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Revision as of 05:33, 16 December 2006

Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment.
And we need your help.

The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is an international nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge. The Wikimedia Foundation operates some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia, one of the 15 most visited websites in the world.

Did you know ...

... what Wikisource is ? Really is ?

Article by Danny Wool of the Wikimedia Foundation

I thought it would be a good idea to share some news about another project, the English Wikisource, which has been doing some remarkable work in the past few months, thanks to a small group of dedicated editors and contributors.

First for some background: Wikisource is much more than a library of old and PD texts. It can, and should, operate in tandem with the other projects, by providing the background to the information we offer.

See Danny Wool on Wikisource.

Support us

The Foundation mostly relies on support from individuals. Please consider making a donation today, be it time, money or hardware. The Benefactors page is dedicated to some of the companies and individuals helping to sustain the Wikimedia projects. The Wikimedia Foundation does not necessarily endorse the activities of its Corporate Benefactors.

The Wikimedia Foundation has 501(c)(3) tax exempt status in the United States. Donations made from other nations may also be tax deductible. See deductibility of donations for details. Please see our fundraising page for details of making donations via PayPal, MoneyBookers or by postal mail. For all other types of donations, please contact our grants coordinator, Danny Wool: dwool at wikimedia.org

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The Wikimedia Board of Trustees is the ultimate corporate authority in the Wikimedia Foundation Inc., and has the power to direct the activities of the Foundation. The Foundation bylaws may be seen at Wikimedia Foundation bylaws. Other policies set by the Board may be seen at policies.

The Foundation manages the Budget, which pays primarily for computer equipment and hosting. Other costs include human resources necessary to the running of the Wikimedia projects, though most people are volunteers. This site includes a complete list of notes from Board meetings.

The latest Board decisions may be found at resolutions.

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