January 23, 2008

Wikipedia Organization's Financial Audit May Be Released Soon

[Not my scoop, but an early echo from obscurity!]

According to an edit on the Wikimedia Foundation's audit site, the long-awaited "Audit Report and Financial Statements - 06/30/07" document has been posted there, presumably for internal review. So while that financial information about Wikipedia has not been made public yet, it looks like the wait for that data is coming to an end.

This is not my scoop, but showed up in a discussion posting by "tarantino" on the critic site Wikipedia Review. (they're having a betting pool regarding the date when the Wikimedia Foundation financial audit will finally be released, which I have to admit I find amusing). Note this is another small example of where reliable information can come even from "attack sites" which engage in personal attacks on Wikipedia administrators. I'd never trust the mere word of a random poster on a web forum. But if they supply a reference to the web page of the organization itself, and it checks out, that's a different matter. And who else is going to turn up this information?

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in wikipedia | on January 23, 2008 11:59 PM (Infothought permalink)
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Oh please, "attack sites which engage in personal attacks on Wikipedia administrators"? It's a shame that even you have bought into the spurious notion that scrutinizing and criticizing the actions of WP admins amounts to "personal attack."

Please, don't damn Wikipedia Review with faint praise. It's the only site that consistently acts as a watchdog on the misdeeds, excesses, and hypocracy of Wikipedia. That WR delivers documented, referenced news should be no surprise.

Posted by: gomi at January 24, 2008 12:57 PM