiki, wiki.wikimedia.in.

It is an autonomous entity that does not have any editorial control over content on Wikipedia and its related projects. The Chapter does not have access to the servers hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation in the USA.

Becoming a memberEdit

Membership is open to Indian nationals (aged 18 years and above) and Institutions registered in India.

  • Fees: The annual membership fee (as on Mar 2012) is Rs 100/- for Individuals and Rs 1000/- for Institutions.
  • Membership Term: The membership term runs from the date of approval of said membership and ends on 31st March of the same financial year. Membership applications are accepted throughout the year. There are no multi year or life membership options.
  • Payment mode: The membership fee can be paid either by DD/Cheque/NEFT/Internet banking transfer (for SBI account holders) to Chapter Bank account. Please do not deposit cash/outstation cheques into Chapter SBI Bank account, at SBI branches as Bank levies Rs 25 as inter branch fee (as of Aug 2011). Please transfer the amount through NEFT as the charges are lower. Cash is not accepted for membership fee as of now.
  • Membership form: The membership application form can be downloaded from available: Individual, Institutional
  • Form submission: The duly completed membership application along with payment instrument/or details of payment needs to be sent to Chapter office: Wikimedia Chapter, No. 194, 2nd ‘C’ Cross, Domlur, 2nd Stage, Bangalore - 560071.
  • Application processing: The Chapter membership committee will endeavour to process all applications within four weeks.
  • WMC reserves the right to reject membership applications, with reason. In such cases, if payment is already made, the same will be refunded without any interest for the intervening period otherwise, the payment instrument (Cheque/DD) will be returned. However, the Rules and Regulations of the Wikimedia Chapter provide for appeal in such cases in Article IV-1. “In cases where the Executive Committee does not approve the application for membership of a person, said person may appeal to the General Body at the next Annual General Meeting.”
More Information can be found here

DonationsEdit

Wikimedia India Chapter ( Reg Name : Wikimedia Chapter) is a not-for-profit organisation which gratefully receives your donations, no matter how large or small. Please note that donations to Wikimedia Chapter are not non-tax deductible in India, as of now. We are currently working on 12A and 80G tax exemption applications.

We appeal to the community, members, philanthropic individuals and organizations to support us at Wikimedia India through donations. As a newly registered entity, we depend on the generous contributions of people like you to support the activities and projects of our volunteers throughout the country. If you wish to donate for a specific purpose or project aligned with the objectives of the Chapter, we would be happy to discuss this with you at the email address provided below.

Donations can be made via Cheque, Demand Draft, NEFT and Internet banking and the completed donation form should be emailed to chapter@wikimedia.in.

A direct deposit, NEFT and Internet banking can be made to our bank account.

If you are making a contribution by DD/cheque please make them payable to "Wikimedia Chapter" , payable in Bangalore and send them to:

Wikimedia Chapter
No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross
Dommaluru 2nd Stage
Bangalore - 560071

Once the payment is processed, we will send you a receipt.

As of now, due to regulatory body restrictions, we can accept donations only from India or Indian citizens.

More information can be found here

Communication channelsEdit

Official ContactsEdit

WikimediaIndia-lEdit

There is a mailing list at WikimediaIndia-l for discussion of this chapter, and of the Indian language Wikimedia projects in general.

Other mailing lists/groups/noticeboardsEdit

List of Mailing Lists specific to India

IRCEdit

To join the discussion on IRC, join us in #wikimedia-in

Social MediaEdit


PeopleEdit

Wikimedia India Chapter Executive Committee (Board) :

  • Rahul Deshmukh  : President (rahuldeshmukh101@wikimedia.in)
  • Yohann Varun Thomas  : Secretary (yohannvt wikimedia.in )
  • Sanket Oswal  : Treasurer (sanket_oswal wikimedia.in)
  • Santosh Shingare  : Member (cherishsantosh@wikimedia.in)
  • Viswanathan Prabhakaran  : Member (viswaprabha@wikimedia.in)
Write to the EC at wikimedia-in-exec lists.wikimedia.org

