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Wikipedia Turns 10, Eyes Developing World

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Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia

Jimmy Wales, co-founder and promoter of Wikipedia, continues to refuse ad revenue to support his online venture.

Luca Bruno / AP

Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia that anyone can edit, celebrates its 10th anniversary on Saturday.

The online organization doesn't accept ad revenue and therefore makes an annual plea for donations.

Wikipedia recently reached its $16 million goal. Much of that money will go to keep the nonprofit site going. But Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia's founder, says there also are some new projects in the works.

"We're going to open our first office outside of the U.S. in India to help further the growth of Wikipedia in the Indian languages," he tells NPR host Robert Siegel.

From National Public Radio
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