Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) is an American non-profit and charitable organization headquartered in San Francisco, California that operates many wikis. The foundation is mostly known for hosting Wikipedia, an Internet encyclopedia which ranks in the top-ten most-visited websites worldwide; as well as Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikimedia Commons, Wikispecies, Wikinews, Wikiversity, Wikidata, Wikivoyage, Wikimedia Incubator, and Meta-Wiki. It also owned the now-defunct Nupedia.The organization was founded in 2003 by Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, as a way to fund Wikipedia and its sister projects through non-profit means.
Posts about Wikimedia Foundation
  • How Wikipedia Transitioned to HHVM

    … How did Wikipedia complete its transition to HipHop Virtual Machine, Facebook’s open-source PHP runtime? Brett Simmers from the HHVM team and Wikimedia Foundation principal software engineer Ori Livneh detailed the process in respective blog posts. Simmers wrote on the HHVM blog: I spent four weeks in July and August 2014 working…

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    … Senior Director of Engineering Kiran Prasad. Speeding Up Android Development with Exopackage: Facebook Engineer David Reiss. Android Apps for Emerging Markets: Facebook Engineering Manager Alex Sourov, Instagram Engineer Tyler Kieft and Facebook Product Manager Chris Marra. Web Track Migrating Wikipedia from PHP5 to HHVM: Wikimedia Foundation Senior…

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