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  Our projects - Wikimedia Foundation
Work is ongoing to determine guidelines for its scope, including on research, at the multilingual co-ordination Wikiversity project (to clarify the scope originally approved by the board).
Wikimedia Commons was launched in September 2004 to provide a central repository for free video, images, music, spoken texts, and other free media that can be easily reused by all Wikimedia projects.
Wikimedia Commons received an honorary mention for Digital Community at the 2005 Prix Ars Electronica awards in May 2005.
wikimediafoundation.org /wiki/Our_projects   (1052 words)

  Wikimedia Foundation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The goal of the Wikimedia foundation is to develop and maintain open content, wiki-based projects and to provide the full contents of those projects to the public free of charge.
The Wikimedia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a vision to bring a free encyclopedia to every single person on the planet.
Wikimedia's bandwidth and power are covered by donations to the project from various companies and individuals.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wikimedia   (847 words)

 Wikimedia Commons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A key motivation behind the setup of a central repository was a desire to reduce duplication of effort across the Wikimedia projects and languages, as the same file had to be uploaded to many different wikis separately before the Commons was created.
The possibility of local uploads still exists, but is meant to be used primarily for material which local project policies allow, but which would not be permitted according to the licensing policy of the Commons, such as fair use content.
As of 2006, the Wikimedia Commons itself does not allow fair use or uploads under non-free licenses, including licenses which restrict commercial use of materials or disallow derivative works.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wikimedia_Commons   (600 words)

 Wikimedia Foundation - Meta
The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is an international non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge.
Wikimedia relies on public donations to meet its goal of providing free knowledge to every person in the world.
The Wikimedia Board of Trustees manages the nonprofit and supervise the disposition and solicitation of nonprofit donations.
meta.wikimedia.org /wiki/Wikimedia   (805 words)

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