Software Collaboration for Wikidata

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Goal of the Project

Wikimedia Deutschland is starting a project to bring forward the movement strategy initiatives, in particular the Movement Recommendation “Invest in Skills and Leadership Development”, "Equity in Decision-Making" and “Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement”.

Together with partners from the Wikimedia Movement we want to create a prototype of a collaboration with the purpose of enabling them to contribute to the software development of Wikidata and Wikibase in a sustainable and scalable way. We want to create a long term, sustainable environment for the lexicographical data part of Wikidata with local community groups that are connected to under-resourced and/or under-represented languages.

We believe that following the recommendations of our movement strategy will strengthen the whole movement and bring us further to a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.


Facts and Figures

  • Start of the project: July 2021
  • Duration of the project: 42 months
  • Budget: €822,800
  • Contact Person at WMDE: Maria Lechner

This project is funded by the Arcadia Philanthropic Trust with €822,800. This money will partly be used to fund the project management at WMDE organizing the identification and establishment of the partnership. The majority of the money will be funneled to the movement partners for personnel, equipment and other infrastructure. The current projects have received €227,082 (Wikidata Software Collaboration Indonesia) and €199,750 (Wiki Mentor Afrika).