The Wikimedia Foundation will soon organize a community wide referendum to decide whether our GNU FDL licensed wikis should be made availabe under the terms of this free and common CC-BY-SA license too, see dual-licensing.
2009-03-17: The AbuseFilter has also been activated for the English Wikipedia (Meta/dewiki: 2009-02-25) – the tool allows to automatically detect and/or prevent plain vandalism, spam and other pattern based changes.
Wikimania 2009, this year's global event devoted to Wikimedia projects around the globe, is accepting submissions for presentations, workshops, panels, posters, open spacediscussions, and even artistic works related to the Wikimedia projects or free content topics in general. The conference will be held from August 26 to 28 in Buenos Aires, Argentina!
For more information, check the official Call for Participation.
Beside an elder project for the creation and improvement of illustrations, there is a new project to grow our encyclopedic image restoration community. It's to provide media restorers with the technical resources they need, and to reach out to all the archives in the world.
FlaggedRevs – being already enabled on several Wikimedia wikis – is a toolset for transparent and ensured article patrolling and/or for reliable quality assurance by specifying certain accurate article revisions that are shown to the public by default. Those stable article versions are identified in a release process by a trustable editorial staff and/or get approved by a reviewing expert staff. It is even possible to mark (tag) revisions of selected articles for different purposes, let's say for an article validation aiming on a print edition. Furthermore, there is the possibility to let your readers give you evaluative feedbacks.
FlaggedRevs will make your wiki more reliable and thus more reputable over the time!
A dedicated project aims on fixing errors on the globe of Wikipedia's logo as well as deciding another characters to complement the globe in its missing parts! This will not just improve Wikipedia's logo, it will for example also allow to produce three-dimensional Wikipedia globes.
Go and take part at meta:Wikipedia/Logo!
On Meta, a bot account now can get a bot flag for all wikis that allow global bots!
To be able to run also on your Vikipedija, the community has to explicitly permit global bots by local policy, see list.
To qualify for global bot access, the following requirements must be met by a bot:
it must only maintain interlanguage links or fix double-redirects
it must already be active on several wikis, with long-term contributions to back up its trustworthiness