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Wikimedia Foundation Appoints Craig Newmark to its Advisory Board
13 November 2009 Craigslist.org founder to share customer service and public service experience in support of Wikipedia.
Sixth Annual Campaign to Protect Wikipedia Kicks Off
10 November 2009 Wikimedia Foundation invites readers, editors and contributors to show support and help raise over $7.5 million.
Wikimedia and comScore partner to improve understanding of the reach and impact of free knowledge on the Web
3 November 2009 Digital market intelligence leader expands Wikimedia’s global user research horizon.
Wikimedia Foundation Announces New Appointments to Board of Trustees at Wikimania in Buenos Aires
25 August 2009 Appointments confirm recent community elections and formalize new roles for members.
Omidyar Network Commits $2 Million Grant to Wikimedia Foundation
25 August 2009 Grant brings financial and human capital support from Omidyar Network.
Wikimania 2009 kicks off this week in Buenos Aires
24 August 2009 Fifth annual conference takes place August 26, 27, 28, 2009.
Wikimedia Foundation receives $500,000 in operational support from Hewlett Foundation
20 August 2009 The Wikimedia Foundation has received a $500,000 grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to expand its work bringing free educational content to everyone on the planet.
¡Viva Wikimanía! ¡Buenos Aires los espera! / Buenos Aires awaits you!
20 July 2009 Media registration is now open for Wikimania 2009 in Buenos Aires.
NIH and Wikimedia Foundation Collaborate to Improve Online Health Information
14 July 2009 Organizations are joining forces to make health and science information more accessible and reliable.
Ford Foundation Grant to support Wikimedia Commons
1 July 2009 $300,000 will empower individuals around the world to share educational photos, illustrations, videos, and sound.
Wikimedia Selects Green Data Center EvoSwitch as Internet HUB for Europe
22 June 2009 Evoswitch generously supports reach and access to the Wikimedia projects by providing data center space.
Wikimedia Foundation announces important licensing change for Wikipedia and its sister projects
21 May 2009 Adoption of Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License will support greater interoperability and re-usability of Wikimedia content. The current GNU Free Documentation License will continue to be supported.
Orange forms world’s first mobile and internet partnership with the Wikimedia Foundation
22 April 2009 Orange and the Wikimedia Foundation announced a wide-ranging strategic partnership designed to mutually benefit each organization’s users by extending the way people can access free knowledge.
Roger McNamee to Become Wikimedia Advisor
13 January 2009 Media and entertainment investment pioneer joins non-profit's Advisory Board.
Wikipedia fundraising campaign surpasses $6 million USD goal
2 January 2009 Over 125,000 donors worldwide show their support for the non-profit encyclopedia.