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Wikimedia movement

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Wikimedia movement
Wikimania 2019 group photograph
TypeInformal organization of individual contributors, chapters, user groups, and thematic organizations
FocusFree, open-content, wiki-based Internet projects
Area served

The Wikimedia movement is a worldwide community of people who improve projects like Wikipedia.[1][2] They work together to create and manage these projects.[3] They use open standards and software to create and manage them.[4]

It was originally made by volunteers who edit Wikipedia. The movement has grown to include other projects such as Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata. It also includes volunteers who are software engineers and developers. They help make the software called MediaWiki better. MediaWiki is what is used to run the Wikimedia projects.

Projects[change | change source]

Content projects[change | change source]

As of 2021, Wikimedia has many content projects. These include:

Infrastructure projects[change | change source]

There are other projects that help the Wikimedia movement's infrastructure and interface. They do this by making them work smoothly. These include:

References[change | change source]

  1. Koerner, Jackie; Reagle, Joseph (October 13, 2020). Wikipedia @ 20: Stories of an Incomplete Revolution. MIT Press. p. 273. ISBN 9780262360609. The Wikimedia movement has always been a movement of writers (and curators) rather than readers.
  2. Maher, Katherine (2020-10-15), "22 Capstone: Making History, Building the Future Together", ::Wikipedia @ 20, PubPub, ISBN 978-0-262-53817-6, retrieved 2021-09-06
  3. Kosseff, Jeff (April 15, 2019). The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet. Cornell University Press. ISBN 9781501735790.
  4. Proffitt, Merrilee (April 2, 2018). Leveraging Wikipedia: Connecting Communities of Knowledge. American Library Association. p. 13. ISBN 9780838916322.
  5. "Wikipedia". Britannica. Retrieved 2023-06-09.
  6. Reed, Betsy. "Welcome to Wikidata! Now what?". The Guardian. Retrieved 2023-06-09.
  7. Sutherland, Joe. Emmanuel Engelhart, Inventor of Kiwix: the Offline Wikipedia Browser. In: Wikimedia Blog. 12 September 2014. Accessed on 26 November 2014.
  8. Barrett, Daniel J. (October 2008). MediaWiki. O'Reilly Media. ISBN 978-0-596-51979-7. Retrieved April 23, 2010.

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