Wikimedia España es uno de los patrocinadores del VII Concurso
Universitario de Software Libre <https://www.concursosoftwarelibre.org/>.
Este certamen es un concurso <http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/CUSL>de
desarrollo de software, hardware y documentación técnica libre en el que
pueden participar estudiantes universitarios de primer, segundo y tercer
ciclo, así como estudiantes no universitarios de bachillerato, grado medio
y superior del ámbito estatal español.
En sus seis ediciones anteriores han participado cientos de alumnos,
desarrollando proyectos de todo tipo: educativos, orientados de empresa,
específicas de sistemas móviles, hardware libre, wikis, aplicaciones
científicas, etc. Estos proyectos se desarrollan en abierto usando una
forja pública de desarrollo de software, y son evaluados por expertos
académicos y profesionales de reconocido prestigio.
El patrocinio se ha tramitado mediante un acuerdo entre Wikimedia España y
varios miembros de la Universidad de Cádiz galardonados con el III Premios
de Innovación Docente 2011 de dicha
que han decidido expresar su firme compromiso con la comunidad del software
y conocimiento libres haciéndose cargo del montante económico del patrocino.
La inscripción en el concurso es gratuita y su plazo acaba el próximo 23 de
noviembre, os animamos a
necesitas ayuda o deseas información adicional puedes contactar con la
del Concurso <http://www.concursosoftwarelibre.org/1213/contact>.
Enlace al blog de Wikimedia España:
Jorge A. Sierra
¡Participa en Wikimedia España!: http://www.wikimedia.org.es/
the new bulletin from Wikimedia Italia (#39) is available.
This time we write about the (re-)starting of Authors in Wikipedia and
The adventure of growing up; the (new) start of ArcheoWiki; and our
participation to the Genoa Science Festival.
As usual a link has been added to meta, at
Wikimedia_chapters/Reports/Wikimedia_Italia ; raw text of the bulletin
=== Authors in Wikipedia ===
The award ceremony for the the "Authors in Wikipedia" contest will be
held in Milan on November 26 at the headquarters of AICA (Piazzale
Rodolfo Morandi, 2). Purpose of the project is to enable secondary
school students to learn the use of Wikipedia for sharing knowledge.
Each student, followed by a teacher, creates an article; these
articles enter the competition (it is also possible that a group of
students creates an article for the contest). In this way, Wikipedia
is enriched with new content created by the pupils, forming at the
same time new Wikipedians and improving the awareness of young people
for the use of new technologies.
=== ArcheoWiki ===
ArcheoWiki is starting! The new project is particularly addressed to
less favoured audiences (such as the elderly and the disabled), and
wants to raise awareness for the less known archaeological heritage in
Lombardy, making it available through the technological infrastructure
and the collaborative approach of Wikipedia. The activities will be
focused on different targets: "Wikigita" (an excursion) for the
general public, "Wikigita goes to school" for students of secondary
schools and "Wikigita comes to you" for the elderly and disabled. The
organizations benefiting from the project will be: non-European Civic
Collections of the Castello Sforzesco (Milan); Fondazione Passarè
(Milan); Ethnographic Collection of the Castiglioni Frothers (Varese);
Civic Museum of Asola (Mantova); Civic Archaeological Museum of
Desenzano (Brescia); Civic Archaeological Museum of Varese.
=== The adventure of growing up ===
"The adventure of growing up" starts again! The aim of the project is
to make known memories and historical documents from the Istituto
degli Innocenti in Florence, involving students, families, groups of
young people, associations of migrant people. It offers workshops
where history is combined with education, to reflect on the past and
to write with the language of the present. The cultural heritage made
thus accessible gives children new ideas for participation and
citizenship. Wikimedia Italy contributes to the project with learning
activities on the theme of knowledge sharing and collaborative
writing, directly targeted at boys, which complement and enrich the
training. More insights may be found on the site of the project,
=== Wikimedia at Festival della Scienza ===
One of the events of the Genoa Science Festival 2012 has been a
Wikipedia and the imaginary science]", where a delegation of Wikimedia
Italia talked about how Wikipedia, being an encyclopedia, also
collects information about the theories rejected by the majority of
the scientific community: this does not mean that these theories are
considered at the same level as the standard ones, of course! In the
meeting, we also told about people ("plotters") seeking at all costs
to promote their vision on famous events, like the 9/11 attacks and
the (non-)landing on the moon, and how the Wikipedia community
approaches these discussions.
=== News from Wiki World ===
* The first phase of Wikidata project officially started last October
30. There are already 30,000 elements and more than 16,000 registgered
* Wikisource in Italian language reached 50,000 pages proofed.
* MediaWiki software now supports a
HTML5 video player].
* The free touristic world guide
[http://it.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Pagina_principale Wikivoyage] is being
added to the Wikimedia projects, merging the previous community.
The inaugural Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) is pleased to announce
recommendations  on Round 1 of funds allocations for the year 2012-13.
The WMF Board of Trustees will make a decision on these recommendations by
December 15, 2012.
The FDC received proposals from 12 movement entities for Round 1 for a
total requested amount of 10.4 million USD. These proposals were from 11
Wikimedia chapters and the Wikimedia Foundation. Three proposals were
received after the deadline of 1 October had passed, but the FDC decided
that since it was the first time for the process, the late proposals would
be accepted and discussed. Since the proposal deadline, the FDC and FDC
support staff have spent many hours reviewing and assessing these proposals
to determine a set of allocations that would best support movement goals.
