Fundraising 2009/thank you/ja

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  • 「この星にいる誰もが全人類の知の総和に自由にアクセスできる、そういう世界を思い浮かべてみてください。」
  • ——ジミー・ウェールズ、ウィキペディア創設者

ウィキペディア創設者ジミー・ウェールズよりの感謝の言葉 edit


Wow. What can I say? Thank you.


We’ve just ended the most successful fundraiser in our history, $7.5 million USD raised in less than 8 weeks.


Incredible. But I’m not surprised.


In 2001, I took a bet on people, and you’ve never let me down.


You have created the largest collection of human knowledge ever assembled: 14 million encyclopedia articles in 270 languages, still growing and getting better every day. You have supported, funded and protected it.


Advertising doesn’t pay for Wikipedia. You do. Wikipedia is the fifth most visited website on earth – 340 million people last month – and we run our servers and pay our lean staff entirely with donations.


Your donations keep Wikipedia free to use and free of ads. Your donations keep spreading free access to knowledge all across the earth.


Thank you for everything you give to make Wikipedia a reality. I’ve been inspired by your comments, and feel privileged to witness your passion for Wikipedia.
  • わたしが人生の答えを見失ったとき、いつもここで助けていただきました - Lauren Sierra
    • “When I'm at a loss for answers in life, you are always here to rescue me!” - Lauren Sierra
  • わたしの6歳の息子にとって、ウィキペディアは世界の知識へのすばらしい窓口であるようです - Pilgrim Beart
    • “To my 6-year-old son, Wikipedia is a wonderful window into the world's knowledge.” - Pilgrim Beart
  • ウィキペディアはすべてのひとにとって重要なものです。人類の達成です。 - Fernando Borba
    • “Wikipedia é muito importante para todos. É uma conquista da humanidade.” - Fernando Borba
  • ウィキペディアはこんな単純な望みをすべて叶えてくれます: つまり、考え得るすべてのことがらについて、いますぐに高品質の情報にアクセスしたいという。だから喜んでご支援いたします - Joao Nunes
    • "Wikipedia is all about fulfilling one simple need: immediate access to high quality information on any topic you can think of. That is why I’m glad to support it." - Joao Nunes


It’s an amazing story. There’s nothing else like it.


And if you haven’t yet made a contribution to support Wikipedia, it’s not too late. You can still make a gift to support the free and open sharing of knowledge. Just click here.


I also encourage you to support our friends:


Thank you again.


Wikipedia forever,


Jimmy Wales


Founder, Wikipedia