Selling merchandise supports the Wikimedia Foundation, and is a supplement to donations. Available merchandise related to Wikipedia (and other Wikimedia projects) include articles of clothing and other miscellanea with Wikimedia logos and related motifs on them, CDs/DVDs with selected Wikipedia content, entire Wikipedia database for download and individual prints of images from the project:
- The Wikimedia Shop (http://shop.wikimedia.org) The official online store for Wikipedia and Wikimedia merchandise
The Wikimedia Foundation operates a store with Wikipedia and Wikimedia t-shirts, hoodies, pins and more for sale. The goal is to provide affordable high quality merchandise to the project volunteers and the general public to reward it's volunteers and spread the Wikimedia and project brands around the world. The revenues from the store the Wikimedia Foundation and the chapters with most of it, especially at the beginning, going to subsidize merchandise and shipping where it is harder to get merchandise and to provide free and subsidized merch to world wide volunteers as a reward and thank you for their service.
The new shop is currently launching to the community and the staff is looking for thoughts. You can learn more and leave feedback on the Meta-Wiki page or just visit the site. Currently there is a maximum shipping rate for most orders world wide:
- There is a $15 maximum world wide shipping charge for most orders (orders up to 5lbs) If your order costs less to ship you pay the lower price.
Wikipedia on CD/DVD
There is a series of CDs/DVDs with selected Wikipedia content being produced by Wikipedians and SOS Children. The latest version can be browsed at http://schools-wikipedia.org and downloaded at http://www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk/charity-news/2008-wikipedia-for-schools.htm
Downloading content from Wikipedia is free of charge. All text content is licensed under both the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License (CC BY-SA) and the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL). Images and other files are available under different terms, as detailed on their description pages. For our advice about complying with these licenses, see Wikipedia:Copyrights.
Latest editions of Wikipedia may, if working, be found at: http://download.wikimedia.org/enwiki/latest/
The most commonly downloaded version is the one with article texts of current revisions only (no talk or user pages):
This file can be browsed offline using various (copyleft) "dump readers" (see Meta:Data dumps#Tools).
Books, prints or posters from Wikipedia articles
Books of Wikipedia content can be created in PDF or OpenDocument formats, or ordered for printing on the PediaPress website.
Furthermore, all approved images in Wikipedia may be printed. There are a vast number of services that offer poster printing on demand and may provide large posters, or with other desired features.