Technicalities: Money and access

The Wikimedia Foundation has set out to make Wikipedia even easier for contributors to use

The Wikimedia Foundation has set out to make Wikipedia even easier for contributors to use. A project team of three software developers, an interface designer and a project manager will identify the biggest hurdles to first-time contributors and then work to eliminate them. Just like that. It seems like a healthy approach to improving a site, one that anyone, or perhaps any agency, could follow. But of course, it’s not that easy for everyone — the foundation got a $890,000 grant from the Stanton Foundation to do the work. There’s a gift that could keep on giving.

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