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By Ral315, 21 January, 2008

More recordings to be uploaded, WikiProject formed

This week, Raul654 received permission to upload Musopen's entire collection of freely-licensed full-length recordings of various classical pieces. In all, 137 pieces were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. In order to encourage the release of more freely-licensed works, WikiProject Free music has been formed.

Briefly

  • On a humorous note, a student found to be vandalizing Wikipedia while in school was, as part of his punishment, made to type an apology to Wikipedians and the school technology department on a Royal Typewriter, because he had been banned from using school computers; the apology was scanned and uploaded to Wikipedia.
  • The Catalan Wikipedia has reached 100,000 articles.
  • The Dutch Wikipedia has reached 400,000 articles.
  • The Persian Wikiquote has reached 500 articles.



Also this week:

2007 in review — Parser changes — Pic of the year — WikiWorld — News and notes — In the news — Features and admins — Technology report


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