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From: Denny Vrandečić <>
Date: 2012/3/30
Subject: [Foundation-l] Press release about Wikidata
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Hi all,

Wikimedia Germany is sending out a press release about Wikidata today. The
press release sums up the information that has been published on Meta since
last Wikimania, where it was first presented and discussions started, and
refined since then, including information about the donation that is making
Wikidata possible.


More information about Wikidata is on its Meta page:


We are very excited about the Wikidata development team starting on Monday.
This also means, that in the future we will be communicating about Wikidata
much more, as the development is finally starting. Yay!

I want to take this opportunity to thank the donors of Wikidata, the Allen
Institute of Artificial Intelligence ai2, the Gordon and Betty Moore
Foundation, and Google for the generous support, that enables us to work on
the Wikidata project for the next year.

Exciting times are waiting for us, Cheers all,

Project director Wikidata
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Eisenacher Straße 2 | 10777 Berlin
Tel. +49-30-219 158 26-0 |

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