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The Wikimedia Foundation Inc. is the parent organization of various free-content projects, most notably Wikipedia, the award-winning online encyclopedia.

विकिमीडीया फाउंडेशन इन्कॉर्पोरेशन विवीध मुक्त मजकूर प्रकल्पांची खास करून ख्याती प्राप्त मुक्त ज्ञानकोश विकिपीडियाची, पालक संस्था आहे.

What is the mission of the Foundation ?

The mission of the Wikimedia Foundation is to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free content license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally.

In collaboration with a network of chapters, the Foundation provides the essential infrastructure and an organizational framework for the support and development of multilingual wiki projects and other endeavors which serve this mission. The Foundation will make and keep useful information from its projects available on the Internet free of charge, in perpetuity.

See also our mission statement.

विकिमीडिया फाऊंडेशन(प्रतिष्ठान) चे ध्येय काय आहे ?

सार्वजनिक हिताकरिता मुक्त मजकूर परवानाआंतर्गत शैक्षणिकस्वरूपाचा मजकूर विकसीत करणे , जमा करणे आणि प्रभावीपणे वैश्विक स्वरूपात उपलब्ध करून देण्याच्या दृष्टीने जगभरच्या लोकांमध्ये बांधिलकी आणि क्षमतांची निर्मिती करणे हे विकिमीडिया फाऊंडेशनचे ध्येय आहे.

Are you a charity?

Wikimedia is a non-profit charitable corporation organized under the laws of Florida, USA. Fully audited, The Wikimedia Foundation is now listed as a charitable organization at and its partner sites. The Wikimedia Foundation has 501(c)(3) tax exempt status in the United States.

The existence of the Wikimedia Foundation was officially announced by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales on June 20, 2003. The bylaws of Wikimedia Foundation Inc. are available online.

तुमचे काम धर्मादाय आहे काय?

विकिमीडिया ही अमेरिकी संयूक्त संस्थानातील फ्लोरीडा घटक राज्याच्या कायद्यांना अनुसरून घटीत ना-नफा धर्मादाय मंडळ आहे. संपूर्णपणे लेखापरिक्षित,विकिमीडिया फाऊंडेशनची आता -ने आणि तिच्या सह्संकेतस्थळांनी धर्मादाय संस्थाम्हणून नोंदकेली आहे.अमेरिकी संयूक्त संस्थानात विकिमीडिया फाऊंडेशनला 501(c)(3) करसवलत ऊपलब्ध आहे.

विकिपीडियाचे संस्थपक जीमी वेल्स यांनी विकिमीडिया फाऊंडेशनची सुरूवात जून २०, २००३ ला अधिकृतरित्या उदघोषित केली. विकिमीडिया फाऊंडेशन इंन्कॉर्पोरेशनचे बायलॉज येथे आंतरजालावर उपलब्ध आहेत.

Which projects do you support?

WMF supports Wikipedia, the famous online encyclopedia, which was among the 10 most visited websites in the world in mid-2007. From the founding of Wikipedia in January 2001, and the incorporation of the Wikimedia Foundation in June 2003, our growth has been staggering. The English-language Wikipedia, our first project, has expanded from 135,000 articles at the time of incorporation to 1.8 million articles today. Wikipedias in 8 other languages boast over 250,000 articles of their own.

However, the Foundation also operates several projects beside Wikipedia, such as Wikimedia Commons, the repository of free images and other media, which surpassed 1 million images in November 2006. Wiktionary, the free dictionary, has 8 dictionaries with more than 50,000 entries, three of which have more than 200,000 definitions. Wikisource, an original source repository, is nearing 150,000 pages of content. Wikiquote (quotations), Wikibooks (collaboratively written books), Wikinews (citizen journalism), and Wikiversity (curriculum development) all continue to grow along the same trend line.

Overall, our projects have more than 7.8 million pages, 2.2 million images, and 5 million registered accounts.

Wikitravel, Omegawiki and Wikia are separate wikis which are not managed by the Wikimedia Foundation.

More information may be found at our projects. For example, here is a report on the state of Wikisource.

