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

    …. In addition to the work I did on HHVM itself, I also gave a talk about what the switch to HHVM means for Wikimedia developers. Most of my time at Wikimedia was spent working on some fixes for HHVM’s DOMDocument support. MediaWiki, the software powering Wikipedia, allows users to import and export articles as XML files. To do this, it uses a custom…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin How To's- 15 readers -
  • Study: 60 Percent of “Right To Be Forgotten” Requests Denied

    Reputation VIP operates the Forget.me website intended to handle Google and Bing “Right to Be Forgotten” (RTBF) requests. Using three months of data, the company has released a study on RTBF’s impact in France, the UK and Germany. There was a smaller, separate study on Spain. It found that overall 60 percent of requests are being denied.

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Land- 7 readers -
  • Facebook Reveals Agenda for @Scale 2014

    … at YouTube: Faster images on Desktop and Mobile: Google Software Engineer Mikhail Sychev. Reactive Extensions: Netflix Technical Lead Jafar Husain. Adaptable Systems and UI Components: Twitter Engineer Nicolas Gallagher. Engineers: Are you planning to attend @Scale 2014? …

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 9 readers -
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