Jimmy Wales, the founder of
If you don’t know what Wikipedia is, you can found out here.
It had some bad news coverage last year. While its foibles are real, they are few. And its virtues far outweigh them.
Now it needs
I can?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢t speak for everyone, but I can speak for myself. I?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢m doing this for the child in Africa who is going to use free textbooks and
reference worksproduced by our community and find a solution to the crushing poverty that surrounds him. But for this child, a web site on the Internetis not enough; we need to find ways to get our work to people in a form they can actually use.
And I?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢m doing this for my own daughter, who I hope will grow up in a world where
cultureis free, not proprietary, where control of knowledge is in the hands of people everywhere, with basic works they can adopt, modify, and share freely without asking permission from anyone.
The proprietary control of
Give to Wikipedia. I did. I want my kids to grow up in a world like that too.
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