the new bulletin from Wikimedia Italia (#44) is available.
This time we write about participation of Wikimedia Italia to an initiative
for an Open School, and of course the hitting of the one millionth article
mark for Wikipedia in Italian.
As usual a link has been added to meta, at
Wikimedia_chapters/Reports/Wikimedia_Italia ; raw text of the bulletin
The passing of Aaron Swartz
Andrea Zanni, a member of Wikimedia Italia board, spoke on Radio3 Science
commenting on the story of the sudden death of Aaron Swartz, a symbol of
the freedom of access to knowledge (you can listen him
from minute 3:20). On January 11, 2013, in New York, Aaron Swartz committed
suicide at the age of 26 years. Aaron was a young American programmer and
activist, engaged for years in the struggle for digital democracy and
freedom of knowledge.
One million articles on Italian Wikipedia
Italian Wikipedia has reached its millionth article, becoming thus the
fifth language to reach this milestone after English, German, French and
Dutch. The article which hit the threshold should be it:8mm_(gruppo_musicale)
8mm <http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/8mm_%28gruppo_musicale%29_8mm>. Read the
press release <http://wiki.wikimedia.it/wiki/Comunicati_stampa/unmilione>by
Wikimedia Italia (in Italian) and the
entry on Wikimedia
English, Italian and Spanish).
Towards an Open School
“Verso una Scuola Open <http://bit.ly/ZacJlY>” (Towards an Open School) is
an initiative sponsored by the Centro Formazione Insegnanti (Teacher
Training Center) in Rovereto, which aims to raise awareness in the school
world on the topic of conscious access to shared knowledge. On Thursday,
January 17, the project held a conference in Trento, to weigh up the
state-of-the-art for Open Source for education at the local level. Frieda
Brioschi, the chair of Wikimedia Italia, participated as a speaker, telling
the audience about the educational projects promoted by the
va a scuola <http://wiki.wikimedia.it/wiki/Wikipedia_va_a_scuola>(Wikipedia
goes to school).
Official launch of Wikivoyage
On January 15th, Wikipedia turned 12 years old. For the occasion, Wikimedia
Foundation officially launched the project Wikivoyage<http://wikivoyage.org/>
a free travel guide anyone can contribute to. Find out how you can
News in brief
(Note: in this translated version only the news regarding Italy are shown)
- On January 15, the project Wikidata in Hungarian started, with the
activation of the dedicated extension. Project is scheduled to launch in
Italy in a short time: we will keep you updated!
- SAVE THE DATE: Next 2 March the official Members' Meeting for
Wikipedia Italia will be held in Milan. As usual, everyone can participate
but only members in good standing with the payment of the fee for 2013 will
be entitled to vote.