Wikipedia hosts annual conference in South Africa 18-22 of July 2018

For the first time ever, Wikipedia will host their annual conference in the Global South this year (broadly representing Africa, Asia and Latin America), as it examines how to improve knowledge equity on its sites, given that most of its editors still hail from the Global North. Bridging these knowledge gaps include expanding its non-Western …

Microsoft to buy GitHub

Bloomberg reported that Microsoft has concluded a deal to purchase GitHub. GitHub is an open source code repository website and system and is valued at several billion dollars, even though GitHub is not yet profitable and has no CEO. Tom Preston-Werner, the former CEO and one of the co-founders resigned in 2014 after a female …