Wikimedia India

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search


The Wikimedia India Chapter (Registered Name: Wikimedia Chapter) is an independent and not-for-profit organization that supports, promotes and educate the general Indian public about the availability and use of free and open educational content, which includes the ability to access, develop and contribute to encyclopaedias, dictionaries, books, images, etc.

Wikimedia India was formally approved by the Board of Trustees, Wikimedia Foundation after the recommendation of the Chapters Committee in June 2010 and India became the 29th country to host a Wikimedia Chapter. The Wikimedia Chapter was formally registered as a Non-profit Society vide Registrar of Societies, Bangalore Urban District on 03 Jan 2011. Wikimedia India is an approved chapter by the Wikimedia Foundation for Wikimedians living in, or connected to India.

This chapter helps coordinate various Indian language Wikipedias & other Wikimedia projects and spread the word in India. The chapter's latest updates can be accessed from its official portal Wiki, wiki.wikimedia.in.

It is an autonomous entity that does not have any editorial control over content on Wikipedia and its related projects. The Chapter does not have access to the servers hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation in the USA.

Becoming a member[edit]

Membership is open to Indian nationals (aged 18 years and above) and Institutions registered in India.

  • Fees: The annual membership fee (as on Mar 2012) is Rs 100/- for Individuals and Rs 1000/- for Institutions.
  • Membership Term: The membership term runs from the date of approval of said membership and ends on 31st March of the same financial year. Membership applications are accepted throughout the year. There are no multi year or life membership options.
  • Payment mode: The membership fee can be paid either by DD/Cheque/NEFT/Internet banking transfer (for SBI account holders) to Chapter Bank account. Please do not deposit cash/outstation cheques into Chapter SBI Bank account, at SBI branches as Bank levies Rs 25 as inter branch fee (as of Aug 2011). Please transfer the amount through NEFT as the charges are lower. Cash is not accepted for membership fee as of now.
  • Membership form: The membership application form can be downloaded from available: Individual, Institutional
  • Form submission: The duly completed membership application along with payment instrument/or details of payment needs to be sent to Chapter office: Wikimedia Chapter, No. 194, 2nd ‘C’ Cross, Domlur, 2nd Stage, Bangalore - 560071.
  • Application processing: The Chapter membership committee will endeavour to process all applications within four weeks.
  • WMC reserves the right to reject membership applications, with reason. In such cases, if payment is already made, the same will be refunded without any interest for the intervening period otherwise, the payment instrument (Cheque/DD) will be returned. However, the Rules and Regulations of the Wikimedia Chapter provide for appeal in such cases in Article IV-1. “In cases where the Executive Committee does not approve the application for membership of a person, said person may appeal to the General Body at the next Annual General Meeting.”
More Information can be found here

Donations[edit]

Wikimedia India Chapter ( Reg Name : Wikimedia Chapter) is a not-for-profit organisation which gratefully receives your donations, no matter how large or small. Please note that donations to Wikimedia Chapter are not non-tax deductible in India, as of now. We are currently working on 12A and 80G tax exemption applications.

We appeal to the community, members, philanthropic individuals and organizations to support us at Wikimedia India through donations. As a newly registered entity, we depend on the generous contributions of people like you to support the activities and projects of our volunteers throughout the country. If you wish to donate for a specific purpose or project aligned with the objectives of the Chapter, we would be happy to discuss this with you at the email address provided below.

Donations can be made via Cheque, Demand Draft, NEFT and Internet banking and the completed donation form should be emailed to chapter@wikimedia.in.

A direct deposit, NEFT and Internet banking can be made to our bank account.

If you are making a contribution by DD/cheque please make them payable to "Wikimedia Chapter" , payable in Bangalore and send them to:

Wikimedia Chapter
No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross
Dommaluru 2nd Stage
Bangalore - 560071

Once the payment is processed, we will send you a receipt.

As of now, due to regulatory body restrictions, we can accept donations only from India or Indian citizens.

More information can be found here

Communication channels[edit]

Official Contacts[edit]

WikimediaIndia-l[edit]

There is a mailing list at WikimediaIndia-l for discussion of this chapter, and of the Indian language Wikimedia projects in general.

