[Foundation-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Stanton Foundation Awards Wikimedia $3.6 Million for Technology Improvements

MZMcBride z at mzmcbride.com
Thu Oct 6 03:13:48 UTC 2011

Jay Walsh wrote:
> SAN FRANCISCO, CA - October 5, 2011 - The Wikimedia Foundation announced
> today it has been awarded the largest-ever grant in its history: $3.6
> million from the Stanton Foundation. The purpose of the grant is to fund
> major investments in the technology infrastructure that supports Wikipedia
> and its sister projects, in order to successfully serve their growing
> readership. The Wikimedia projects currently reach more than 422 million
> unique visitors around the world every month (comScore, August 2011), making
> Wikipedia the fifth most-popular website in the world.
> The grant will fund development of a new editing interface that will make it
> possible for people to easily edit Wikipedia without needing to learn
> special wiki syntax. It will also support development of new technical
> features to make Wikimedia a friendlier and more understandable environment
> for new editors, and an improved mobile experience for readers and editors.

Is the grant restricted or unrestricted? (Is there a copy of the agreement

Apologies if this is obvious or already stated elsewhere. I couldn't figure
it out.


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