Google donates $2M to Wikipedia, no attribution required

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Wikipedia LogoIt’s probably something a door-to-door Encyclopedia salesman would never see. Two million dollars just fell out of the sky courtesy of the Google Gods into the lap of Wikipedia, everyone’s favorite free-for-all knowledge web site.

An announcement was made via Twitter by Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia and now board member of the Wikimedia Foundation.

The non-profit recently raised over $8M as part of a fund-raising campaign.

This is great news for a site that is increasingly used as the go-to source for just about every topic. Commonly used by students, researchers and trivia buffs, it has demonstrated the power of an open publishing and editing model that allows  thousands to contribute to a shared repository of knowledge.

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