[Foundation-l] WikiData and Football, WikiData and OpenGovernmentData, 2.9 Mio Eur from European tax payers

Lydia Pintscher lydia.pintscher at wikimedia.de
Sun Apr 1 07:46:39 UTC 2012

Hi Andreas

On Sun, Apr 1, 2012 at 1:14 AM, andreas meier <meier.andi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Through reports in the German Television I was made aware of the WikiData
> project. This sounds really interesting. I could also find the press

Hah! Nice. Do you remember where you saw it?

> announcement online. There was a reference to the European Union Project,
> which seemed to be instrumental to kick this off: http://render-project.eu,
> and I was surprised that such diverse entities were behind this: Google in
> Ireland, Telefonica in Spain, KIT University in Germany, SIT University in
> Austria, JSI University in Slovenia, and Ontotext from Bulgaria. The budget
> of Render is 4.4 Mio Eur, and the contribution from European taxpayers is
> 2.9 Mio Eur.
> I also saw the first year presentation:
> http://render-project.eu/resources/presentations/project-review-year-1, and
> am wondering if and how the following use cases fit into the project.
> 1. Open Goverment Data
> There is a German Wikipedia article about this:
> http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Government_Data. And also a website
> explaining it a little more: http://opengovernmentdata.org/.
> Will there be any liason of WikiData with Open Goverment Data?

Possibly. If and how is one of the things we have to decide in the community.

> 2. Sports Results
> When I tried to edit Wikipedia first, i wanted to update some sports
> results of my favoured football club F.C. Barcelona. Unfortunately I
> failed. I failed as well to copy from another language, the table syntax
> was too complicated and it somehow seems to differ from one languate
> version to the other. Will WikiData address current sports results,
> updating it and make it available for all language versions of Wikipedia?

Yes that is one of the things Wikidata will help with.


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