Jimmy Wales Quotes

12 Jimmy Wales quotes:

"I have always viewed the mission of Wikipedia to be much bigger than just creating a killer website. We're doing that of course, and having a lot of fun doing it, but a big part of what motivates us is our larger mission to affect the world in a positive way."
"No, we don't pay for publicity, never have and most likely never will; it hasn't been necessary, and I don't see that it will be necessary."
"My original concept was to provide a free encyclopedia for every single person in the world."
"Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing."
"Our growth rate continues to be staggering."
"People are not fundamentally bad. It only takes the smallest of correctives to take care of that tiny minority that wants to disrupt the community."
"The goal is to give people a free encyclopedia to every person in the world, in their own language. Not just in a 'free beer' kind of way, but also in the free speech kind of way."
"Love. It isn't very popular in technical circles to say a lot of mushy stuff about love, but frankly it's a very very important part of what holds our project together."
"I have always liked the idea of going to print because a big part of what we are about is to disseminate knowledge throughout the world and not just to people who have broadband."
"Your user ID is the basis for your reputation. If you are doing good work, you will gain trust. If you do bad work it will get reverted. We don't care about your personal name or what your previous credentials are."
Author: Wales Quotes Category: Reputation Quotes
"The idea that we are going to tighten our editorial 'rules' is completely not correct (and) the articles would not be frozen in perpetuity."
Author: Wales Quotes Category: Rules Quotes
"People shouldn't do it, including me. I wish I hadn't done it. It's in poor taste...People have a lot of information about themselves but staying objective is difficult. That's the trade-off in editing entries about yourself...If you see a blatant error or misconception about yourself, you really want to set it straight."
Author: Wales Quotes Category: People Quotes

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