The Google announced that it will donate $ 2 million to Wikipedia, amount added to the donations made by other companies and users of the site will make the free encyclopedia should close its fiscal year, which ends in June, grossing $ 10.6 million , 20% increase over 2008.
This should not be the biggest bag of money coming to the foundation of Jimmy Wales this year. Six months ago Omadyar Pierra, founder of Ebay also allocated $ 2 million to Wikipedia, through one of its investment funds.
All this amount will be used to maintain the collaborative site working without displaying ads on your pages, available in 270 languages. [Wikimedia]