JIMMY WALES

  • Jimmy Wales hails Wikipedia's role in helping halt SOPA, PIPA January 27, 2012

    Davos: The founder of Wikipedia hailed the online encyclopedia's role in helping halt US legislation aimed at cracking down on Internet piracy, saying the proposed bills needed to be stopped because they were flawed. The idea to black out Wikipedia's English pages for 24 hours came from the site's volunteer editors,...
  • No need of antipiracy law: Wikipedia cofounder January 18, 2012

    Wikipedia Cofounder Jimmy Wales says that the Stop Online Piracy Act is not needed not in the US atleast. ...
  • Anna known around the world: Wikipedia Cofounder November 19, 2011

    Jimmy Wales said he supports the idea that corruption in the government is something we have to take seriously. ...
  • Wikipedia has big plans for India: Cofounder November 19, 2011

    Mumbai: When looking for a one stop source of information on virtually anything under the sun, more often than not people turn to Wikipedia, a site on which ordinary people who are armed with simple internet access can update information as it happens when it happens. Cofounder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales,...
  • Wikipedia says it's losing contributors August 5, 2011

    Haifa, Israel: Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that is written entirely by volunteers and allows anyone to edit its entries, is losing contributors, its founder complained Thursday. Speaking with The Associated Press on the sidelines of the website's annual conference, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said the nonprofit company that runs the site...
  • 'Wikipedia's biggest impact yet to come' January 15, 2011

    London: Wikipedia's impact on the world has yet to peak as the open online encyclopaedia aims to double its reach, mainly through expansion in developing countries, founder Jimmy Wales told Reuters. Wikipedia already has about 400 million users and is in the top 10 most popular websites in the world. It...
  • On 10th anniversary, Wikipedia seeks women editors January 13, 2011

    New York: Wikipedia, the online trove of assorted facts and trivia, is trying to be more wellrounded. As the encyclopaedia nears its 10th birthday on Saturday, its leaders are seeking a more diverse group of editors specifically, women, people in developing countries and people with expertise in assorted disciplines. Wikipedia is...
  • WikiLeaks was irresponsible: Wikipedia cofounder September 28, 2010

    Kuala Lumpur: Wikipedia cofounder Jimmy Wales said Tuesday that whistleblower website WikiLeaks' decision to publish entire contents of classified US military documents was irresponsible and could put innocent lives at risk. WikiLeaks drew worldwide publicity in late July when it posted a huge trove of secret US military documents about the...
  • Wikipedia gets bigger, better, freer December 11, 2006

    San Francisco: Free software is about to get freer. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said on Monday his forprofit company, Wikia Inc., is ready to give away for free all the software, computing, storage and network access that website builders need to create community collaboration sites. Wikia, a commercial...