Company Visit – Wikimedia Foundation

With the student of the Corporate Communication Specialized Master, we had the chance to meet Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit group who provides infrastructure for free knowledge. They host Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, created, edited, and verified by volunteers around the world, as well as many other vital community projects. 

The Wikimedia foundation make possible all of this thanks to donations from individuals. We welcome anyone who shares our vision to join us in collecting and sharing knowledge that fully represents human diversity.

Wikimedia Values

Wikimedia projects belong to everyone

“As you made it is your to use. For Free” 

This is the policy of the Wikimedia contents. It means that you can use them, adapt them or share them as long as this doesn’t mean sharing personal information.

Respect of personal data and contents 

Wikimedia do not sell your email address or any of your personal information to third parties. More information about our privacy practices are available at the Wikimedia Foundation privacy policy, donor and data retention guidelines.

People keep Wikipedia accurate

Readers verify the facts. Articles are collaboratively created and edited by a community of volunteers using reliable sources, so no single person or company owns a Wikipedia article. The Wikimedia Foundation does not write or edit, but you and everyone you know can help.

Not all wikis are Wikimedia

The word “wiki” refers to a website built using collaborative editing software. Projects with no past or existing affiliation with Wikipedia or the Wikimedia Foundation, such as Wikileaks and wikiHow, also use the term. Although these sites also use “wiki” in their name, they have nothing to do with Wikimedia.

Wikimedia Projects

The Wikimedia Foundation supports hundreds of thousands of people around the world in creating the largest free knowledge projects in history. The work of volunteers helps millions of people around the globe discover information, contribute knowledge, and share it with others no matter their bandwidth.

This and much more is part of the Wikimedia project, based on community and open to values of cooperation, knowledge share, freedom of expression and engagement!