Search is part of the fundamental infrastructure of the Internet. And it is currently brokenWikipedia founder to launch search engine Mar 08, 2007
The fact that Microsoft made this offer without first checking our policies is a disappointmentMicrosoft runs afoul of Wikipedia Jan 24, 2007
Protection is a tool for quality control, but it hardly defines WikipediaWikipedia protects some entries from edits Jun 17, 2006
We're really strong in technology, the hard sciences -- anything related to geek culture, like science fiction -- 'Star Trek,' 'Star Wars,Wikipedia to turn 10 Jan 13, 2011
Whenever people say that Wikipedia's such a great brand, it could be a for-profit, I think that, well, you could say the same thing about the Red Cross, tooWikipedia to turn 10 Jan 13, 2011
Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales ( /ˈdoʊnəl ˈweɪlz/; born August 7, 1966) is an American Internet entrepreneur and a co-founder and promoter of Wikipedia.
Wales was born in Huntsville, Alabama, United States. He attended The Randolph School, a university-preparatory school, then earned bachelor's and master's degrees in finance. While in graduate school, he taught at two universities. He later took a job in finance, and worked as the research director of a Chicago futures and options firm for several years. In 1996, he and two partners founded Bomis, a men's web portal featuring entertainment and adult content. This website provided the initial funding for the peer-reviewed encyclopedia Nupedia (2000–2003) and its successor, Wikipedia.
In 2001, together with Larry Sanger and others, Wales helped launch Wikipedia, a free, open content encyclopedia that enjoyed rapid growth and popularity, and as Wikipedia's public profile grew, he became the project's promoter and spokesman. He is historically cited as a co-founder of Wikipedia, though he has disputed the "co-" designation in declaring himself the sole founder. Wales serves on the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit charitable organization which operates Wikipedia. He holds its board-appointed "community founder" seat. In 2004, he co-founded Wikia, a privately owned, free Web-hosting service, with fellow Wikimedia trustee Angela Beesley.