We set knowledge free
Wikimedia Deutschland is part of a worldwide movement advocating Free Knowledge. As a non-profit organization, we support Wikipedia and its sister projects by promoting volunteers, developing free software and by standing up at all levels of society for access to knowledge and education as a human right .
Vision, Mission & Conviction
Imagine a world…
…where everybody can freely participate in, use and increase the sum of all human knowledge. This is our vision of Free Knowledge.
Support digital volunteering
We are committed to equal opportunities in access to knowledge and education, and we support the many thousands of volunteers who share their knowledge with everyone every day, for example in Wikipedia.
Free Knowledge brings about change
Access to knowledge and education is a basic human right. Free Knowledge leads to a cosmopolitan, well-informed and fairer society.
Your donation for Wikipedia and Free Knowledge
As a non-profit association, Wikimedia Deutschland is financed primarily by voluntary donations in addition to membership fees. This financial support ensures the independence of Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects. Support us with a donation – because together we can achieve more!
Open and Fair! Questions on how to handle digital copies of objects in collections from colonial contexts (Part 1)
For Wikimedia, it is an essential goal to
secure access to cultural heritage – and the digital copies in museum collections are among the prerequisites for Free Knowledge in the Wikipedia, for example. How to handle objects from the colonial past is of particular importance in this context. Part 1 of a series of blog posts.
Knowledge Equity – How to make Wikimedia more diverse, participatory and equitable
For the Wikimedia movement, the strategic focus of its work until 2030 is on “Knowledge Equity“. The aim is to remove social, political and technical barriers in order to enable everyone to use and create Free Knowledge. But how should this be realized? And what exactly does “Knowledge Equity” mean?arrow_forward
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Free Knowledge needs your support!
Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects are created by people like you! There are numerous ways to get involved yourself: You can write or correct articles, upload photos, or work with institutions for data and image donations. We all have knowledge to share – become part of our global volunteer community.
people are members of the non-profit association Wikimedia.
million articles constitute the German Wikipedia.
Wikipedia.de is the third most visited website in the world wide web. Only the US and Japan get even more klicks.
visitors a month get their knowledge and information on the German Wikipedia.
edits are made every month in the German Wikipedia per average.
on the 15th of January that year, the Wikipedia went online.Millionen Dateneinträge hat die freie Wissendatenbank Wikidata. The German version followed on the 16th of March.
million datasets are already part of the free databank Wikidata.
is the Wikidata item to Douglas Adams. Q1 is the entry for the Universe.