Wikipedia Is Coming To Jerusalem #BDSFail

Wikipedia, the “user generated” encyclopaedia has a lot of troubling content when it comes to Israel. There’s also been some good stuff and Jimmy Wale, the founder, has appeared at the President’s Conference in Israel before and taken a stand against anti-Israel hate.

Wikipedia exists because of the unique software that was created for it: a program called “Mediawiki” which anyone is free to download and use for their own project. It’s a massive open source project where, just like the content in Wikipedia, anyone with programming skills can join in and make the code better.

Currently on Wikipedia this advertising banner is being shown:

wikimedia code hakathon in JerusalemWrite code to improve Wikipedia! The International Wikimedia Hackathon is coming to Jerusalem Developers, web designers & computer science students are welcome to register

wikimedia code hakathon in Jerusalem details

Which is a great place to bring an international team of software developers to join the many who live and work here already.



Brian of London

Brian of London is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy. Since making aliyah in 2009, Brian has blogged at Israellycool. Brian is an indigenous rights activist fighting for indigenous people who’ve returned to their ancestral homelands and built great things.