Github Wikidata Bot Save

Updates Wikidata entries using metadata from github

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GitHub to Wikidata bot

Tests Code style: black

Update Wikidata entries using metadata from GitHub.

For free software projects with a GitHub repository listed in Wikidata, this script will perform the following steps, using metadata collected from the GitHub API:

  • Import all stable releases and the release dates, including release data, source, and a source title
  • Update the project website
  • Normalize the GitHub link

It is possible to exclude items from being edited by the bot, and also to allow using tags for projects without GitHub releases.

Setup and usage

First install python >=3.6 and poetry, then run poetry install.

Generate a personal access token on GitHub. Create a config.json file with that token and your Wikidata username:

  "username": "my-wikidata-username",
  "github-oauth-token": "abcdedf1234567"

Then run in a terminal and enter the password for your bot account.

Run pytest and black . after making code changes.

Implementation notes

First, a SPARQL query gathers all the free software projects in Wikidata which have a GitHub repository specified in the source code repository property. For each entry, a cached request to the GitHub API is made, which is authenticated by the OAuth key. The wikidata entries are then inserted using a "exists or insert" logic. For each entry, the GitHub api link is added as reference.

Why does the bot not work for item Q…?

  • Does the entity already have a VCS repository set? Use this query to determine entities without a repository.
  • You can check the logs.


You can find detailed statistics on wmflabs.

Open Source Agenda is not affiliated with "Github Wikidata Bot" Project. README Source: konstin/github-wikidata-bot
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