The Wikimedia Foundation, which publishes the online collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia, has reached 15 million in donations in two months on the 16 million affected. A few hours of the end of the year, it lacks always $ 1 million to meet its objectives.
Difficult to miss these days when passing on Wikipedia: the foundation needs money. Nothing abnormal, his campaign is an annual contribution. It began on November 14 last, with a message “personal” Jimmy Wales, founder of the encyclopedia on every page.
In 2009, the campaign donations had allowed the foundation to raise 7.5 million Euros. Wikimedia posting an average of $ 33 per gift since its inception, a total of 5,00,000 donations. Enough to finance the storage space and bandwidth needed to Wikipedia, a leading global sites with 250 million visits per month. And develop new projects.
The Wikimedia Foundation, editor of the encyclopedia, details elsewhere in its annual plan the destination of funds raised.