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Wikimedia Foundation

Wikimedia Foundation

A nonprofit organization providing the infrastructure required for hosting Wikipedia.

Wikimedia Foundation is a nonprofit organization providing the infrastructure required for hosting Wikipedia that is headquartered in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2003 by Jimmy Wales. The Wikimedia Foundation creates, maintains, and provides the technological infrastructure and technology required for Wikimedia projects such as hosting services and edit-checking artificial intelligence. According to the organization website, they are 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. 

According to the companies website (as of October 2019) their are over 200,000 editors contributing to Wikimedia projects ever month, over 47 million media files on Wikimedia Commons, and over 1 billion . unique devices visiting Wikimedia projects every month. 

Projects

Projects supported by the Wikimedia foundation include: Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikimedia Commons, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikidata, Wikiversity, Wikiquote, Wikispecies, Wikinews, Wikivoyage, and MediaWiki. 

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Aaron Halfaker

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Aradhana Ravindra

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Arun Ganesh

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Dustin York

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Jared Zimmerman

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jay walsh

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Jean-Baptiste Soufron

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Jeff Jones

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Jimmy Wales

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Kevin Leduc

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Matthias Mullie

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Munaf Assaf

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Niklas Laxström

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Oliver Keyes

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parul vora

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Steven Walling

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Stuart West

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Trevor Parscal

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