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.

Wikimedia ProjectsEdit

WikipediaEdit

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Language Wiki Articles Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Images
1 English en 6,229,663 52,360,917 995,805,460 1,114 40,719,147 127,117 890,996
2 Urdu ur 160,188 901,374 4,326,303 11 124,557 377 10,844
3 Hindi hi 144,794 1,067,793 5,064,732 8 605,375 1,337 3,454
4 Tamil ta 133,806 423,377 3,080,429 39 185,251 334 7,702
5 Bengali bn 101,538 888,788 4,809,185 12 314,844 1,127 12,423
6 Telugu te 70,386 278,562 3,080,128 13 102,733 186 13,471
7 Malayalam ml 71,702 447,921 3,454,719 16 145,988 328 6,518
8 Marathi mr 68,243 250,461 1,860,103 9 129,414 237 19,143
9 Nepali ne 31,827 99,317 979,769 5 51,337 80 1,280
10 Punjabi pa 35,070 122,847 552,436 9 35,777 105 1,516
11 Gujarati gu 29,331 106,377 750,585 3 60,791 77 0
12 Kannada kn 26,763 121,898 1,021,595 5 67,276 163 2,473
13 Bishnupriya Manipuri bpy 25,092 58,772 784,081 2 21,391 19 49
14 Odia or 15,565 69,367 418,436 6 27,269 61 124
15 Maithili mai 13,614 36,377 210,660 6 9,691 25 114
16 Sindhi sd 13,986 47,712 212,125 4 13,173 51 107
17 Sanskrit sa 11,482 64,025 456,783 5 30,965 48 445
18 Bhojpuri bh 7,415 61,521 682,286 2 24,763 30 53
19 Assamese as 7,742 57,694 259,071 5 28,620 123 1,432
20 Santali sat 5,667 13,030 65,802 3 3,271 38 0
21 Goan Konkani gom 3,623 8,751 195,171 3 6,942 18 0
22 Divehi dv 2,962 10,684 123,169 3 21,380 18 933
23 Pali pi 2,550 4,509 96,617 1 5,787 11 0
24 Tulu tcy 1,426 6,764 89,841 2 4,020 18 0
25 Kashmiri ks 485 1,885 34,140 1 7,939 12 0

WikisourceEdit

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Language Wiki Articles Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Images
1 English en 831,951 3,297,356 10,836,575 25 2,976,060 412 19,766
2 Gujarati gu 34,475 38,642 144,218 3 2,871 13 0
3 Malayalam ml 19,413 70,308 208,725 5 10,681 13 605
4 Bengali bn 18,590 744,899 1,520,109 4 13,501 28 8,773
5 Sanskrit sa 17,655 114,487 300,282 3 6,542 29 64
6 Telugu te 16,004 98,435 339,906 5 4,689 25 413
7 Tamil ta 15,206 430,363 1,247,080 4 8,608 163 42
8 Kannada kn 7,197 89,186 232,301 2 6,163 15 6
9 Marathi mr 2,231 64,933 122,830 3 3,768 13 15
10 Assamese as 2,214 50,217 114,255 3 2,327 27 8
11 Odia or 935 10,847 51,196 2 2,022 5 0
12 Punjabi pa 885 47,269 123,357 4 1,319 14 198
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 6,517,300 7,319,417 61,535,604 101 3,779,760 1,743 24
2 Tamil ta 358,541 370,283 1,902,776 10 16,807 69 243
3 Kannada kn 264,170 267,854 661,970 1 5,387 26 0
4 Hindi hi 183,195 204,835 469,693 2 12,374 19 6
5 Malayalam ml 130,631 138,068 545,286 6 7,477 13 4
6 Odia or 108,594 110,007 161,493 2 2,282 6 1
7 Gujarati te 106,380 122,188 964,908 4 4,831 9 931
8 Urdu ur 25,653 32,841 108,080 2 3,955 10 2
9 Punjabi pa 15,383 16,477 34,171 2 2,123 6 0
10 Bengali bn 12,295 20,535 69,395 2 6,953 16 3
11 Sanskrit sa 5,992 263,444 508,007 1 5,021 7 4
12 Gujarati sd 1,815 5,447 26,852 1 1,914 6 43
13 Marathi mr 1,693 4,121 20,030 1 3,014 7 3
14 Gujarati gu 615 5,699 26,650 2 2,694 12 0
15 Nepali ne 392 16,635 62,627 2 3,229 10 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

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