Technical news

  • [Mobile survey] – the Wikipedia Mobile team is running a survey, hoping to get feedback on their progress so far and suggestions for future additions.

Foundation

  • [Report to the Board] – Sue Gardner, the Executive Director, published her Report to the Board for the month of June.
    • http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/foundation-l/2009-September/054904.html
  • [Usability Beta Status] – Naoko Komura, Program Manager for the Usability Initiative, gave an update on the status of the usability updates (the “Try Beta” link).  She also included statistics on how often they were enabled/kept enabled.

Legal

Community

  • [Restoration Discovery] – Durova, one of the people on Commons who works on restoring images, received a pleasant surprise.  While restoring a photo, she discovered that there was actually human remains in picture.  This discovery has been noted in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Library of Congress even credited her in its bibliographic record.

Media

Stats

  • [Commons reaches 5 mil] – just in time for its 5th birthday, the Wikimedia Commons has reached 5 million files.  See the blog post and chapter press releases for more information.
  • [th.wp] – the Thai Wikipedia has reached 50,000 articles.
  • [cs.ws] – the Czech Wikisource has reached 10,000 pages.
    • http://cs.wikisource.org/wiki/Ilias/Zp%C4%9Bv_p%C3%A1t%C3%BD
  • [bo.wp] – the Tibetan Wikipedia has reached 1,000 articles.
    • http://tinyurl.com/bowp1k

Other news

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…the first public cell phone call was made on April 3, 1973 by Martin Cooper?

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