Knowledge is not always free. Yet assuring this freedom is an indispensable part of a democratic system. As such, Wikipedia has become part of our everyday life. Millions of people read the online encyclopedia daily, thousands work voluntarily on writing, editing and completing articles in almost all languages.
To honour the diverse engagement for a society full of free knowledge, Wikimedia Austria – the local association behind Wikipedia here in Austria – is for the first time giving out the Austrian Award for Free Knowledge. It will be awarded to civil single initiatives and particularly dedicated organisations, trying to support free knowledge.
Fitting the ball’s guidelines, the award will be presented at the 6th Vienna Ball of Sciences on 25 January 2020.
P.S.: Of course you can find us on Wikipedia as well : https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiener_Ball_der_Wissenschaften