I’m excited to announce the launch of the Wikimedia Deutschland Hardware Donation Program, which aims to provide used laptops to eligible Wikidata contributors who may not have access to the necessary hardware to continue their valuable contributions to the project.

To apply for a laptop, users must have actively contributed to Wikidata for at least 1 year. Contributions could include being an editor, conducting research related to Wikidata, developing software or tools related to Wikidata, or organizing Wikidata-related training for others. Applicants must also agree to identify themselves with WMDE and sign a brief agreement stating that they intend to use the donated hardware to support their activity on Wikidata.

To apply, simply visit the following link and enter your Username to create a new page with a preloaded application form: Wikidata:Wikimedia Deutschland Hardware Donation Program#Applying. Applications will be reviewed by WMDE staff with an observer from the community, and decisions will be based on the set criteria and the availability of equipment.

We look forward to supporting the Wikidata community through this program, and we hope it will help us take another step toward building a better, more inclusive project for everyone.

If you have any questions feel free to reach out via email or leave a comment on the project talk page: Wikidata talk:Wikimedia Deutschland Hardware Donation Program.

Mohammed Sadat
Community Communications Manager, Wikidata

Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30 577 116 2466

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