Wikimedia Deutschland is the German chapter of the global Wikimedia Movement, the global community that supports the Wikimedia projects and other projects based on the idea of Free Knowledge.
The Wikimedia projects, such as Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata, are web-based and multilingual. They are maintained entirely by communities of volunteers who create content that is free and openly licensed.
As a non-profit organization, Wikimedia Deutschland promotes these volunteers who create free and open contentand software and stand up for the human right to access to knowledge and education at all levels of society.
1. Imagine a world…
... in which every single human can freely make use of and share in the sum of all knowledge. This is our vision of Free Knowledge.
2. A community of volunteers
We are committed to equal opportunities in access to knowledge and education and support the many thousands of volunteers who share their knowledge with everyone every day.
3. Knowledge equity
Access to knowledge and education is a basic human right. Free Knowledge leads to a cosmopolitan, more informed and fairer society.
Sessions at the 2020 IGF with participants from the Wikimedia movement:
Thursday, 5 November, 2020 - 16:30 to 18:30 UTC: Pre-Event #74 Openness as a reponse to the crisis - open digital initiatives in the time of the pandemic
The global response to the Covid-19 pandemic has quickly demonstrated the value of openness. In this session, we will discuss the significance of open sharing of knowledge, culture and other forms of intellectual property. Is openness a game changer in fighting the current crisis?
Monday, 9 November, 2020 - 17:20 to 18:50 UTC: BPF Local Content