[Foundation-l] New Business Partnership with Orange

Tim Starling tstarling at wikimedia.org
Thu Apr 23 02:23:45 UTC 2009

Kul Takanao Wadhwa wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am spreading the news around (I just posted to the internal list) 
> about a new announcement going out in a couple hours. For the past few 
> months I have been working on a deal with Orange (France Telecom) on a 
> new kind of multi-platform (web, mobile, IPTV) partnership for the 
> Wikimedia Foundation.  This partnership will extend co-branding 
> opportunities and have Wikipedia's knowledge brought to some new 
> audiences. It will also allow for us to experiment with new technologies 
> to improve the functionality and delivery of our content. Furthermore, 
> this is an additional revenue stream to build on our most important 
> revenue stream - our successful fundraising campaigns.

My congratulations to Kul, and thanks for his hard work over the last
few months to mould this deal into a form which is both lucrative for
Wikimedia and likely to be acceptable to the community.

-- Tim Starling

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