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 6,519,641 56,047,210 1,090,764,653 1,034 43,811,380 119,491 893,398
2 Urdu ur 171,933 979,854 4,935,089 11 146,758 298 12,098
3 Hindi hi 151,700 1,178,091 5,555,622 6 699,074 1,127 3,583
4 Tamil ta 146,992 462,608 3,435,778 31 205,275 300 8,052
5 Bengali bn 123,768 976,291 5,916,850 13 377,394 1,191 14,921
6 Telugu te 76,938 303,360 3,563,691 13 113,036 174 13,155
7 Malayalam ml 78,544 485,351 3,690,384 15 161,489 286 6,945
8 Marathi mr 84,675 282,056 2,118,923 10 143,989 167 19,141
9 Nepali ne 32,113 102,635 1,063,084 6 57,961 87 1,252
10 Punjabi pa 38,001 133,061 603,742 9 41,640 131 1,568
11 Gujarati gu 29,901 116,346 821,241 3 68,061 68 0
12 Kannada kn 28,207 129,223 1,097,376 3 75,137 191 2,585
13 Bishnupriya Manipuri bpy 25,084 62,804 886,375 3 23,336 24 47
14 Odia or 15,655 71,108 458,368 5 30,765 54 125
15 Maithili mai 13,713 39,031 229,004 5 11,566 27 115
16 Sindhi sd 15,225 56,189 239,529 4 15,533 35 145
17 Sanskrit sa 11,734 69,569 468,058 4 35,010 40 445
18 Bhojpuri bh 7,988 68,420 720,984 2 29,181 46 54
19 Assamese as 10,362 71,845 323,889 4 33,929 125 1,671
20 Santali sat 7,305 16,767 94,939 3 5,262 40 0
21 Goan Konkani gom 3,548 9,022 206,312 4 8,521 19 0
22 Divehi dv 3,018 11,162 127,870 3 23,179 26 932
23 Pali pi 2,546 4,634 101,524 2 6,561 13 0
24 Tulu tcy 1,586 8,391 98,630 2 4,829 17 1
25 Kashmiri ks 1,147 7,404 59,905 2 9,191 28 9

WikisourceEdit

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Language Wiki Articles Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Images
1 English en 955,652 3,825,870 12,399,849 22 3,038,906 358 19,501
2 Gujarati gu 40,730 45,630 165,117 2 3,467 10 0
3 Malayalam ml 20,133 71,794 214,375 4 11,425 12 605
4 Bengali bn 21,110 739,874 1,685,523 4 16,125 30 8,491
5 Sanskrit sa 18,995 123,434 339,112 3 7,701 44 64
6 Telugu te 17,427 122,037 390,972 5 5,290 17 456
7 Tamil ta 18,272 440,925 1,423,091 4 11,249 40 42
8 Kannada kn 7,272 90,173 236,333 2 6,733 10 6
9 Marathi mr 3,126 68,555 152,590 2 4,424 20 15
10 Assamese as 2,616 58,243 156,140 2 2,916 26 11
11 Odia or 1,194 11,158 53,899 2 2,261 9 0
12 Punjabi pa 1,604 52,496 140,550 6 1,581 22 204
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 7,078,386 8,174,485 67,361,508 107 3,943,760 2,015 24
2 Tamil ta 403,832 416,077 1,970,611 7 19,483 32 243
3 Kannada kn 264,276 267,906 665,836 1 6,307 9 0
4 Hindi hi 183,549 205,498 474,549 2 14,459 18 6
5 Malayalam ml 131,057 138,711 547,915 5 8,440 10 4
6 Odia or 108,627 110,562 193,690 2 2,552 9 1
7 Gujarati te 106,436 122,385 965,877 3 5,444 6 931
8 Urdu ur 26,611 33,476 110,950 2 4,568 8 2
9 Punjabi pa 15,450 16,562 34,800 1 2,317 6 0
10 Bengali bn 35,100 47,883 128,691 3 8,369 23 5
11 Sanskrit sa 6,022 263,467 508,437 1 5,700 10 4
12 Gujarati sd 2,105 6,622 28,426 1 2,051 5 43
13 Marathi mr 2,716 5,610 22,645 1 3,308 4 3
14 Gujarati gu 672 6,232 27,986 2 2,901 4 0
15 Nepali ne 438 16,723 63,177 0 4,034 16 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.