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From: "Léa Lacroix" <>
Date: Oct 5, 2016 01:20
Subject: [Wikidata] Wikimedia Foundation directly funding Wikidata
To: "Discussion list for the Wikidata project." <>

Hello folks,

An information that you could find useful : since the beginning of
Wikidata, the project and the development team (led by Wikimedia Germany)
were funded by the Wikimedia Foundation, through the Funds Dissemination
Committee, and by third parties. From now, the Wikimedia Foundation will
directly fund expenses for Wikidata software development. The two
organizations signed an agreement to have direct funding at least for the
next 3 years. This is good news, showing the strong support of our project
by the Foundation and will allow us more stability in the future.

You can read the full blog post here:

Thanks for making Wikidata more and more awesome every day :)

Léa Lacroix
Community Communication Manager for Wikidata

Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
10963 Berlin

Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.

Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter
der Nummer 23855 Nz. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für
Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/029/42207.

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