Communications/State of the Wikimedia Foundation

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State of the Wikimedia Foundation.pdf

Executive Summary[edit]

Introduction[edit]

We believe in a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.

The job of the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) is to be just that: a foundation. We support the Wikimedia communities. We keep Wikipedia online. We build for the future.

We keep the Wikimedia websites fast, secure, and available. We make free knowledge accessible, bring new knowledge online, lower barriers to access, and make it easier for everyone to share what they know. We defend the Wikimedia communities when they are threatened, legally or otherwise. We stand against censorship, and support open licenses, open access, and open source. We support our contributors, users, and developers. We offer resources to people and organizations that believe in the Wikimedia vision.

We will only achieve our vision when we share it. By supporting communities, building technology, and funding great ideas, the Wikimedia Foundation is a foundation for people everywhere to change their world.