• German Politician Blocks Local Wikipedia

    German Politician Blocks Local Wikipedia

    This is the image that comes up when people try to access, which used to be forwarded to It reads: The county court of Luebeck (North Germany) has issued an order in the name of Lutz Heilmann, Member of Parliament (left party/post-communist) that the German Wikipedia (Wikimedia e.V.) must not allow linking its domain to the Web site, as long… Read More

  • Wikimedia draws flack for felon COO

    Wikimedia draws flack for felon COO

    Details recently emerged that Wikimedia interim COO Carolyn Doran was a felon responsible for a 2004 hit-and-run and multiple DUIs across various states. She also had prior thievery charges, was responsible for writing bad checks, credit card fraud and once shot a boyfriend in the chest. Oh and her late husband drowned on their honeymoon. Sounds like something from a movie. At any rate, all of… Read More

  • Wikipedia Hits Mid Life Slow Down

    Wikipedia Hits Mid Life Slow Down

    We posted yesterday on the move by the Wikimedia Foundation to relocate from Florida to San Francisco, but aside from the obvious conclusions that the move would allow Wikimedia to tap into the superior developer community out West, there may be another reason as well: a mid life slow down. It’s tempting to call it a mid-life crisis, but it’s far too bland for that label. Robert Rohde… Read More

  • Wikimedia Is Moving Out West

    Wikimedia Is Moving Out West

    The Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, along with Wiktionary, Wikibooks, WikiNews, Wikispecies, and other peer-produced content sites, is moving its headquarters from St. Petersburg, Florida to San Francisco in January. It should have an easier time recruiting Web developers and engineers, and will be closer to its for-profit sibling, Wikia, which is based in San Mateo. Founder Jimmy… Read More