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Did you know?
Did you know Wikimedia Commons is a multimedia repository which hosts over 20,000,000 multimedia files?
Wikimedia volunteer Brianna Laugher introduces Wikimedia Commons to you:
Welcome to Wikimedia Commons.
Founded just three years ago as a way to avoid uploading the same image to 200 different wikis, Wikimedia Commons began as a central media repository, making life more convenient for Wikimedia editors. Since then it has grown rapidly into a multilingual community of photographers, illustrators, scanners, audio editors, translators, organisers and annotators.
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 minutes from Board meetings.
The latest Board decisions may be found at resolutions.
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Dictionary and thesaurus
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Collection of quotations
Free source documents
Free learning tools
Free travel guide
Directory of species
Shared media repository
Free knowledge base
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