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Wikipedia To Dump GoDaddy Over SOPA - Slashdot

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Jimbo Wales says the big W will be leaving GoDaddy hosting because of their support to the absurd SOPA legislation. The change will be done ASAP.

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P2P next community CDN for video distribution

http://techblog.wikimedia.org

As Wikimedia and the community embark on campaigns and programs to increase video contribution and usage on the site, we are starting to see video usage on Wikimedia sites grow and we hope for it to grow a great deal more.

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Wikipedia To Build Second U.S. Data Center

http://www.information-management.com

"The Wikimedia Foundation plans to build a new data center in the coming year to improve its site availability, the group revealed in its business plan for 2010-2011..."

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UK museums open up to Wikimedia

http://www.h-online.com

The Britain Loves Wikipedia scheme will see UK museums and galleries opening up to the free online encyclopaedia. Throughout February, volunteer authors can take part in special tours to document artworks and natural treasures at a total of 20 institutions.

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Wikimedia donates servers to deserving non-profits.

http://techblog.wikimedia.org

"Every year, Wikipedia usage goes upward, and every year the technical folks working and volunteering with Wikimedia have to plan, purchase, and implement new servers to keep up to the growing popularity of Wikipedia and its sister projects. With the advances in computing, running 9 new application servers this year took the load of 36 application servers from 3 years ago..."

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Wikipedia push for Ogg Theora

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Wikipedia’s decision to support Ogg Theora for video uploads may be the last chance to break the proprietary video monopoly embodied in H.264. Microsoft, Google and Apple have all built H.264 support into their products because it readily adapts to Digital Rights Management, without which studios and other video rights owners have been unwilling to make content available online.

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Video Goes Open Source on Wikipedia

http://www.readwriteweb.com

In a Beet.tv interview posted yesterday, Wikimedia deputy director Erik Moller gave a few clues as to the Foundation's train of thought when it comes to video editing and distribution.

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Orange forms world’s first mobile and internet partnership with the Wikimedia Foundation

http://wikimediafoundation.org

"Orange and the Wikimedia Foundation today announced a wide-ranging strategic partnership designed to mutually benefit each organization’s users by extending the way people can access free knowledge..." -- Is Microsoft

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the voting has begun -- and if you're in the wikipedia world, please participate

http://www.lessig.org

"I can't begin to describe how rewarding it is to see the voting start on the question whether WIkipedia should exercise an option granted to it by the Free Software Foundation to relicense Wikipedia under the CC-BY-SA license. I am very hopeful the community will choose to exercise that option..."

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Licensing update - From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki

http://meta.wikimedia.org

"The Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation invites the Wikimedia community to vote on this proposal to license Wikimedia material so it is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license (CC-BY-SA), while retaining dual licensing with the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) [...] A vote will be administered to the Wikimedia community in order to decide whether to impl

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Mozilla Grant will help Wikipedia Support Video

http://www.pcworld.com

"The proliferation of standards-based video sharing and collaboration is set to take off with a $US100,000 grant from the Mozilla Foundation to fund the development of the Ogg Theora video codec and server-side streaming software.

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Thank you from Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales

http://wikimediafoundation.org

"...Your donation makes you a key supporter of the free culture movement [...] You have proven that Wikipedia matters to you, and that you support our mission: to bring free knowledge to the planet..." via Wikipedia raises $6.2 M, exceeds 2008 fundraising goal

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Wikinews interviews the Wikimania 2010 Poland bid promoter - From Wikinews, the free news source

http://en.wikinews.org

"Wikimania is an annual conference for users, developers and other people involved in the wiki projects operated by the Wikimedia Foundation. It is held yearly since 2005. The first conference was held in Frankfurt, Germany, on August 4-8, 2005.

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The Year in Allies

http://wikinortheast.blogspot.com

"...All Wikimedians should be conscious they are part of a broader movement, the Free Culture movement, itself a kissing cousin to the Free Software movement..."

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Geek’s Guide to Giving this Holiday Season

http://tuxtraining.com

There are plenty of charities in this world, many with noble causes. Some, probably more noble than the ones listed here. But if you’re like me, many (if not all) of these organizations and their causes have a special place in my heart. So here it is, the geek’s guide to giving this holiday season.

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