Wikimedia Foundation


October 23, 2021

Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. (WMF or Wikimedia only; Indonesian: Wikimedia Foundation) is the central organization of Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikispecies, Wikiversity and the Meta-Wiki collaborative projects. Wikimedia is a non-profit organization under the laws of Florida, United States of America. The aim of this foundation is to support the development of free knowledge, projects based on WikiWiki and to provide the content of this project to the general public freely and free of charge, without advertising.


The existence of Wikimedia was officially announced by CEO (director) Bomis and co-founder of Wikipedia, Jimbo Wales on June 30, 2003. The name "Wikimedia" was assigned by Sheldon Rampton in a post on the WikiEN-l mailing list in March 2003. Then the domain name and were acquired for the Wikipedia foundation by a contributor, Daniel Mayer.


WMF is managed by a Board of Trustees and headed by an Executive Director. There is also an Advisory Board.

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board is the highest institution of WMF. Since 2008, the council has 10 members: 3 voted for by the Wikimedia community; 2 selected by Wikimedia partner organizations (local partners, thematic organizations and user groups); 4 appointed by the members of the Council themselves; one seat emeritus for Jimmy Wales.Chairman of the Board of Trustees from time to time (bold indicates the current incumbent): Jimmy Wales (Jimbo Wales) (20 June 2003 - 28 October 2006) Florence Devouard (Anthere) (28 October 2006 - 17 July 2008) Michael Snow (Michael Snow) (17 July 2008 - 8 July 2010) Ting Chen (Wing) (July 8, 2010 - July 12, 2012) Kat Walsh (Mindspillage) (12 July 2012 - 8 August 2013) Jan-Bart de Vreede (Jan-Bart) (8 August 2013 - 17 July 2015) Patricio Lorente (Patricio.lorente) (17 July 2015 - 23 June 2016) Christophe Henner (Schiste) (23 June 2016 - 19 July 2018) María Sefidari (Raystorm) (19 July 2018 - 3 June 2021) Nataliia Tymkiv (NTymkiv (WMF)) (act of duty, 3 June 2021 - 13 October 2021; 13 October 2021 - present)

Executive Director

The WMF Executive Director leads a professional staff. Since January 30, 2019, this position has been officially named Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. Since Katherine Maher's resignation in April 2021, the responsibility of the executive director has been assigned to an executive transition committee consisting of three senior staff members, namely Amanda Keton (General Counsel), Jaime Villagomez (Chief Financial Officer), and Robyn Arville (Chief Talent). and Culture Officer).

Local partners


Wikimedia accepts donations of money on its fundraising page. Currently donations can be made electronically via PayPal or sent by post.




* Still in the Incubator


External links

Official website Official site navigation WMF mailing list archives Wikimedia Foundation 2010–11 Annual Plan, WMF wiki Foundation's financial report, WMF wiki Wikimedia Foundation annual report, WMF wiki The Wikimedia Foundation bylaws, WMF wiki Wikimedia Foundation Social Profiles: Twitter, YouTube

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