Wikimedia budget/2005/Q4

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This is a copy of the official Wikimedia budget for the last quarter of the 2005 calendar year. The detail pages are not official yet. All official budgets for 2005 are at Wikimedia:Budget/2005.

Comments and questions by the community at large are welcome on the talk page.

See also: Finance department

Q4 2005 budget[edit]

Hosting related [66.78%]
   Hardware $190,000 (detail 59.15%
   Hosting charges $24,000 (detail 7.47%
   Domain names $500 0.16%
Personnel $33,100 10.31%
Travel $7,500 (detail) 2.33%
Legal expens, insur, and trademarks $10,000 (detail) 3.11%
Office expenses $5,900 (detail) 1.84%
Chapter startup money $2,000 0.62%
Promotional $3,000 (detail) 0.93%
Financial costs (fundraising/bank fees) $10,000 (detail) 3.11%
Miscellaneous expens (~2%) $6,000 1.87%
Reserve (~10%) $29,200 9.09%
TOTAL $321,200

* includes cost of benefits (full time personnel), taxes and other overhead costs


  • Budget approved at the 1 October 2005 budget meeting. The detailed subpages are not official yet. --Daniel Mayer 18:18, 1 October 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • As of 1-Oct-2005 we have $156,000 in SunTrust and $22,000 in PayPal. But $18,000 of that is reserve money that should not be spent. --Daniel Mayer 14:06, 1 October 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • So far this is little more than a minimal budget, meaning a budget designed to pretty much just keep the foundation going. What is not included are special projects (content and/or software). Please include ideas for that on the talk page. --Daniel Mayer 22:39, 18 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]