Fondejo Vikimedio

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Pri la Fondaĵo

La Wikimedia Fundamenta (WMF) estas ne-profita organizo registrita en Usono, gastiganta retejojn sciita kiel la "Wikimedia projektoj", kiel Vikipedio kaj Wikinews, tiel kiel ĉi tiu retejo, Meta-Vikio. La Fundamento estas regita de Tabulo de Fideikomisuloj. Ĝia H.Q. Estas troviĝita en San Francisco, Usono. Oficiala informo pri la Fundamento povas esti trovita ĉe la Fundamenta retejo:

Estraro de kuratoroj

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees manages the foundation and supervises the disposition and solicitation of donations. The Board is the ultimate corporate authority for the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. (article IV, sec. 1 of the Wikimedia Foundation bylaws). The current membership list and contact information can be found at Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees.

See also the history of the Board of Trustees and a chart illustrating Board seats over time.

The Wikimedia Foundation Board Handbook provides an overview of the role of the Board and its duties. The Foundation wiki holds lists of its past and upcoming meetings (with minutes), and its resolutions.


Kanaloj de diskuto

Fondaĵo Vikimedio estas sukcesis danke al la uzo de:

  • Meta-Wiki for discussion and organisation of all public issues. This wiki is entirely public and editable by everyone and is also multilingual.
  • is the official website of the Foundation. This wiki is entirely public, but editing access is only granted to trusted members of the community. We try to translate pages in several languages. Feedback about this website may be offered here on Meta-Wiki at the Foundation wiki feedback page.
  • wikimedia-l is a public mailing list for the community to discuss topics related to the Foundation and its projects.
  • internal-l is a non public mailing list, with access restricted to board members and officers.
  • private-l is another private mailing list that was also used to discuss technical issues among the Foundation.
  • VRTS is a ticketing system that is used by Wikimedia Foundation staff and volunteers to handle emails from the public.
  • IRC is for real-time chat with other Wikimedians.

Channels for support

The Wikimedia Foundation manages the following channels for support:

  • Trust and Safety Meta page provides an introduction into Trust & Safety work, as well as information about programs, policies, and resources.
  • General Trust & Safety inquiries: ca
  • Threats of imminent physical harm (also supporting human rights crisis response): emergency
  • Assessment of child protection concerns: legal-reports
  • Disinformation support inbox for partnering functionaries and local admin teams: drt
  • Human Rights team Meta page provides an introduction into Human Rights work, as well as information about programs, policies, and resources.
  • General Human Rights inquiries: talktohumanrights

Kion ni elspezos monon

Kie la mono venas de

The Wikimedia Foundation is operated and run using monies raised with fundraising and other donations. For more information, please see the donations page.

Vikimedia membrinoj

In acknowledgement of the diversity of groups contributing to our movement, the Board of Trustees approves recognition of the following models of affiliation with the Wikimedia movement. Affiliates may change from one affiliation status to another, and should prioritize cooperation with one another without hierarchy. If you wish to start an affiliate or are looking for more information about affiliation, you may want to contact the Affiliations Committee.

Movadaj partneroj

Movement partners are like-minded organizations that actively support the Wikimedia movement’s work. They are listed publicly and granted limited use of the marks for publicity indicating their support of and collaboration with Wikimedia. Movement partners are not yet being recognized by Wikimedia. More information on future recognition may be obtained from the Affiliations Committee.

Naciaj aŭ sub-naciaj sekcioj

National or sub-national chapters are incorporated independent non-profits representing the Wikimedia movement and supporting movement work globally, focused within a geography. Chapters or national/sub-national organizations use a name clearly linking them to Wikimedia and are granted use of Wikimedia trademarks for their work, publicity, and fundraising.

Tema organizoj

Thematic organizations are incorporated independent non-profits representing the Wikimedia movement and supporting work focused on a specific theme, topic, subject or issue within or across countries and regions. Thematic or focused organizations use a name clearly linking them to Wikimedia and are granted use of Wikimedia trademarks for their work, publicity and fundraising.


User groups are open membership groups with an established contact person and history of projects, designed to be easy to form. User groups may or may not choose to incorporate and are granted limited use of the Wikimedia marks for publicity related to events and projects.

Vikimedia kunordigo kaj projektoj

Projekto kunordigo

Wikimedia Meta-Wiki (this wiki) is a website about the Wikimedia Foundation's projects and coordination.

Ĉefa Vikimediaj projektoj

Kelkaj projekto historio


The early history of Wikipedia was characterized by much chaos and well-meaning strangeness. Wikipedia Governance was conducted, effectively, by Jimmy Wales (Jimbo) alone, with the assistance of mailing list participants.

The broader mandate of the expanding projects being considered, led to a suggestion in a wikien-l message by Sheldon Rampton:

Mi pensas, ke ni devus iri pli ankoraŭ kaj pafi por la fina celo de krei " 'Wikimedia' ." Tio amaskomunikiloj kun "m." Ĝi uzus Wiki-stilo reguloj por ebligi publikan partoprenon en la kreado kaj redaktado de ĉiaj komunikiloj: enciklopedioj kaj aliaj konsultverkoj, aktualaj novaĵoj, libroj, fikcio, muziko, filmetoj ktp Ŝati aktuala amaskomunikiloj, ĝi estus diferenci "kanaloj "kaj" programoj ", ĉiu kun mem-elektanta aŭdiencoj. Kontraste aktuala komunikiloj, tamen, la publiko ankaŭ estus aktive implikitaj en la kreo de lia propra programado, anstataŭ nure pasive rigardante ĝin.

The “” domain name was purchased by mav in waiting for a Wikipedia/Wikimedia non-profit to come into existence to own it.

On June 20, 2003, Jimmy Wales – who had been operating Wikipedia under the aegis of his company Bomis – announced the creation of the Wikimedia Foundation which was to serve as the parent, non-profit, organization of Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikibooks, and other freely licensed wiki projects subsequently added to the “Wikimedia family”. See also the Wikipedia article on Wikimedia: w:Wikimedia Foundation.

The first Board of Trustees composed of Jimmy Wales (Chair), Michael Davis and Tim Shell. In June 2004, the next Board of Trustees was composed of 5 people, Jimmy Wales (Chair), Florence Devouard (Vice Chair), Michael Davis (Treasurer), Tim Shell and Angela Beesley. In 2006, Tim and Angela left the Board, whilst Erik Möller, Jan-Bart de Vreede, Kat Walsh and Oscar van Dillen joined it. In October, Florence Devouard became the Chair of the Board, in replacement of Jimmy Wales, who maintained the role as Chairman Emeritus.[1] The first employees joined the organization in 2005, Danny Wool and Brion Vibber. In 2008, the Board was restructured amongst conflicts with the community, and Jimmy Wales was granted the Founder's seat additionally to the Chairman Emeritus.

The organization took a new turn in summer 2007, when Sue Gardner was hired to serve as interim ED. At that point, the staff consisted of about 10 people, most in the head office in St. Petersburg, Florida and others in the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands. Most of the committees set up in January 2006 are at this point inactive and abandoned.

In 2007, the Foundation decided to move away from its Florida office. San Francisco was chosen as the destination (Boston was its main competitor).[2] The former headquarters in Florida were closed on January 31, 2008.

The Foundation's San Francisco headquarters were originally at 39 Stillman Street. In 2009, it moved less than a kilometer to 149 New Montgomery Street, and in 2017 to its current location at One Montgomery Tower.

The Board was substantially restructured in April 2008. For more information, see:

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