Free culture

Wikimania Free Culture Weekend

This blog post was written by John Cummings, Wikimania support at Wikimedia UK Last weekend the Wikimania Fringe Free Culture event took place at the Barbican Centre with 20 people attending from a range of cultural organisations, Wikimedia chapters, open knowledge projects and members of the public. Saturday A series of talks on topics related to open… read more »

Wikimania fringe: Free culture weekend

This weekend sees the latest in the programme of fringe events leading up to Wikimania. The Free Culture Weekend takes place at The Barbican Centre, London. The two-day event is open to all, but is especially suited to those who are digital artists and media creators, inventors and licensors, curators and archivists, lawyers and librarians,… read more »

Your Wikimania Needs You!

This blog post was written by John Cummings, Wikimania support at Wikimedia UK and Harry Mitchell, Wikimedia UK volunteer. Wikimania 2014 is a 2000+ person conference, unconference, festival, meetup, workshop, hackathon, and party, spread over five days in August 2014, preceded and followed by fringe events. It’s the official annual event of the Wikimedia movement,… read more »

Ten million free media files and counting

Ten is turning out to be the number of the year for Wikimedia. First, the Wikimedia Foundation celebrated the tenth anniversary of Wikipedia in January, and now Wikimedia Commons – the library of images, sound files, and videos that constitutes an integral component of Wikipedia’s user experience – has logged its 10,000,000th file. All files on Wikimedia… read more »