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Sobre la Fundación[edit]

The Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) is a non-profit organization registered in the USA, hosting websites known as the "Wikimedia projects", such as Wikipedia and Wikinews, as well as this website, Meta-Wiki. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees. Its headquarters are located in San Francisco, USA. Official information about the Foundation may be found at the Foundation website: wikimediafoundation.org.

Miembros de directorio[edit]

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees manages the foundation and supervises the disposition and solicitation of donations. The Board is the ultimate corporate authority for the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. (article IV, sec. 1 of the Wikimedia Foundation bylaws) and currently consists of ten Trustees:

  • Jan-Bart de Vreede, Presidente (en el cargo hasta Diciembre del 2015)
  • Patricio Lorente, Vicepresidente (en el cargo hasta Agosto de 2016)
  • Phoebe Ayers (en el cargo hasta Julio del 2015)
  • Stu West (en el cargo hasta Diciembre del 2015)
  • Bishakha Datta (en el cargo hasta Diciembre del 2014)
  • Jimmy Wales, Fundador (en el cargo hasta Diciembre del 2015)
  • Samuel Klein (en el cargo hasta Julio del 2015)
  • Alice Wiegand (en el cargo hasta Diciembre del 2016)
  • María Sefidari (en el cargo hasta Julio del 2015)
  • Frieda Brioschi (en el cargo hasta Agosto del 2016)

See also the history of the Board of Trustees and a chart illustrating Board seats over time.

The Wikimedia Foundation Board Handbook provides an overview of the role of the Board and its duties. The Foundation wiki holds lists of its past and upcoming meetings (with minutes), and its resolutions.

Organización[edit]

Canales de discusión[edit]

La Fundación Wikimedia es administrada gracias al uso de:

  • Meta-Wiki for discussion and organisation of all public issues. This wiki is entirely public and editable by everyone and is also multilingual.
  • wikimediafoundation.org is the official website of the Foundation. This wiki is entirely public, but editing access is only granted to trusted members of the community. We try to translate pages in several languages. Feedback about this website may be offered here on Meta-Wiki at the Foundation wiki feedback page.
  • wikimedia-l is a public mailing list for the community to discuss topics related to the Foundation and its projects.
  • internal-l is a non public mailing list, with access restricted to board members and officers.
  • private-l is another private mailing list that was also used to discuss technical issues among the Foundation.
  • OTRS is a ticketing system that is used by Wikimedia Foundation staff and volunteers to handle emails from the public.
  • IRC is for real-time chat with other Wikimedians, located on the freenode network (irc.freenode.net).

¿En qué invertimos dinero?[edit]

Vea nuestros reportes anuales, reportes mensuales y reportes financieros.

¿De donde viene el dinero?[edit]

La Fundación Wikimedia opera y funciona usando ingresos provenientes de recaudaciones de fondos y donaciones. Pa amás información, vea la página de donaciones.

Wikimedia afiliados[edit]

En reconocimiento de la diversidad de los grupos que contribuyen a nuestro movimiento, la Junta Directiva aprueba el reconocimiento de los siguientes modelos de afiliación con el movimiento Wikimedia. Afiliados pueden cambiar de un estado de la afiliación a otro, y deben priorizar la cooperación mutua y sin jerarquía. Si deseas iniciar una afiliación o estás buscando más información sobre la afiliación, puedes contactarte con el Comité de Afiliaciones.

Movement partners[edit]

Movement partners are like-minded organizations that actively support the Wikimedia movement’s work. They are listed publicly and granted limited use of the marks for publicity indicating their support of and collaboration with Wikimedia. Movement partners are not yet being recognized by Wikimedia. More information on future recognition may be obtained from the Affiliations Committee.

National or Sub-national chapters[edit]

National or Sub-national chapters are incorporated independent non-profits representing the Wikimedia movement and supporting movement work globally, focused within a geography. Chapters or national/sub-national organizations use a name clearly linking them to Wikimedia and are granted use of Wikimedia trademarks for their work, publicity, and fundraising.

Organizaciones temáticas[edit]

Thematic organizations are incorporated independent non-profits representing the Wikimedia movement and supporting work focused on a specific theme, topic, subject or issue within or across countries and regions. Thematic or focused organizations use a name clearly linking them to Wikimedia and are granted use of Wikimedia trademarks for their work, publicity and fundraising.

Grupos de usuarios[edit]

User groups are open membership groups with an established contact person and history of projects, designed to be easy to form. User groups may or may not choose to incorporate and are granted limited use of the Wikimedia marks for publicity related to events and projects.

Wikimedia coordination and projects[edit]

Coordinación del proyecto[edit]

Wikimedia Meta-Wiki (this wiki) is a website about the Wikimedia Foundation's projects and coordination.

Principales proyectos Wikimedia[edit]

Projects of the Wikimedia Foundation (read more...)

Some project history[edit]

Historia[edit]

The early history of Wikipedia was characterized by much chaos and well-meaning strangeness. Wikipedia Governance was conducted, effectively, by Jimmy Wales (Jimbo) alone, with the assistance of mailing list participants.

The broader mandate of the expanding projects being considered, led to a suggestion in a wikien-l message by Sheldon Rampton:

I think we should go further still and shoot for the ultimate goal of creating "Wikimedia." That's media with an "m." It would use Wiki-style rules to enable public participation in the creation and editing of all kinds of media: encyclopedias and other reference works, current news, books, fiction, music, video etc. Like current broadcast media, it would have differentiated "channels" and "programs," each with self-selecting audiences. Unlike current media, however, the audience would also be actively involved in creating its own programming, instead of merely passively watching it.

The "wikimedia.org" domain name was purchased by mav in waiting for a Wikipedia/Wikimedia non-profit to come into existence to own it.

On June 20, 2003, Jimmy Wales - who had been operating Wikipedia under the aegis of his company Bomis - announced the creation of the Wikimedia Foundation which was to serve as the parent, non-profit, organization of Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikibooks, and other freely licensed wiki projects subsequently added to the "Wikimedia family". See also the Wikipedia article on Wikimedia: w:Wikimedia Foundation.

The first board of trustees was composed of 5 people, Jimmy Wales, Tim Shell, Michael Davis, Angela Beesley and Florence Devouard. In 2006, Tim and Angela left the board, whilst Erik Möller, Jan-Bart de Vreede, Kat Walsh and Oscar van Dillen joined it. In October, Florence Devouard became the chair of the board, in replacement of Jimmy Wales. Governance, originally pretty much relying on Jimbo, evolved over the years toward a more community based approach. The first employees joined the organization in 2005, Danny Wool and Brion Vibber.

The organization took a new turn in summer 2007, when Sue Gardner was hired to serve as interim ED. At that point, the staff consisted of about 10 people, most in the head office in St. Petersburg, Florida and others in the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands. Most of the committees set up in January 2006 are at this point inactive and abandoned.

In 2007, the Foundation decided to move away from its Florida office. San Francisco was chosen as the destination (Boston was its main competitor).[1] The former headquarters in Florida were closed on January 31, 2008.

The Foundation's San Francisco headquarters were originally at 39 Stillman Street. In 2009, it moved less than a kilometer to its current location at 149 New Montgomery St.

The Board was substantially restructured in April 2008. For more information, see:

Otros enlaces[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Tim Starling on the wikimedia-l mailing list, 17 April 2015