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Wikipedia to go dark on 18 January

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In what it calls "an unprecedented decision" by the community, the non-profit organisation confirmed that it will blackout the English version of the Wikipedia online encyclopedia for 24 hours on Wednesday 18 January 2012 from 05:00 GMT.

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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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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/GNU AutoGen

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Hi! The article about GNU AutoGen has been submitted for deletion on Wikipedia. If you think this article should be read by the Wikipedia community, please, come vote to keep it, and explain why here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/GNU_AutoGen

Regards

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Wikipedia Founder: Free Knowledge requires Free Software and Free File Formats

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What is free knowledge? What is a free encyclopedia? The essence is something that anyone who understands free software can immediately grasp. A free encyclopedia, or any other free knowledge, can be freely read, without getting permission from anyone. Free knowledge can be freely shared with others. Free knowledge can be adapted to your own needs.

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Students to Take Computers and Wikipedia to Africa

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And FYI, French Wikipedia reaches 1 million articles this week...

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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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Open Video Alliance want Ogg Theora video on Wikipedia

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In an move designed to kickstart the widespread adoption of Ogg Theora video, the Open Video Alliance, comprised of Mozilla, Kaltura, the Participatory Culture Foundation and the Yale Law School's Information Society Project, has launched the "Let's get video on Wikipedia" campaign

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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 notches up 3 million English-language articles

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Free online encyclopaedia Wikipedia is celebrating a new milestone – an article on Norwegian actress Beate Eriksen added on Monday took the English-language version of Wikipedia over the three million article mark. The encyclopaedia, which first went online in January 2001, now contains a total of more than 13 million articles in more than 200 languages.

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[Conkeror] Announcing Wikipedia mode

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"Fellow conkerors, Wikipedia is one of the most visited websites on the web today, so it would be ridiculous to not improve the experience using a Conkeror page mode! Wikipedia mode is now officially in the git repo..."

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Protecting the public domain and sharing our cultural heritage

http://blog.wikimedia.org

Last week, the National Portrait Gallery in London, UK sent a threatening letter to a Wikimedia volunteer regarding the upload of public domain paintings to Wikimedia’s media repository, Wikimedia Commons.

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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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Rob Weir Exposes an Anti-ODF Whisper Campaign

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Alex Brown, the convenor of the OOXML BRM, has been editing Wikipedia's article on ODF. That strikes me odd, like finding out Steve Jobs had been editing the Microsoft Zune page. Some things are simply inappropriate. It puzzles me why Wikipedia allows it, frankly.

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Wikimedia Foundation to Add Creative Commons License for All Content

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"Recently, the Wikimedia Foundation proposed that the copyright licensing terms on its wikis be changed to include a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license in addition to its longstanding GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL). The proposal was approved by a 75 percent majority of community voters as announced this week..."

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