This assessment included a 4-day in-person deliberation session in San
Francisco over the period October 28-31, where the FDC members discussed
the proposals in depth and determined allocation amounts for each applying
The FDC recognizes that this is not a perfect process, and that the process
and the outcome will improve over time as we learn more about what works in
the movement and what drives impact. We invite the community to provide
overall feedback on these recommendations on the talk page for these
recommendations  and to provide feedback about the FDC process on-wiki
to the Ombudsperson , who will collect this feedback and use it in our
continuous improvement process. For formal complaints about the
recommendations, there is a separate process, outlined below.
If any entity has a complaint about the FDC’s recommendation, it should be
submitted by 23:59 UTC on 22 November 2012 in accordance with the complaint
process outlined in the Framework for the Creation and Initial Operation of
the FDC :
- The complaint should be in the form of a 500-or-fewer word summary
directed to the two non-voting WMF Board representatives on the FDC
(Jan-Bart and Patricio)
- The complaint should be submitted on-wiki, through the FDC portal page
designated for this purpose 
- These board representatives will present the complaint to the WMF
Board at the same time it considers the FDC recommendation.
- Formal complaints can be submitted only by the Board Chair of a
- Formal complaints must be filed within seven days of the submission of
the FDC slate of recommendations to the WMF Board (by end of day UTC
- Any planned or approved disbursements to the organization filing a
complaint will be put on hold until the complaint is resolved.
- If the WMF Board's consideration of the complaint results in an
amendment of the FDC's recommendations (which is expected only in
extraordinary circumstances), the WMF Board may choose to release extra
funds from the WMF reserves to provide additional funds not allocated by
the FDC's initial recommendation.
- Other members of the WMF Board may participate in the investigation if
approved by the Chair of the WMF Board.
on behalf of the FDC
Dariusz Jemielniak (Chair)
Wikimedia Deutschland's Monthly Report for October 2012 is out! Learn more
about the conference on access to cultural heritage, "Zugang
(Shaping Access), our new department "International Affairs" and how WMDE
supported the community here:
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Obentrautstraße 72 | 10963 Berlin
Telefon 030 - 219 158 26-0
Stellen Sie sich eine Welt vor, in der jeder Mensch an der Menge allen
Wissens frei teilhaben kann. Helfen Sie uns dabei!
**** Helfen Sie mit, dass WIKIPEDIA von der UNESCO als erstes digitales
Weltkulturerbe anerkannt wird.
Unterzeichnen Sie die Online-Petition! http://wikipedia.de ****
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.V.
Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter
der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für
Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/681/51985.
The October edition of the Fellowship News is now available, and you're
invited to come learn what Wikimedia Fellows have been up to this month:
Topics covered include:
*Dispute Resolution project - RfC closed on universal DR request wizard,
and a new survey in the works
*Help Pages project - Help:Contents redesign usability tests and RfC, as
project comes to an end
*Small Wiki Editor Engagement project - 6 week help documentation pilot
wrapping up on Bangla Wikipedia
*Teahouse project - Phase 2 is complete and activity, engagement and
retention metrics demonstrate impact
*WikiWomen's Collaborative project - Results from the first month on social
media channels show a growing WikiWomen's movement
*Fellowships program to wind down in early 2013
Head of Community Fellowships
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
the new bulletin from Wikimedia Italia (#38) is available.
This time we write about the results of our Assembly, the prizegiving for
Wiki Loves Monuments 2012, our partecipation to World Business Forum next
week, and our internal fundraising campaign.
As usual a link has been added to meta, under
Wikimedia_chapters/Reports/Wikimedia_Italia ; raw text of the bulletin
=== Assembly ===
On October 20 we had our official assembly in Pisa. We talked about the
Wikimedia Conference, to be held in Milan next April: It will feature two
representatives from each national chapter, in order to discuss the
different realities experienced by the National Chapters, and future plans.
We also decided to organize a new edition of Wiki Loves Monuments in 2013.
=== Wiki Loves Monuments ===
On 31 October, at the Galleria Alberto Sordi in Rome, we awarded the [
http://www.wikilovesmonuments.it/2012/11/i-vincitori/ 10 best pictures]
which entered Wiki Loves Monuments. Ten other photos received special
mentions. Congratulations to all the winners, especially to Nicola D'Orta,
who was awarded the first prize for the photo of the [
of Capua]; to Bernard Marchetti, who won the second prize with
the photo of the [
Alberto Sordi in Rome], and to Andrea Parisi, who qualified third
portraying the [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Teatro_Comunale.jpgMunicipal
Theatre of Ferrara].
The 2012 edition of Wiki Loves Monuments collected nearly twice as many
photographs as the 2011 edition, which just entered the Guinness Book of
Records as the largest photo competition ever.
The organizers of Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 never stop: while waiting for
2013 edition, twenty photographs are carried around Italy and exposed to
cultural institutions, museums and libraries.
=== Wikimedia Italy at World Business Forum ===
Wikimedia Italy was invited to follow the World Business Forum (
http://www.wobi.com/it/event/world-business-forum-milano-2012 ), to be held
in Milan on 6 and 7 November. It is a prestigious management training
event, dedicated to the understanding of the dynamics and challenges of our
time and the global economy.
=== Support us with a donation ===
The donations we receive as Wikimedia Italy will be used to spread free
knowledge. Our flagship projects for 2013 will be ArcheoWiki, through which
we'll free the archaeological heritage in Lombardia making it available to
everyone, and Wiki Loves Monuments, a the Guinness Book of Records photo
contest; but we will support many other projects.
Our work is made possible by a community of volunteers, members and donors,
whose support becomes our strength and autonomy.
We want to continue to work so that everyone can take advantage of the
entire wealth of the human knowledge. Connect to the web site
sostienilacultura.it, make your donation, and help freeing the culture.