कोणत्या प्रकल्पांना तुम्ही आधार पुरवता

विकिमीडिया फाऊंडेशन विकिपीडियास पाठबळ देते.आंतरजालीय विकिपीडिया ,की ज्याने २००७ च्या मध्यापासून सर्वाधिक भेट दिल्या जाणा‍र्‌या १० दहा संकेत स्थळात स्थान पटकावले आहे.जानेवारी २००१ मधील विकिपीडियाची सुरूवात आणि जून २००३ मधील विकिमिडीया फाऊंडेशनची स्थापना लक्षात घेता आमची प्रगती भूषणावह आहे.आमचा पहिला प्रकल्प इंग्लिश भाषी विकिपीडियात विकिमीडिया फाऊंडेशन च्या स्थापनेच्या वेळी १३५,००० लेख होते तर आज केवळ इंग्लिश विकिपीडियातील लेखांची संख्या २० लाखाहून अधिक आहे, ८ पेक्षा अधिक भाषात विकिपीडियात प्रत्येकी अडीच लाखाहून अधिक लेख आहेत ही बाब अभिमानाने उल्लेखण्याजोगी आहे.

फाउंडेशन विकिपीडिया शिवाय इतर बरेच प्रकल्प राबवत आहे,विकिमीडिया कॉमन्स हाही असाच अजून एका यशस्वी प्रकल्प आहे , माध्यम संचिकांचा मुक्त विदागार मुक्त छायाचित्रेसुद्धा साठवण्या करितासुद्धा वापरला जातो या प्रकल्पातसुद्धा आता पर्यंत २१लाखाहून अधिक मुक्त चित्रे आणि माध्यम संचिकांचा प्रस्तूत केल्या गेल्या आहेत.त्याच प्रमाणे विक्शनरी प्रकल्पात ४००हून अधिक भाषात ६,००,०००हून अधिक शब्दांच्या व्याख्या ऊपलब्ध करून देण्याचा प्रयत्न केला गेला आहे..विकिस्रोत प्रकल्पात १००,०००हून अधिक पानात ६८,००० पेक्षा अधिक मूळ स्रोत ग्रंथ सामुग्री उपलब्ध केली गेली आहे..विकिक्वोट,विकिन्यूज,विकिव्हर्सिटी इत्यादी प्रकल्पही याच धर्तीवर प्रगती साधत आहेत.

आमच्या सर्व प्रकल्पात मिळून जवळ्पास ८ मिलियन पाने २.२ मिलियन छायाचित्रे,आणि ५ मिलियन नोंदीकृत सदस्य आहेत.

विकिट्रॅव्हेल,ओमेगा विकि हे विकिमीडिया फाऊडेशन अंतर्गत नसलेले स्वतंत्र विकि आहेत


आमचे प्रकल्पयेथे अधिक महिति मिळवता येईल.ऊदाहरणार्थ विकिस्रोताची स्थितीबद्दल येथे एक रिपोर्ट्पहावयास मिळेल.

How is the Foundation run?

The Wikimedia Board of Trustees manages the nonprofit organization and supervises the solicitation and disposition of donations. The Board of Trustees is the ultimate corporate authority in the Wikimedia Foundation Inc. (article IV, sec. 1 of the Wikimedia Foundation bylaws). The Board has the power to direct the activities of the foundation.

This site includes a complete list of notes from Board meetings till the end of 2005.

In 2006, we switched to a dual system, featuring both meeting minutes (usually not published), and resolutions. We also set up a collection of committees and hired our first Executive Director, Brad Patrick, in June 2006. Most of the interaction between board members, staff, committee members, developers and community happens online, on our wikis, on mailing lists, and through electronic chat (IRC). We do, however, have face to face opportunities, during Wikimania (our annual conference), during board retreats or real life board meetings.

We have only one office, located in Florida (USA), where several of our employees are working. All other board members and staff work remotely. The staff is eleven people (as of mid-2007); this does not include the many volunteers, from board members to proofreaders.

विकिमिडीया फाऊंडेशन कसे चालवले जाते

विकिमिडीया या ना-नफा फाऊंडेशनचे विश्वस्त मंडळ दान संकलन आणि त्याचे विनियोगावर नियंत्रण ठेवते व प्रबंधन पहाते. (विकिमिडिया फाऊंडेशन बायलॉज चानियम IV चा, सेक्शन. 1 अन्वये)विकिमीडीया विशवस्त मंडळही विकिमिडीया फाऊंडेशन इनकॊरेशन ची सर्वोच्च प्रतिनिधी आहे.

