Wikimedia India

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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 6,376,984 54,187,073 1,039,903,972 1,082 42,211,937 123,326 893,910
2 Urdu ur 165,074 947,793 4,743,116 11 134,717 307 11,475
3 Hindi hi 149,534 1,126,244 5,309,450 8 649,815 1,421 3,495
4 Tamil ta 140,637 443,054 3,270,297 34 194,804 368 8,051
5 Bengali bn 112,828 940,841 5,412,369 13 344,721 1,330 13,848
6 Telugu te 72,681 291,850 3,343,509 13 107,543 197 15,410
7 Malayalam ml 75,483 468,523 3,609,093 15 153,376 329 6,734
8 Marathi mr 79,710 267,543 1,951,659 10 136,140 209 19,142
9 Nepali ne 32,155 101,318 1,030,340 7 54,328 103 1,246
10 Punjabi pa 36,325 127,787 570,734 9 38,453 110 1,548
11 Gujarati gu 29,578 110,895 795,641 3 63,986 77 0
12 Kannada kn 27,170 125,973 1,076,813 5 70,553 120 2,463
13 Bishnupriya Manipuri bpy 25,087 62,467 846,853 3 22,331 30 47
14 Odia or 15,795 70,958 433,780 5 28,987 64 125
15 Maithili mai 13,682 37,814 226,394 6 10,531 30 115
16 Sindhi sd 14,700 54,217 227,769 4 14,292 36 120
17 Sanskrit sa 11,525 66,363 461,470 5 32,838 38 445
18 Bhojpuri bh 7,560 64,182 698,632 2 26,689 49 53
19 Assamese as 9,442 66,353 297,575 4 30,953 144 1,566
20 Santali sat 6,496 15,138 80,165 3 4,261 29 0
21 Goan Konkani gom 3,543 8,900 205,548 3 7,846 10 0
22 Divehi dv 3,010 10,770 123,849 2 22,218 18 933
23 Pali pi 2,561 4,549 99,648 1 6,114 9 0
24 Tulu tcy 1,509 7,544 94,516 2 4,392 33 0
25 Kashmiri ks 810 4,122 43,792 2 8,429 21 0

WikisourceEdit

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Language Wiki Articles Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Images
1 English en 895,432 3,584,417 11,688,295 24 3,007,120 424 19,380
2 Gujarati gu 37,458 42,108 154,758 3 3,270 11 0
3 Malayalam ml 19,707 70,924 211,340 4 11,078 15 605
4 Bengali bn 18,003 733,013 1,641,300 4 15,042 40 8,568
5 Sanskrit sa 18,335 118,458 321,195 3 7,104 115 64
6 Telugu te 16,754 111,776 367,911 5 4,985 23 428
7 Tamil ta 17,493 435,819 1,393,880 4 10,211 179 42
8 Kannada kn 7,258 89,809 234,955 2 6,454 9 6
9 Marathi mr 2,270 65,750 131,125 2 4,091 21 15
10 Assamese as 2,387 55,542 144,455 2 2,598 29 11
11 Odia or 1,154 11,104 53,256 2 2,169 11 0
12 Punjabi pa 1,178 50,471 133,224 5 1,475 18 198
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 6,769,382 7,666,808 63,904,890 103 3,857,872 1,728 24
2 Tamil ta 360,440 372,494 1,912,207 7 18,043 44 243
3 Kannada kn 264,208 267,776 663,812 1 5,749 15 0
4 Hindi hi 183,410 205,183 472,846 2 13,317 24 6
5 Malayalam ml 130,708 138,231 546,356 6 7,974 15 4
6 Odia or 108,608 110,459 192,123 2 2,418 6 1
7 Gujarati te 106,382 122,231 965,304 4 5,130 9 931
8 Urdu ur 25,983 33,168 109,472 2 4,276 7 2
9 Punjabi pa 15,417 16,524 34,631 2 2,234 8 0
10 Bengali bn 33,046 44,072 111,845 2 7,661 19 3
11 Sanskrit sa 6,000 263,465 508,199 1 5,367 3 4
12 Gujarati sd 1,860 5,494 26,964 1 1,980 4 43
13 Marathi mr 2,300 4,836 21,085 1 3,158 8 3
14 Gujarati gu 638 6,060 27,384 2 2,800 5 0
15 Nepali ne 395 16,669 62,849 2 3,505 9 25
16 Assamese as 16 258 4,958 1 573 0 0
17 Pali pi 1 54 3,323 1 464 0 0
18 Bhojpuri bh 0 231 4,856 1 507 0 0

StuffEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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