Freo's View


Posted in fremantle by freoview on November 1, 2012

We are using WIKIPEDIA as our history library for the QR code mapping of Fremantle‘s significant buildings and sites as a major project to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Fremantle Society. For all those who love history and who believe WIKIPEDIA is  fantastic here some words and a plea for small donations from its founder Jim Wales.

Google and Yahoo have thousands of servers and staff people. We have about 800 servers and 150 staff.Wikipedia is the #5 site on the web and serves 450 million different people every month – with billions of page views.Commerce is fine. Advertising is not evil. But it doesn’t belong here. Not in Wikipedia.

Wikipedia is something special. It is like a library or a public park. It is like a temple for the mind. It is a place we can all go to think, to learn, to share our knowledge with others.

When I founded Wikipedia, I could have made it into a for-profit company with advertising banners, but I decided to do something different. We’ve worked hard over the years to keep it lean and tight. We fulfill our mission efficiently.

If everyone reading this donated $5, our fundraiser would be done within an hour. But not everyone can or will donate. And that’s fine. Each year just enough people decide to give.

This year, please consider making a donation of $5, $20, $50 or whatever you can to protect and sustain Wikipedia.


Jimmy Wales
Wikipedia Founder

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  1. Sam Wilson said, on November 2, 2012 at 10:42 am

    If anyone’s interested in learning more about Freopedia, we’re holding small meetups through November at the library, and then a bit edit-a-thon on December 1st.

    More info:

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