या संकेतस्थळावर २००५ च्या शवटी पर्यंतच्या मंडळ सभांच्या नोंदींची संपूर्ण यादी उपलब्ध आहे .


२००६ मध्ये,आम्ही दुहेरी पद्धतीचा अवलंब केला,संभांच्या नोंदी (कि ज्या सहसा प्रकाशित केल्या जात नाहीत) आणि ठराव या दोहॊंचा अंतरभाव केला.जून २००६ मध्ये आमचे पहिले व्यवस्थापकिय संचालक ब्रॅड पॅट्रिक यांची नियूक्ती केली तसेच काही कमिट्यांचीसुद्धा नियूक्ती केली.मंडळाचे सदस्य,कर्मचारी,कमिटी सदस्य,विकसक,आणि समुदाय यांचा बहूतेक परस्पर संदेशवहन आमचे विकि,मेलिंग याद्या, आणि आय आर सी चर्चा या आंतरजालिय माध्यमातून संवाद साधूनच होते. We do, however, have face to face opportunities, during विकिमॅनिया(आमचे वार्षिक संमेलन) च्या माध्यमातून समोरा समोर भेटण्याची संधीही उपलब्ध असते, बोर्ड रिट्रीट किंवा प्रत्यक्ष मंडळ सभा यातसुद्धा प्रत्यक्ष भॆटीच्या संधी ऊपलब्ध असतात .

आमचे एकुलते एक कार्यालय फ्लोरीडा (संयूक्त आमेरिकी संस्थाने) येथे आहे की जथे आमचे बरेचसे कर्मचारी काम करतात बाकी करमचारी आणि मंडळ सदस्य दुरस्थ पणे कार्यरत असतात. सध्याचा कर्मचारी वर्ग(२००७ च्या मध्यात) ११ जणांचा होता; यात आमच्या असंख्य स्वयमसेवक आणि प्रूफ रिडर्सची मोजणी धरलेली नाही.

संस्थेत २००६च्या शेवटास बरेच महत्वपूर्न बदल झाले;चार नविन सभासदाम्ची नियूक्ती तीन महिन्यात घदली,अध्यक्ष बदलेले मार्गदर्शक मंडलाची स्थापना नुतन नियमावली इत्यादींचा या बदलात समावेश होतो.

फाऊंडेशनच्या कार्याविषयी अधिक माहिती खालिल दुव्यांवर उअपलब्ध होऊशकते

Who are the members of Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees?

In January 2004, Jimmy Wales appointed Tim Shell and Michael Davis to the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation and later made a call for candidates for community representatives [१]. In June 2004, an election was held for two user representative Board members. Following one month of campaigning and two weeks of online voting, Angela Beesley and Florence Nibart-Devouard were elected to join the board. They were reelected the following year in July 2005.

In July 2006, Angela Beesley announced her resignation and in September 2006, Erik Möller was elected as her replacement. In December 2006, the Wikimedia Foundation appointed two new board members, Kat Walsh and Oscar van Dillen. Tim Shell chose to resign from the board and was replaced by Jan-Bart de Vreede. In July 2007, an election was held for the expiring terms of Möller, Walsh, and van Dillen. Möller and Walsh both kept their seats, and van Dillen was replaced with Frieda Brioschi.

As of July 2007, the list of board members is

  • Florence Devouard (chair)
  • Kat Walsh
  • Michael Davis (treasurer)
  • Erik Möller (secretary)
  • Jimmy Wales
  • Jan-Bart de Vreede (vice chair)
  • Frieda Brioschi

Biographies and terms of current board members may be found at Board.

How does the Foundation serve its mission?

First, the Wikimedia Foundation owns the Wikimedia servers along with the domain names and trademarks of all Wikimedia projects and the MediaWiki software. It generally supports all the costs of having the projects up and in working order. Contributors retain the copyright to their own content but must release it under a free license, most commonly the GNU Free Documentation License, allowing anyone to continue to use it for any purpose, in perpetuity. Through this principle of free content, we ensure that our work will never be lost to humankind.

The Foundation also plays an important innovative part in further developing the projects, connecting people, promoting collaboration with other parties, and so on. In particular, each of our projects has unique technological requirements, which are met by our small but efficient team of software developers. The highest priority in 2007 will be a renewed focus on quality assurance. This will include mechanisms to identify trusted versions of content such as Wikipedia articles.

