German Wikipedia to recieve state funding

The German edition of the popular open-content encyclopaedia, Wikipedia, is to receive funding from the German government, according to a report by Heise Online.

The German government will be focusing some of its budget onto entries about renewable energy on de Wikipedia. Nova Institute will notify external experts on which entries need work on. “Articles on vegetable fibers, the EU’s quota on biofuels, and synthetic fibers that also contain natural fibers are to be added to the German version of Wikipedia.”

In June, Deutsche Telekom gave the Wikipedia Deutschland organisation 20,000 Euros.

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5 Responses to “German Wikipedia to recieve state funding”


  1. 1 KJ June 27, 2007 at 9.14 pm

    hi, I translate this article to Chinese to my blog and license cc-by-sa, and add some information from de-wikipedian. I hope you don’t mind. 🙂


  1. 1 mawa.kaurjmeb Trackback on June 27, 2007 at 9.09 pm
  2. 2 小叮当 » Blog Archive » 德語維基接受政府贊助 Trackback on June 28, 2007 at 6.00 am
  3. 3 I better than you says German Wikipedia « Gabriel Pollard Trackback on December 7, 2007 at 9.44 am
  4. 4 Good times | Chris Harvey Trackback on November 8, 2014 at 1.39 pm

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