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  • [License Wikizine] – Wikizine is currently using the GNU Free Documentation License. A request has been made to change that; reader feedback would be useful.




  • [ja.wikipedia] – The Japanese language Wikipedia has won the Yahoo “Web of the Year 2006” award and one in the “Information Resource on the Web” category. These awards are awarded specifically for websites written in Japanese. The Wikimedia Foundation was represented at the ceremony by Imaizumi Makoto (known as Suisui on Wikipedia), who commented that “besides hardware, Wikipedia is supported by Japanese volunteers. We are happy to see such a website awarded.” A video of the award ceremony is available.


  • [On CBS] – CBS, one of the largest television and radio networks in the United States, has made a broadcast about Wikipedia. It was nothing spectacular, just a basic story on Wikipedia for any people that are unaware of it. The news report is 7 minutes 36 seconds in length, and was broadcast on a Sunday morning. The video is available online.


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Matching donations: a form of sponsorship. For every unit a person or organization sells, the sponsor will double it. This can be in the form of money, goods or services. This is often used by schools or youth organizations. For example, cakes can be sold, and for every cake sold the sponsor will donate the value of one extra cake. In return, the name of the sponsor is often included in marketing materials as a form of recognition for their donation.
LOL: Laughing Out Loud. Used in written form for expression of emotion. Used in email, chat and similar forms of informal written communication
OT: Off-Topic. When something is not appropriate for the location where it is used. Usually used for situations regarding chat rooms, mailing lists or news groups


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