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Wikipedia plans to set up an office in India

Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization that runs the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, is planning to set up an office in India. Wikimedia Foundation India will be Wikimedia’s second office after the first one in San Francisco, US that was set up in 2005.

Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization that runs the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, is planning to set up an office in India. Wikimedia Foundation India will be Wikimedia’s second office after the first one in San Francisco, US that was set up in 2005.

There are already 20 Indian language Wikipedias with 200 administrators. But Wikipedia wants to strengthen its Indian language base and increase the number and depth of articles. The Wikipedia goal is to have 2.5 lakh articles for every language that is spoken by more than one million people.

“There is a lot of excitement in India about the internet. With so many languages, India poses a lot of opportunities. We already have a very successful local community in India and we want to strengthen it,” Jimmy Wales, founder, Wikipedia, has said. [Source: Hindustan Times]

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