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.

Timeline

Funding rounds

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People

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Aaron Halfaker

Employee

Aradhana Ravindra

Employee

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

Employee

Jeff Jones

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Jimmy Wales

Founder

Kevin Leduc

Employee

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

Employee

Steven Walling

Employee

Stuart West

Board member

Trevor Parscal

Employee

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Companies

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News

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February 1, 2020
https://www.outlookindia.com/
Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world and hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
December 27, 2019
The Economic Times
In the letter, Amanda Keton, General Counsel, Wikimedia Foundation said the new draft rules have not been made public even after a year since official consultations on the draft were completed.
JULIA JACOBS
April 8, 2019
www.nytimes.com
Unlike at social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, the people who respond to reports of harassment are largely unpaid volunteers.

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