History and TimelineEdit

  • 30-Sep-2004: An IRC meeting on September 30, 2004 at 15:30 IST. For a summary of the discussion, please see 2004 IRC meeting.
  • Nov-2007: The discussions have been re-initiated in November 2007, and several people have responded enthusiastically on the WikimediaIndia-l mailing list (please see the November 2007 archive). A draft of proposed bylaws is available here.
  • Dec-2008: Sue Gardner and Jimmy visited India in Dec 2008.
  • Jul-2009: Discussions started again after the 2009 July Bangalore Meetup.
  • 8-Mar-2010: Memorandum of Association proposed. Now, we have reached a state where we can take this forward formally and fast. A brief background of the history can be found here.
  • 6-Apr-2010: A final version of the MoA and by-laws was submitted to the Wikimedia Chapters Committee on 6 April 2010, after undergoing various revisions based on feedback from individual members of the Chapters Committee, Wikipedians in India and elsewhere, and the advice of an Indian tax expert who is helping with registration. This is the announcement of final submission.
  • June, 2010 Wikimedia India became the 29th chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation by a resolution of the Wikimedia Board of Trustees.
  • 3-January-2011 Registration of the organisation in India was completed via Registrar of Societies, Bangalore Urban District Certificate No: SOR/BLU/DR/1137/10-11 dt 03 Jan 2011 ( announce page).
  • 30-July-2011 Events were kicked off with a seminar on Copyright and Open Licensing at Bangalore.
  • 12-Sep-2011 Outreach events were kicked off with a Wiki Academy for Department of Public libraries, Government of Karnataka.
  • 24-September-2011 The first AGM and Chapter Elections were conducted successfully.
  • 18-November-2011 Wikimedia India Chapter co-hosted the first WikiConference India with the Mumbai Wikipedia Community.
  • 14-September-2019 Derecognition of Wikimedia India [1]

Wikimedia ProjectsEdit

WikipediaEdit

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Language Wiki Articles Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Images
1 English en 6,554,397 56,604,837 1,105,011,954 1,032 44,187,327 114,084 897,568
2 Urdu ur 173,850 990,085 4,986,110 11 148,734 298 12,480
3 Hindi hi 152,107 1,186,795 5,586,901 6 706,605 1,211 3,566
4 Tamil ta 147,594 464,632 3,472,488 31 206,979 303 7,754
5 Bengali bn 125,771 985,885 6,001,623 14 382,545 1,091 15,252
6 Telugu te 77,578 305,657 3,592,346 13 114,119 207 13,369
7 Malayalam ml 78,875 487,557 3,700,743 15 162,758 262 6,960
8 Marathi mr 85,507 283,938 2,136,595 12 145,346 193 19,140
9 Nepali ne 32,239 103,372 1,066,725 5 58,505 99 1,258
10 Punjabi pa 38,303 134,078 607,599 9 42,181 122 1,575
11 Gujarati gu 29,941 117,352 824,391 3 68,815 66 0
12 Kannada kn 28,343 129,870 1,104,360 3 75,899 180 2,592
13 Bishnupriya Manipuri bpy 25,086 62,809 886,446 3 23,475 21 47
14 Odia or 15,797 71,552 461,011 5 31,028 44 125
15 Maithili mai 13,722 39,248 229,434 5 11,738 35 115
16 Sindhi sd 15,235 56,214 240,030 4 15,734 40 145
17 Sanskrit sa 11,771 70,053 469,215 4 35,316 52 445
18 Bhojpuri bh 8,009 68,939 723,094 2 29,592 42 54
19 Assamese as 10,571 72,833 329,017 4 34,407 102 1,707
20 Santali sat 7,382 16,894 96,204 3 5,418 39 0
21 Goan Konkani gom 3,548 9,034 206,350 4 8,612 16 0
22 Divehi dv 3,016 11,192 129,917 3 23,311 21 932
23 Pali pi 2,547 4,634 101,621 2 6,628 12 0
24 Tulu tcy 1,642 8,637 100,376 2 4,894 36 1
25 Kashmiri ks 1,168 7,730 61,461 2 9,293 24 9

