Wikimedia Deutschland/Data Partnerships Model/Background

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Background

We see partnerships for Wikidata and Wikibase as a key component within the larger strategy and vision for Wikidata and Wikibase. Successful partnerships help us in our overall goal of giving more people more access to more knowledge by increasing data quality with quality contributions from institutions in the form of data donations. They support and empower our communities by bringing in new actors and enriching Wikidata and the Wikibase ecosystem. By liberating data from partner institutions and linking data in the ecosystem, we are taking steps towards our goal of making the sum of all human knowledge available for everyone.

According to its strategic direction Wikimedia wants to become the essential infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge and wants to enable anyone to join. Sustainable partnerships, collaborations, and coalitions as outlined in this Partnerships Model for Wikidata and Wikibase are an essential building block for this infrastructure and the partnerships enable institutions as one large stakeholder group to join us.