So Wikipedia won't have to depend on funding from Google, as, e.g., Mozilla.org does...
The nonprofit group behind Wikipedia, the mammoth Internet encyclopedia built by volunteers, is getting its largest donation ever -- $3 million from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
The award, to come in $1 million installments over each of the next three years, will help the Wikimedia Foundation become more financially secure as it hires more staff and seeks to improve the quality and reach of Wikipedia content, foundation leaders said.
Technology Review: Wikipedia's nonprofit group gets a huge boost: $3M from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
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