WikisourceEdit

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Language Wiki Articles Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Images
1 English en 963,565 3,853,776 12,509,418 22 3,043,308 383 19,528
2 Gujarati gu 40,967 45,921 166,340 2 3,507 16 0
3 Malayalam ml 20,126 71,794 214,490 4 11,468 14 605
4 Bengali bn 23,229 743,510 1,694,558 4 16,519 46 8,488
5 Sanskrit sa 19,071 124,002 341,808 3 7,766 22 64
6 Telugu te 17,510 123,656 394,308 5 5,324 16 468
7 Tamil ta 18,409 445,543 1,432,908 4 11,386 61 42
8 Kannada kn 7,272 90,207 236,393 2 6,764 10 6
9 Marathi mr 3,549 69,433 155,344 2 4,475 21 15
10 Assamese as 2,697 60,036 159,938 2 2,958 26 11
11 Odia or 1,196 11,184 54,019 2 2,274 7 0
12 Punjabi pa 1,603 52,554 141,070 6 1,597 16 204
Page namespace Main namespace
Language All pages Without text Not proofread Problematic Proofread Validated All pages With scans Without scans %
as 5828 100 2965 21 2742 1487 1470 167 1303 11.36
bn 710062 6898 684886 572 17706 7548 7558 7528 16 99.79
gu 15046 317 1040 9 13680 11316 6137 1913 4224 31.17
kn 50292 571 45862 45 4072 1811 21064 131 20933 0.62
ml 47090 2051 12559 132 32348 690 6420 729 5691 11.36
mr 23441 11 22341 35 1054 34 1581 29 1552 1.83
or 7205 60 3070 3 4072 3029 659 99 555 15.14
pa 24317 293 13973 44 10007 1442 152 34 118 22.37
sa 54090 158 47918 22 5991 3805 20858 480 20378 2.30
ta 403711 95 381157 67 22392 10592 6252 2001 4251 32.01
te 51458 1193 15170 69 35026 25552 13242 4089 9153 30.88

Statistics as on 03 May, 2019.

WiktionaryEdit

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Language Wiki Articles Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Images
1 English en 7,129,284 8,236,413 68,453,928 107 3,956,997 1,925 24
2 Tamil ta 404,134 416,385 1,971,610 7 19,775 48 243
3 Kannada kn 264,278 267,915 665,952 1 6,386 15 0
4 Hindi hi 183,550 205,509 474,684 2 14,631 23 6
5 Malayalam ml 131,090 138,752 548,185 5 8,510 13 4
6 Odia or 108,627 110,580 193,730 2 2,574 10 1
7 Gujarati te 106,436 122,388 965,927 3 5,497 11 931
8 Urdu ur 26,622 33,490 111,008 2 4,607 11 2
9 Punjabi pa 15,450 16,562 34,804 1 2,332 6 0
10 Bengali bn 35,441 48,304 131,474 3 8,502 27 5
11 Sanskrit sa 6,021 263,467 508,489 1 5,765 11 4
12 Gujarati sd 2,107 6,628 28,432 1 2,063 5 43
13 Marathi mr 2,717 5,610 22,655 1 3,330 8 3
14 Gujarati gu 672 6,240 28,013 2 2,912 6 0
15 Nepali ne 431 16,716 63,207 0 4,093 12 25
16 Assamese as 16 258 4,958 1 574 0 0
17 Pali pi 1 54 3,323 1 465 0 0
18 Bhojpuri bh 0 231 4,856 1 508 0 0

StuffEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Derecognition of Wikimedia India". Wikipedia Signpost. 2019-07-31. Retrieved 2019-10-22.