Ensuring success in all endeavors of the Foundation will make it necessary to collaborate with organizations and companies around the planet. Our financial planning includes professional staff who will pursue such strategic partnerships, as well as coordinate our growing network of chapter organizations in various countries.

How is the revenue spent?

The majority of WMF expenditures support our programs. Foremost are our expenses for the hardware and bandwidth that keep our websites up and running.

The single greatest expenditure for WMF is hardware, followed by hosting and bandwidth costs. The WMF has seen its inventory of computer hardware increase steadily to meet demand. Here is a frequently updated status of this hardware: Wikimedia hardware status.

The main reason for the increase is our growth in traffic. At the end of the year 2006, Comscore listed "Wikipedia Sites" as the number six site in the world, measured by unique visitors (*). Wikipedia, our flagship website, received about 285,000 page views per minute. The WMF is concerned about the capitalization and operational commitments necessary to keep these systems running reliably. These costs alone will exceed $2.5 million in the year 2007.
(*) Excludes traffic from mobile phones, PDAs, and public computers such as Internet cafes.

Domain registration and trademarks are another part of Wikimedia's expenditures. The Foundation already owns some of its active and secondary/tangentially-related domain names, while others are still free or already owned.

Due to the increase in office staff, administrative costs increased. Overall, however, the allocation of expenses for fundraising is low, due to WMF's reliance on online donations for the majority of its revenue. WMF does not engage in "direct mail" advertising campaigns. Given WMF's presence online, it makes sense to communicate and ask for donations in the same virtual space. To date, it has been effective.

Costs have been kept low in the past three years, in particular because the largest majority of people helping are volunteers.

See also: What we need the money for

Where does the money come from?

As of July 2007, Wikimedia is funded primarily through private donations, but also through several grants and gifts of servers and hosting (see benefactors).

The WMF receives donations from more than 50 countries around the world. Most of the donations to WMF come from English-speaking countries (US, UK, Canada, Australia). Over half of these donations are anonymous. Though individual donations are relatively small, their sheer numbers have ensured our success.

The Wikimedia Foundation aims to increase revenue by finding alternative means of support, including grants and sponsorship as well as selling WikiReaders (textbook or PDF versions of articles from Wikipedia). There has also been discussion of selling a print version of a significant portion of Wikipedia, such as a "Wikipedia 1.0" project.

We are presently not using advertising as a source of revenue.

The Wikimedia Foundation has 501(c)(3) tax exempt status in the United States. Donations made from other nations may also be tax deductible. See deductibility of donations for details. Please see our fundraising page for details of making donations via PayPal, MoneyBookers or by postal mail. For all other types of donation, please contact Sue Gardner at sgardner at wikimedia.org.

Do you have audited financial statements?

Our financial statements have been audited for fiscal years 2004, 2005 and 2006 by Gregory Sharer & Stuart [२] and are compliant with generally accepted accounting principles.

Links to the financial statements and management letter:

Latest financial information may be found at Finance report.

What is Wikia? Is it part of Wikipedia? Is it one of the Wikimedia Foundation projects?

The Wikimedia Foundation is a registered not-for profit dedicated to the development and promotion of free content. In 2004, Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley founded Wikia, Inc. with the idea of using the same model as the Wikimedia projects to create a vast collection of wikis devoted to content that does not fit the model of any Wikimedia project. Among the initial members of Wikia were Jimmy Wales, Angela Beesley, and Michael Davis, who at the time were three board members of the Wikimedia Foundation. Wikia is, however, a completely separate company.

In some ways Wikia sites are similar to Wikipedia: both offer free content which anyone can edit. In others ways they are different: Wikia tends to have more specialized content, and features fan guides, travel information, how-to wikis, and Uncyclopedia, a popular parody of Wikipedia. Unlike Wikipedia, which is funded by donations, Wikia is funded by investors and by advertising.

Wikimedia and Wikia have a healthy relationship, and people from one often contribute to the other. Until recently, Wikia helped the Wikimedia Foundation get organized by donating office space in St. Petersburg, Florida. They are, however, separate companies with different business models.

See CentralWikia:Wikimedia for further details on the relationships between Wikia and Wikimedia.

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