This is the publicly editable version of the Wikimedia Foundation Mission Statement. Please keep this notice intact, and try to find consensus for changes as always. You are also encouraged to create forks if necessary, and link them from this page.
The mission of the Wikimedia Foundation is to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free content license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally. They will not perform knowledge blackouts of any kind. In collaboration with a network of chapters, the Foundation provides the essential infrastructure and an organizational framework for the support and development of multilingual wiki projects and other endeavors which serve this mission. The Foundation will make and keep the educational content from its projects available on the Internet free of charge, in perpetuity.