Comments: Wikipedia is NOT going to "shut within 3-4 months"

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Posted by Robin Davis at February 10, 2007 06:28 PM

Behold the power of the ignorant masses! And people complain about *Wikipedia's* reliability...

Anyway, yes, the project is not going to shut down in four months. What Devouard means is that four months goes fast, and they need a lot more money, soon, before they can think about future plans; 2008 and beyond, and the ongoing need for expansion and desire for new projects.

Posted by Anonymous at February 10, 2007 07:26 PM

I'd had a look at their 501C3 tax forms, and found that $40,000 figure for web hosting very hard to believe. $200,000 sounds a lot more like it. But I still don't understand how the 2005 figure could be $40,000. Was it maybe an accounting mistake?

Posted by Kathryn Cramer at February 11, 2007 09:24 AM

Kathryn: It's fiscal 2005, which is mid-2004 to mid-2005. I think the explanation is that Wikipedia wasn't as prominent then, and the hosting was not a huge expense.

Posted by Seth Finkelstein at February 11, 2007 01:51 PM