24 November 2007

How Wikimedia plans to spend donations

If you use Wikipedia as often as I do, you'll certainly have noticed the Fundraising banner on every of their pages. I needed some time find a place where the Wikimedia Foundation actually says what it plans to use that money for.
Here it is: Planned Spending Distribution 2007-2008

On their donation page, Wikimedia lists the following uses of donations:
  • $200 – We can make Wikipedia available in developing countries through DVDs, books and pamphlets.
  • $100 – We can pay for two Wikipedia Academy events in Africa.
  • $60 – We can send three students to our annual Wikimania conference.
  • $40 – We can deliver 100 million pageviews of free information!
The latter two points are covered in the above cited plan, the first two points are not. Perhaps I should ask them about that...


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