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[TechCrunch] Wikipedia Completes Transfer Of Sites Away From GoDaddy DNS ...: So, not perhaps the sunshine-and-flowers solution people might have wanted for Wikipedia as an antidote to GoDaddy, but it mustn’t be forgotten that the Wikimedia Foundation runs one of the most popular and widely-accessed sites on the Internet, and therefore necessarily one of the most vulnerable. Heavy-duty partners are necessary to deliver and maintain the integrity of their content.

[peeq] Wikipedia says goodbye to GoDaddy | peeq: We had been deliberating a move from GoDaddy for some time ”” our legal department felt the company was not the best fit for our domain needs ”” and we began actively seeking other domain management providers in December 2011. GoDaddy’s initial support of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the controversial anti-piracy legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, reaffirmed our decision to end the relationship.

[Wireless Federation] Telenor partners with Wikipedia to provide free access (Norway ...: According to the company report, this initiative is part of the Wikimedia Foundation's mobile strategy, which focuses on reaching the billions of people around the world whose primary opportunity to access the Internet is via a mobile device.

[Bristol Wireless - community IT services, help & training in your aerial. Registered with the FSA. Reg. no.: 29638R] Wikimedia UK Annual Conference and AGM announced | Bristol ...: The conference will incorporate both presentations and talks about Wikipedia/Wikimedia, as well as Wikimedia UK’s Annual General Meeting. The event is still in planning stages, and the final agenda is still to be confirmed –

[Neowin.net] Wikipedia completes transfer of domains from GoDaddy - Neowin.net: I went to their website to see if I could transfer my domains, and from what I saw, it looks like they just offer "wanky" over priced services to internet illiterate corporate boneheads.

[Geekosystem] Wikipedia Dumps GoDaddy Hosting | Geekosystem: The Wikimedia foundation has announced that the organization completed the transfer of popular online repository of all human knowledge Wikipedia from GoDaddy hosting this past Friday. The move has been a long time coming, with several reasons motivating the change over —

[WebProNews » rand fishkin] Wikimedia & Orange To Provide Free Wikipedia Access In Africa ...: Sue Gardner, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, said, “”Wikipedia is an important service, a public good - and so we want people to be able to access it for free, regardless of what device they’re using.” She continued, “This partnership with Orange will enable millions of people to read Wikipedia, who previously couldn’t.

[FLOSSE Posse] Wikimedia: accessible (new) media for (almost) all | FLOSSE Posse: Wikimedia / Wikipedia naturally may not provide Internet connection for all, even if they would like to, but they may do design decisions that will increase broad accessibility. For instance, strict commitment to free content, free standards and free software is this kind of decision.

[Computers, Society, and Nature] Geopedia? « Computers, Society, and Nature:  Obviously, geolibraries will contain information that is more than just “fact” (in as much as things on Wikipedia are fact), such as musical pieces, building plans, etc that may not in fact be property of the global common.  Perhaps copyright as is applied on other internet sharing sites such as Flickr could be a good start–is something a part of the global commons, is it licensed for creative use, or is it 100% copyrighted?

[BoardMyBiz.com] Real-Life Advisory Boards @ Work: Wikimedia Foundation said it chose Newmark, who founded Craigslist in 1995, because of his work as an innovator and evangelist and his understanding of Web-based communities. Other members of Wikimedia’s board, put together in 2007, are Electronic Frontier Foundation co-founder Mitch Kapor, venture capitalist Roger McNamee, and CK-12 chair Neeru Khosla.

[Home Page] People are Knowledge - Centre for Internet and Society: Achal Prabhala worked with Wikipedians across three languages in two different countries ”” Malayalam (40 million speakers) and Hindi (250 million speakers) in India and Northern Sotho (5 million speakers) in South Africa to see how oral citations might be received in the language communities they can benefit, discuss this idea with Wikipedians at large, not as a final solution but as a first step in understanding how we may expand our definition of reliable sources of knowledge beyond what is published in print, and what benefits such an expansion may bring and show this is an idea that takes hold, to create a set of clearly laid-out initial templates that others can use and build upon. Four collaborators: Shiju Alex, Mayur, Mohau Monaledi and Achal Prabhala, with additional help from Vijayakumar Blathur were finalised.

[Wikimedia UK Blog] Why Wikipedia was blacked out for a day | Wikimedia UK Blog:  Where it can be censored without due process, it hurts the speaker, the public, and Wikipedia. Where you can only speak if you have sufficient resources to fight legal challenges, or, if your views are pre-approved by someone who does, will mean that the same narrow set of ideas already popular will continue to be all anyone has meaningful access to

[2dayBlog] Wikimedia Foundation starts switching away from GoDaddy | 2dayBlog: In yesterday’s engineering report, Wikimedia confirmed that the site had indeed started the process of moving its domain names from GoDaddy to MarkMonitor. We’ll update you as soon as that blog post confirming the process is complete goes live.

[WebProNews » Legal] Wikimedia Expands On Wikipedia's Thoughts Concerning SOPA ...: The new version of SOPA reflects a regime where rights owners may seek to terminate advertising and payment services, such as PayPal, for an alleged “Internet site dedicated to theft of U.S. property.” (Sec. 103(c)(2)) A rights owner must seek a court order (unlike the previous version) (Sec.

[E07.NET] The Culling of the Social Networks: It's hard to see anyone displacing Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Wikipedia. LinkedIn may be ... News Aggregation of Tagged Feeds: TheWEBLIST.net, Addictomatic, etc. I tried these and moved on. Video Recommendation: YouTube, Funny or Die, BuzzFeed and there are probably more. I use only one. Community Blog: Metafilter – are there any others? This is possibly a close relative of Twitter. Wikis: Wikipedia, Wikileaks, Wikimedia, etc. I use the wikipedia all the ...

[NationMultimedia.com - Technology] Telenor makes Wikipedia available to 135 million customers in Asia ...: Telenor Group and the Wikimedia Foundation have announced a new partnership to offer Wikipedia free of charge on mobile devices to Telenor customers in Asia and Southeastern Europe, including dtac customers in Thailand. By making versions of Wikipedia available to 135 million mobile customers, Telenor Group and the Wikimedia Foundation demonstrate a shared commitment to increasing access to the free and open knowledge available on Wikipedia.

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