Other mailing lists/groups/noticeboards[edit]

List of Mailing Lists specific to India

IRC[edit]

To join the discussion on IRC, join us in #wikimedia-in

Social Media[edit]


People[edit]

Wikimedia India Chapter Executive Committee (Board) :

  • Rahul Deshmukh  : President (rahuldeshmukh101@wikimedia.in)
  • Yohann Varun Thomas  : Secretary (yohannvt(_AT_)wikimedia.in )
  • Sanket Oswal  : Treasurer (sanket_oswal(_AT_)wikimedia.in)
  • Santosh Shingare  : Member (cherishsantosh@wikimedia.in)
  • Viswanathan Prabhakaran  : Member (viswaprabha@wikimedia.in)
Write to the EC at wikimedia-in-exec(_AT_)lists.wikimedia.org

History and Timeline[edit]

  • 30-Sep-2004: An IRC meeting on September 30, 2004 at 15:30 IST. For a summary of the discussion, please see 2004 IRC meeting.
  • Nov-2007: The discussions have been re-initiated in November 2007, and several people have responded enthusiastically on the WikimediaIndia-l mailing list (please see the November 2007 archive). A draft of proposed bylaws is available here.
  • Dec-2008: Sue Gardner and Jimmy visited India in Dec 2008.
  • Jul-2009: Discussions started again after the 2009 July Bangalore Meetup.
  • 8-Mar-2010: Memorandum of Association proposed. Now, we have reached a state where we can take this forward formally and fast. A brief background of the history can be found here.
  • 6-Apr-2010: A final version of the MoA and by-laws was submitted to the Wikimedia Chapters Committee on 6 April 2010, after undergoing various revisions based on feedback from individual members of the Chapters Committee, Wikipedians in India and elsewhere, and the advice of an Indian tax expert who is helping with registration. This is the announcement of final submission.
  • June, 2010 Wikimedia India became the 29th chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation by a resolution of the Wikimedia Board of Trustees.
  • 3-January-2011 Registration of the organisation in India was completed via Registrar of Societies, Bangalore Urban District Certificate No: SOR/BLU/DR/1137/10-11 dt 03 Jan 2011 ( announce page).
  • 30-July-2011 Events were kicked off with a seminar on Copyright and Open Licensing at Bangalore.
  • 12-Sep-2011 Outreach events were kicked off with a Wiki Academy for Department of Public libraries, Government of Karnataka.
  • 24-September-2011 The first AGM and Chapter Elections were conducted successfully.
  • 18-November-2011 Wikimedia India Chapter co-hosted the first WikiConference India with the Mumbai Wikipedia Community.
  • 14-September-2019 Derecognition of Wikimedia India [1]

Wikimedia Projects[edit]

Wikipedia[edit]

Sl

No

Language Wiki Articles Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Images
1 English en 6,562,656 56,698,098 1,108,726,609 1,030 44,270,106 113,764 896,446
2 Urdu ur 174,546 992,894 5,038,812 11 149,357 301 12,504
3 Hindi hi 152,224 1,189,107 5,598,744 6 708,613 1,247 3,586
4 Tamil ta 147,737 465,313 3,480,422 31 207,520 323 7,719
5 Bengali bn 126,230 989,329 6,027,381 14 383,961 1,114 15,308
6 Telugu te 77,793 306,410 3,601,906 13 114,394 207 13,530
7 Malayalam ml 78,958 488,140 3,703,649 15 163,112 265 6,963
8 Marathi mr 85,652 284,648 2,139,985 12 145,678 173 19,140
9 Nepali ne 32,328 103,622 1,067,852 5 58,664 106 1,258
10 Punjabi pa 38,400 134,284 609,168 9 42,300 112 1,576
11 Gujarati gu 29,951 117,611 825,175 3 69,041 70 0
12 Kannada kn 28,432 130,297 1,108,164 3 76,119 171 2,594
13 Bishnupriya Manipuri bpy 25,085 62,804 886,458 3 23,509 18 45
14 Odia or 15,884 71,752 461,576 5 31,097 45 125
15 Maithili mai 13,722 39,287 229,505 5 11,770 29 115
16 Sindhi sd 15,236 56,220 240,100 4 15,775 31 145
17 Sanskrit sa 11,775 70,149 469,404 4 35,389 54 445
18 Bhojpuri bh 8,009 69,028 723,237 2 29,670 35 53
19 Assamese as 10,605 73,063 329,995 4 34,550 102 1,713
20 Santali sat 7,399 16,925 96,617 3 5,454 42 0
21 Goan Konkani gom 3,549 9,039 206,369 4 8,636 13 0
22 Divehi dv 3,019 11,202 129,992 3 23,350 20 932
23 Pali pi 2,547 4,636 101,635 2 6,639 10 0
24 Tulu tcy 1,741 8,968 102,773 2 4,924 41 1
25 Kashmiri ks 1,174 7,793 62,192 2 9,328 23 9

