New open source technology will bring content from Wikipedia, WikiEducator, and other wikis to the world of paper
13 December 2007 The Wikimedia Foundation today announced a partnership that will make it possible to obtain high quality print and word processor copies of articles from Wikipedia and other wiki educational resources. The development of the underlying open source software is supported by the Open Society Institute (www.soros.org) and the Commonwealth of Learning (www.col.org), and led by PediaPress.com, a start-up company based in Germany.
12 December 2007 The Wikimedia Foundation, the international non-profit organization behind Wikipedia, and the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) have joined forces for “the good of the Internet.” As part of this joint program, AMS-IX will give Wikimedia a Gigabit Ethernet connection at no cost, which will enable Wikimedia to deliver up to 10,000 requests per second directly to hundreds of other networks, including many major internet service providers.
12 September 2007 On September 9, 2007, at 8:21 UTC, the English-language Wikipedia published its two millionth article with the entry "El Hormiguero," about the popular Spanish TV show of the same name. The article was created by registered Wikipedia contributor Zzxc.
27 June 2007 The Wikimedia Foundation, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual content, is delighted to announce today it has engaged digital media executive Sue Gardner as a consultant and special advisor to the board.
29 May 2007 SOS Children UK and the Wikimedia Foundation have launched the Wikipedia Selection for schools. The Selection DVD has the content of a 15 volume encyclopedia - with 24,000 pictures, 14 million words and articles on 4,625 topics. It includes the best of Wikipedia, and many thousands of pages of extra material specifically selected to be of interest to children aged 8-17 who follow the UK National Curriculum and similar curricula elsewhere in the world.
29 January 2007 The Wikimedia Foundation announces the creation of an Advisory Board to the Board of Trustees. Comprised of individuals well known in their respective fields, the new Advisory Board will provide Wikipedia's governing body with their expertise and consultation in several areas, including strategic long term planning. Angela Beesley, former Wikimedia Foundation Board member and co-founder of Wikia, will act as Chair. (Japanese)
17 January 2007 The Wikimedia Foundation announces the release of Wikipedia Version 0.5, a compact disc collection of approximately 2,000 articles from the English Wikipedia. The project paves the way for many such collections, with larger releases planned in a variety of languages.