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I got a lot of funny looks ten years ago when I started talking to people about Wikipedia.
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Let’s just say some people were skeptical of the notion that volunteers from all across the world could come together to create a remarkable pool of human knowledge - all for the simple purpose of sharing.
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No ads. No agenda. No strings attached.
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DRAFT DRAFT DRAFT DRAFT DRAFT
  
A decade after its founding, nearly 400 million people use Wikipedia and its sister sites every month - almost a third of the Internet-connected world.
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I never expected to get involved in open source. I didn't even really know very much about it. When I donated WebGoat to OWASP I had no idea what would happen. I guess I just thought it would be cool if more people could use it to learn about application security.
  
It is the 5th most popular website in the world - but Wikipedia isn’t anything like a commercial website. It is a community creation, written by volunteers making one entry at a time. You are part of our community. And I’m writing today to ask you to protect and sustain Wikipedia.
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Working on the first OWASP Top Ten, I started to realize the power of OWASP's independence, transparency, and openness. I discovered a community of smart, passionate, and commited researchers who believe in the importance of securing the Internet and the software that makes it happen.
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Today, OWASP has grown to a worldwide organziation with over 150 chapters and thousands of volunteers. We have produced high quality books, tools, libraries, and more. We have conferences all over the world. And we've done it all because people just like you decided to help figure it out.
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We are just starting the
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And I’m writing today to ask you to protect and sustain Wikipedia.
  
 
Together, we can keep it free of charge and free of advertising. We can keep it open - you can use the information in Wikipedia any way you want. We can keep it growing - spreading knowledge everywhere, and inviting participation from everyone.
 
Together, we can keep it free of charge and free of advertising. We can keep it open - you can use the information in Wikipedia any way you want. We can keep it growing - spreading knowledge everywhere, and inviting participation from everyone.
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All the best,
 
All the best,
  
Jimmy Wales
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Jeff Williams
 
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Founder, Wikipedia
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P.S. Wikipedia is about the power of people like us to do extraordinary things. People like us write Wikipedia, one word at a time. People like us fund it, one donation at a time. It's proof of our collective potential to change the world.
 
P.S. Wikipedia is about the power of people like us to do extraordinary things. People like us write Wikipedia, one word at a time. People like us fund it, one donation at a time. It's proof of our collective potential to change the world.

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