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Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens (engl. Wikimedia Germany - Association for the promotion of free knowledge) is an independent membership-based association serving as a Wikimedia chapter. According to the charter, the purpose of the association is to support the creation, collection and distribution of Open Content in an altruistic way in order to support equal opportunity to access to knowledge and education. Founded on June 13, 2004 in Berlin, it was the first chapter to be created. Wikimedia Deutschland currently has 6536 members (as of July 2013). Jimmy Wales is an honorary member of the association.
Chapter information and reports
|planning||annual plans||2014 , 2013 , 2012||2014 , 2013 , 2012|
|project plans||2013||2013||introduction to WMDE's projects through which the 2013 goals are to reached|
|reporting||annual reports||2012, 2011||Tätigkeitsbericht 2012, 2011|
|quarterly reports||FDC 2012-2013, round 1, Q1 and FDC, 2012-2013, r1, Q2, Q3||WMDE Q1/2013 report, Q2/2013 report, Q3/2013|
|monthly reports||Dec13, Nov13, Oct13, Sep13, Aug13, July13, June13, May13, April13, Mar13, Feb13, Jan13, Dec12, Nov12, Oct12, Sep12, Aug12, July12, June12, May12, Apr12, Mar12, Feb12, Dez/Jan,||July13, June13, May13, Apr13, Mar13, Feb13, Jan13, Dec12, Nov12, Oct12, Sep12, Aug12, Jul12, Jun12, May12, Apr12, Mar12, Feb12, Dec/Jan12||see a full list of monthly reports in English, for German check out the WMDE blog|
- For the sake of brevity this table only lists years 2013 and 2012. For full lists see table notes or an overview of WMDE's activities that can be found on the chapter's official website (German). The annual reports are also available for download there.
Becoming a member
Any individual or organization can become a member of the association. Voting rights, however, are limited to individuals. To become a member, simply fill out and submit the online form.
In order to fund its activities, the association primarily relies on donations from the general public. Wikimedia Deutschland has been recognized as a charitable organization by the German authorities and is therefore exempt from most taxes. Donations to the association are tax-deductible in Germany.
- Main article: here
The association's board consists of the President, two Vice Presidents, Treasurer, and up to six members at-large. The board is elected each year at the general assembly. The following people are currently serving on the board:
- Nikolas Becker (President)
- Anja Ebersbach (Vice President)
- Tim Moritz Hector (Vice President)
- Steffen Prößdorf (Treasurer)
- Jürgen Friedrich (At-large)
- Markus Glaser (At-large)
- Sebastian Wallroth (At-large)
- Ralf Bösch (At-large)
- Robin Tech (At-large)
- Jens Best (At-large)
A complete list of all staff including part-time workers and assistants can be found on the associations website (German only, English version in the making).
- wikimedia-de on FreeNode (irc.freenode.net)
- Mailing list (public)
- Postal address
- Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
- Tempelhofer Ufer 23–24
- 10963 Berlin