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Google founder donates $500,000 to Wikipedia

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 20 Nov 2011 12:07 User comments (1)

Google founder donates $500,000 to Wikipedia The Brin Wojcicki Foundation has donated $500,000 to the Wikimedia Foundation, the company behind Wikipedia.
Wikimedia began its annual fundraiser on November 16th.

Wikipedia is viewed by 477 million unique visitors each month, making it the fifth most-trafficked site in the world.

The Brin Wojcicki Foundation, which was started by Google co-founder Sergey Brin and his wife (and 23andMe co-founder) Anne Wojcicki, has donated money to the Michael J. Fox Foundation among other notable organizations.

Adds Sue Gardner, executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation:

This grant is an important endorsement of the Wikimedia Foundation and its work, and I hope it will send a signal as we kick off our annual fundraising campaign this week. This is how Wikipedia works: people use it, they like it, and so they help pay for it, to keep it freely available for themselves and for everyone around the world. I am very grateful to Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki for supporting what we do.

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125.11.2011 15:51

edited by ddp Wikipedia... Someone down in my old hometown posted an article about my music magazine Vibrations Of Doom and they took the entry down, citing no relevance or some such nonsense, when they actually had links to classic albums pieces in a few band entries. The elitist snobs over there, I hope wikipedia crashes and burns HARD...

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