Just yesterday a donor (who is also a colleague) was very happy to learn
that her donation was used to cover expenses for people she knew (in that
case: me).
I believe the people behind the project is something we should put forward
more.

On Thu, Nov 28, 2019 at 2:34 AM Damon Sicore <da...@sicore.com> wrote:

>
>
> > On Nov 27, 2019, at 4:08 PM, Joseph Seddon <jsed...@wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
> >
> > --- What’s your favorite thing about Wikipedia that you wish our readers
> > and donors knew? ---
>
> That Jimmy Wales and WMF sold the rights to the Wikipedia trademark to
> Apple for $40k back in the early 2000s, and that Apple has the right to use
> it forever and the agreement cannot be cancelled without legal cause.
>
> This is why Wikipedia is embedded in every iOS search result.
>
> That Apple and Google make billions and billions of dollars off of
> Wikipedia content annually and that WMF refuses to charge them for their
> exclusive use and access.
>
> Which means that the $70mil or so in donations from Wikipedia users is
> really a scam because WMF lacks the courage to stand up to those
> corporations and charge them $1billion each per year to guarantee
> Wikipedia’s success.
>
> >
> > We'll use the responses to generate new test ideas
> >
> > Post your answers on list or directly to me :) Thanks in advance
> >
> > --
> > Seddon
> >
> > *Community and Audience Engagement Associate*
> > *Advancement (Fundraising), Wikimedia Foundation*
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