|Type of site||Media repository|
|Registration||Optional (required for uploading files)|
|Created by||Wikimedia community|
|Launched||September 7, 2004|
Wikimedia Commons is a website owned by the
Other websites based on wikis can also use files from Wikimedia Commons, even if they are unrelated to the
Wikimedia Commons has
Wikimedia Commons also has
For every file on Wikimedia Commons, the person who made it has to let everybody use it and change it as much as they want, including companies (see
Wikimedia Commons reached 10 million files on April 15, 2011.
The Wikimedia Foundation was given money to make it easier for people to use their websites. They used some of this money to make the UploadWizard, a new system for uploading files on Wikimedia Commons. People started using the UploadWizard in December 2010.
The UploadWizard also teaches new uploaders about copyright law. It has a tutorial for users to read so that they can check if the file they are uploading is violating copyright. Most uploads are by the UploadWizard.
Before, Wikimedia Commons only let people upload one file at a time. The UploadWizard lets people upload multiple files at the same time and include all the required information about each one.