December 31, 2003
Wikipedia Needs Help, Gets It

I’ve written about the innovative collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia before, but it recently hit some rocky financial straits — they needed to raise $20,000 to cover the cost of hardware to support their growing database.

Their fundraising appeal went up on December 28, and by the morning of the 31st they had raised $31,326.38 — a full third more than they needed. (All the additional funds will go to the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that sponsors Wikipedia.) Congratulations to Wikipedia and the community around it for being able to so effectively rally around such a useful resource!

Posted by Jason Lefkowitz at December 31, 2003
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