To assess & eliminate the legal & technical barriers associated with contributing media files to the Wikimedia Commons while maintaining the commitment to open source & universal access principles


Wikimedia Foundation

Total Amount
Grant approval
$300,000 – March 2009
Approval date
March 2009
Start date
July 2009
End date
November 2010
Grant type
Arts, culture and media
Benefiting location


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