Wikipedia:Support Organizations


October 20, 2021

Wikimedia projects, including Wikipedia, are hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, and Wikimedia chapters and user groups are active around the world to support Wikimedia projects. The Wikimedia Foundation operates the servers of the Wikimedia project and is legally responsible for the content. Wikimedia chapters and user groups are Wikimedia movement affiliates, which are voluntary organizations that align with the purpose of the Wikimedia Foundation and work based on a specific region or topic. Affiliates are independent organizations from the Wikimedia Foundation. We are not responsible for the content of the Wikimedia Project.

Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation is a non-profit organization that hosts the servers of the Wikimedia project. It assumes legal responsibility for the content and supports the activities of the community and affiliates as an umbrella organization. The Wikimedia Foundation was founded on June 20, 2003 by Jimmy Wales in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. Organized under the laws of the State of Florida, USA, it moved its headquarters to San Francisco, California in 2007. The main projects of the foundation are: Wikipedia operation: We support the operation of Wikipedia, the world's largest internet encyclopedia. The foundation supports hardware equipment such as servers and networks for Wikipedia operation, and supports MediaWiki software development. Wikimedia Commons Operation: The Foundation operates a Wikimedia Commons site that stores and manages various media files such as images, sounds, and videos. Wikidata operation: The Foundation operates a Wikidata site. Information recorded in Wikidata is utilized by Wikipedia sites in various languages ​​of the world. Operation of Wiktionary: The foundation operates online dictionary sites for over 170 languages ​​around the world. In addition, the foundation operates Wikiquote, Wikibooks, Wikivoyage, and Wikiversity. ), Wikinews, etc.

Korea Wikimedia Association

Wikimedia Korea is a non-profit organization voluntarily organized by Wikimedia users to support and promote Wikimedia projects, including Wikipedia, in Korea. The Korea Wikimedia Association is registered as a corporation under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea, and operates as a Korean branch of the Wikimedia Foundation of the United States. The main businesses of the association are: Wiki Conference: This is a community event to present and share the results of Wikimedia project activities including Korean Wikipedia. It is held regularly around October every year. Hosting Wiki Editor's Tone: Edit-a-thon is an event where people gather together to edit Wikipedia at a set time. You can proceed online, offline, or a mix of both. You can tell new people how Wikipedia is working. Wikipedia of the Year Award: Wikione of the Year is an award given to Wikipedia who have contributed significantly to the Wikimedia project during the year. Content contribution, management, newcomers, and good/good posts are divided into four categories, and excellent actors are selected through user votes. For selected excellent users,

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