[Wikimedia-l] [Wikidata-l] large donation by Yandex

Alolita Sharma asharma at wikimedia.org
Thu Jun 6 18:43:34 UTC 2013

This is awesome news - we in the Language Engineering team are looking at
extending translate this year for content translation! So lots of room for

Congratulations again to the WM.DE team.


On Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 2:19 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki at gmail.com>wrote:

> Lydia Pintscher, 06/06/2013 11:14:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I'm happy to let you know that Yandex, an internet company from
>> Russia, made a donation of 150000 Euro to Wikimedia Deutschland for
>> further development of the core of Wikidata. It's great to see more
>> companies stepping up in not only using Wikidata but actively
>> supporting its development.
>> The official press release is at
>> https://www.wikimedia.de/wiki/**Pressemitteilungen/PM_06_13_**
>> Wikidata_Yandex<https://www.wikimedia.de/wiki/Pressemitteilungen/PM_06_13_Wikidata_Yandex>
> Wow! I hope in the future they're also interested in collaborating on an
> open source translation memory project: we already use their machine
> translation service in Translate (enabled on translatewiki.net but not
> Wikimedia projects).
> Nemo
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Alolita Sharma
Director of Engineering
Language Engineering (i18n/L10n)
Wikimedia Foundation

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