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By Ral315, 31 March, 2008

10,000,000 articles

On Thursday, the 10,000,000th article was created. A press release circulated by the Foundation on Friday declared the 10,000,000th article to be the Hungarian article on painter Nicholas Hilliard, created by user Pataki Márta.

Of the 10,000,000 articles, 23% are in English, 7.2% are in German, and 6.4% are in French. The top 10 Wikipedias (English, German, French, Polish, Japanese, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish) compose about 64.9% of all articles, while about 240 other Wikipedias combine for the remaining 35.1%.

Wikimedia receives $500,000 donation

On the heels of receiving a three-year grant worth US$3 million from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (see archived story), the Wikimedia Foundation announced last week an additional $500,000 donation from philanthropists Vinod and Neeru Khosla. Vinod Khosla is a venture capitalist, best known for co-founding Sun Microsystems. The donation was announced in a press release on Thursday.


Also this week:

Wikimania 2009 — Sister project interview — WikiWorld — News and notes — Dispatches — WikiProject report — Features and admins — Technology report — Arbitration report

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