Wikimedia Polska

Wikimedia Polska (WMPL; Polish: Stowarzyszenie Wikimedia Polska) is a Polish public benefit organization established to support volunteers in Poland who work on Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia. As such, it is a Wikimedia chapter approved by the Wikimedia Foundation which owns and hosts those projects.

Wikimedia Polska
Stowarzyszenie Wikimedia Polska
Wikimedia Polska logotype
Formation15 November 2005 (2005-11-15)
Registration no.KRS 0000244732
Legal statusPublic benefit organization
Area served
MethodsPublic outreach
134 (as of 18 May 2018)[1]
Michał Buczyński
AffiliationsWikimedia Foundation, Koalicja Otwartej Edukacji

Wikimedia Polska was started in April 2005 by a group of Polish Wikipedians at Meta-Wiki. In August of that year 26 first members gathered at a wiki meetup in Kraków to elect the board members and vote on the statute of the new association. It was officially registered on 15 November 2005. On 28 March 2007 Wikimedia Polska was officially inscribed on the list of public benefit organizations held by the Polish Ministry of Justice.

WMPL has a permanent office in Poznań, Poland (before it has been located in Lódź). As a Polish chapter of Wikimedia Foundation, the WMPL collaborates with museums and other institutions and has organised events for volunteers aimed at adding content to Foundation projects.

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