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Wikipedia’s business model: why the website often asks for funds

Much of the funding comes in dribs and drabs from small donations made by millions of users

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For weeks, Internet users landing on Wikipedia have encountered a call from the “free encyclopedia” asking them to donate Rs 25 or any other sum of their choice. It wasn’t the first time “Wiki” – a widely used free resource – has appealed for funds. In the past, Google has given money to Wikipedia through donations and grants.


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First published: Sunday, June 26, 2022. 8:17 PM IST