MADRID, June 23 (Portaltic/EP) –
That Wikimedia Foundation has announced that technology multinational Google and non-profit digital library Internet Archive are the first companies to enlist the services of its payment service WikimediaEnterprise.
This organization that hosts Wikipedia is nourished and funded by free community projects through donationsit uses to create “software” experiences for reading, contributing and sharing information.
The Wikimedia Foundation presents Wikimedia company launched its first paid free encyclopedia service in October last year aimed at large companies use the content of this non-profit organization for commercial purposes, both in their products and in their tools.
This platform provides more efficient access to Wikimedia content through a row of API was specifically designed for large-scale content reuse and also allows customers to receive updates on the information they are using.
This week the Wikimedia Foundation has announced that the Internet Archive and Google will be the first customers of this paid service able to consume Wikimedia content “in a very different way” according to the President of the Wikimedia Foundation, Lane Becker.
These companies will be able to preserve the citations in Wikipedia or promote the so-called Knowledge Panels, boxes of information that appear in the Google Knowledge Graph, the structured knowledge base used by Google to improve the results obtained from its search engine .
“We look forward to deepening our partnership with Wikimedia Enterprise, investGo further into long-term sustainability of the foundation and the knowledge ecosystem it continues to build,” said Google product manager Tim Palmer.
For his part, Mark Graham, director of the Wayback Machine internet archive, has pointed out that this association with Wikimedia Enterprise will enable the company to “archive more information from the Internet faster and more reliably”.
According to The Verge, Becker has revealed that the service he will offer to Google is still in the early stages did not put forward how this company will use Wikimedia Enterprise.
Finally, the Foundation has pointed out that organizations and businesses of all sizes can access Wikimedia Enterprise offerings at a variable price based on volume of use.
Businesses can register for a free trial account on the Wikimedia Enterprise website so they can do this Try the service before you buy it.