Wikimedia Foundation

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The Wikimedia Foundation[1] is a non-profit located in San Francisco, California that owns and operates Wikimedia.[2] Wikimedia in turn manages about a dozen projects, one of which is Wikipedia and another is Wikibooks,[3] which among other activities markets e-book versions of material found on Wikipedia.[4]

The Wikimedia Foundation was created in 2003 by Jimmy Wales. It is run by a board of trustees, of which Jimmy Wales is a trustee and chairman emeritus.[5] The Executive Director is Lila Tretikov, who succeeded Sue Gardner in 2014.


  1. Wikimedia Foundation home page. Wikimedia Foundation. Retrieved on 2011-12-24.
  2. Wikimedia welcome page. Wikimedia. Retrieved on 2011-12-24.
  3. Wikibooks multilingual portal. Wikimedia Foundation. Retrieved on 2011-12-24.
  4. For example, Wikimedia Foundation. Maxwell's equations. eM Publications.  and the listing at Wikimedia Foundation. Google eBook. eM Publications. Retrieved on 2011-12-24. There are others.
  5. Wikimedia Foundation board of trustees. Wikimedia Foundation. Retrieved on 2011-12-24.