The Wikimedia movement produces MediaWiki, a knowledge management software for massively open participation, and various related tools. Other organizations use it in ways that advance the Wikimedia vision of everyone sharing the sum of human knowledge. We tend not to think of that as a partnership or potential partnership, but maybe we should. The lightning talk will show some examples of how Wikimedia software supports non-Wikimedia work aligned with our mission, and how our movement sometimes benefits from non-Wikimedia work that is supported by Wikimedia sotware.
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
The lightning talk will showcase various non-Wikimedia projects that focus on some sustainable development goal (education, sustainability, clean power etc) and are helped by the availability of MediaWiki in doing so.
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
The audience gains perspective on a potential new type of partnership.
Each Space at Wikimania 2019 will have specific format requests. The program design prioritises submissions which are future-oriented and directly engage the audience. The format of this submission is a:
The session will work best with these conditions:
Normal lightning talk conditions - a room, a projector; can be recorded.
Intended audience is people who are interested in partnerships but don't know much about how MediaWiki and related software are used outside the Wikimedia movement.