Just to add that this is not a small event, it's been reported world-wide, you can find more online from:
and more.

If you want to learn more details, join SMWCon Spring 2012, we have talks for wikidata project and more :)

Jesse

On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 1:49 AM, Markus Krötzsch <markus@semantic-mediawiki.org> wrote:
Dear SMW users & developers,

many of you are already aware of the Wikidata project [1] -- a major
effort to establish a platform for editing and sharing data among all
Wikipedia communities. The project will start next Monday, 2 April 2012.
A few moments ago, the official press release on Wikidata has been
issued by Wikimedia Germany e.V.:

DATA REVOLUTION FOR WIKIPEDIA
Wikidata will be the first new Wikimedia project since 2006
http://www.wikimedia.de/wiki/Pressemitteilungen/PM_3_12_Wikidata_EN

The technical work will largely be documented online, and there is also
a mailing list wikidata-l [2] for announcements and discussions that you
might find interesting.

Exciting times.

Cheers,

Markus

[1] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikidata
[2] https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikidata-l

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