Wikisource[edit]

Sl

No

Language Wiki Articles Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Images
1 English en 964,850 3,860,462 12,532,586 22 3,044,586 364 19,531
2 Gujarati gu 41,129 46,095 166,795 2 3,517 16 0
3 Malayalam ml 20,131 71,808 214,590 4 11,484 17 605
4 Bengali bn 23,265 744,023 1,696,116 4 16,648 47 8,488
5 Sanskrit sa 19,075 124,431 343,088 3 7,790 26 64
6 Telugu te 17,519 123,905 394,848 5 5,339 18 469
7 Tamil ta 18,628 446,223 1,435,602 4 11,448 76 42
8 Kannada kn 7,272 90,227 236,439 2 6,778 11 6
9 Marathi mr 3,578 69,589 155,628 2 4,492 20 15
10 Assamese as 2,716 60,270 160,615 1 2,973 23 11
11 Odia or 1,197 11,189 54,053 2 2,278 8 0
12 Punjabi pa 1,603 52,589 141,258 6 1,603 18 204
Page namespace Main namespace
Language All pages Without text Not proofread Problematic Proofread Validated All pages With scans Without scans %
as 5828 100 2965 21 2742 1487 1470 167 1303 11.36
bn 710062 6898 684886 572 17706 7548 7558 7528 16 99.79
gu 15046 317 1040 9 13680 11316 6137 1913 4224 31.17
kn 50292 571 45862 45 4072 1811 21064 131 20933 0.62
ml 47090 2051 12559 132 32348 690 6420 729 5691 11.36
mr 23441 11 22341 35 1054 34 1581 29 1552 1.83
or 7205 60 3070 3 4072 3029 659 99 555 15.14
pa 24317 293 13973 44 10007 1442 152 34 118 22.37
sa 54090 158 47918 22 5991 3805 20858 480 20378 2.30
ta 403711 95 381157 67 22392 10592 6252 2001 4251 32.01
te 51458 1193 15170 69 35026 25552 13242 4089 9153 30.88

Statistics as on 03 May, 2019.

Wiktionary[edit]

Sl

No

Language Wiki Articles Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Images
1 English en 7,140,647 8,251,499 68,545,509 107 3,960,808 1,952 24
2 Tamil ta 404,136 416,393 1,971,779 7 19,855 40 243
3 Kannada kn 264,278 267,919 665,982 1 6,412 11 0
4 Hindi hi 183,706 205,672 474,970 1 14,695 21 6
5 Malayalam ml 131,102 138,766 548,227 5 8,528 12 4
6 Odia or 108,628 110,667 193,914 2 2,577 13 1
7 Gujarati te 106,436 122,390 965,959 3 5,522 10 931
8 Urdu ur 26,624 33,494 111,018 2 4,621 10 2
9 Punjabi pa 15,450 16,564 34,807 1 2,335 6 0
10 Bengali bn 35,484 48,393 132,210 3 8,538 26 5
11 Sanskrit sa 6,021 263,469 508,493 1 5,779 7 4
12 Gujarati sd 2,109 6,634 28,438 1 2,066 5 43
13 Marathi mr 2,721 5,613 22,668 1 3,337 6 3
14 Gujarati gu 672 6,242 28,015 2 2,916 8 0
15 Nepali ne 431 16,719 63,224 0 4,118 12 25
16 Assamese as 16 258 4,958 1 574 0 0
17 Pali pi 1 54 3,323 1 465 0 0
18 Bhojpuri bh 0 231 4,856 1 508 0 0

Stuff[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "Derecognition of Wikimedia India". Wikipedia Signpost. 2019-07-31. Retrieved 2019-10-22.