Goings-on/2013

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This is the archive of Goings-on in 2013. See also read older news and archived Goings-on.

November 2013

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A new draft of the Trademark policy is proposed, and discussion begins on its talk page.
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The first Wikimedia Research Hackathon takes place in cities around the world.

October 2013

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Wikidata celebrates its first birthday. Thanks to all who made this possible!
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The new Evaluation portal launches to support the community in evaluation practices.

September 2013

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A new proposal is started to launch Wikireference as a Wikimedia project.

August 2013

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A new proposal is started to launch Wikifiction as a Wikimedia project.
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The new logo for Wikivoyage is announced! You can see it to the left of this text, or here: new logo.
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A new proposal is started to launch Global-Wiki as a Wikimedia project.
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A new proposal is started to launch Reviewiki as a Wikimedia project.
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Wikimedia is introducing secure login as the default protocol.
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July 2013

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Voting for the new Wikivoyage logo selection begins.
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A new proposal is started to launch Wikidentify as a Wikimedia project.
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A new proposal is started to launch WikiNames as a Wikimedia project.
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A new proposal is started to launch WeRelate as a Wikimedia project.
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The VisualEditor is enabled on the English Wikipedia for all registered users. See mw:VisualEditor or VisualEditor for more information about the future schedule and translation.

June 2013

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Following a blog post about giving South African students free access to Wikipedia on their mobile phones through a program called Wikipedia Zero, a volunteer creates a page to spread this campaign.
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A request for comment on making detailed information on X!'s edit counter visible by default is started.
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The Wikimedia Foundation starts a call for input about the Foundation privacy policy.
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The Wikimedia Foundation starts a discussion about trademarks on Meta-Wiki.
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A request for comment on creating a global group for Wikidata bots is created.
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An exemption doctrine policy for Meta-Wiki is proposed.

May 2013

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The Foundation has started a discussion on implementing a process for future logo contests.
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A request for comment on a knowledge requirements template is opened.
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A proposal to move Meta-Wiki to www.wikimedia.org is started.
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A request for comment about the scope of the Ombudsman Commission is opened.
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A demo of the proposed WikiLang project is launched right here on Meta-Wiki! Everybody is invited to contribute, review, and share constructive criticism.
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The Wiki Loves Public Art ([1]) contest starts. The participating countries are Austria, Finland, Israel, Spain (Barcelona), and Sweden.

April 2013

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A proposal for starting a musical score transcription Wikimedia project is opened.
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A request for comment on the interproject links interface is opened.
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A request for comment concerning the removal of rights from inactive accounts is opened.

March 2013

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WMF Executive Director Sue Gardner announces plans to step down this year, begins planning for the transition (wikimedia-l thread).
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Help beta test mobile uploading with the new Wikimedia Commons app this week.
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An urgent proposal about interwiki bots and the Wikidata interwiki migration is opened and quickly closed.

February 2013

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A proposal for adopting the multilingual dictionary OmegaWiki as a Wikimedia project is opened.
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The results of the 2012 Picture of the Year contest was announced on Wikimedia Commons.
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A new project called "WikiLang" is submitted as a proposal to document and help revitalise endangered and dead languages.
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Steward elections are being held. Voting is open till 27 February 2013, 23:59 (UTC).

January 2013

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Wikimania 2013 is now accepting travel scholarship applications. Apply by February 22.
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The Wikimedia Foundation is offering new kinds of funding for projects, including grants for individuals. Get involved!
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Wikivoyage, the free travel guide that anyone can edit, is officially launched.