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Young IT Professionals at Chennai working on Wiki India

Published on: Tuesday, 13th January 2009 04:02 AM     By      Administrator


CHENNAI: They are a group of 60-70 mostly young IT professionals called the knowledge foundation. Their common thread is the need to meet and 
discuss issues of significance outside their professional needs. 
Only this time, they are attempting to network with similar communities pan India and bring some of their activities, knowledge sharing, student outreach programmes, unconferences, under the Wikimedia banner. It is an attempt at establishing the India chapter of the Wikimedia foundation. 
The knowledge foundation at Chennai has mooted attempts to start the India chapter of the Wikimedia foundation, whose chapters are present in 13 countries around the world. Each of these chapters runs on a fund of $6 million per year, obtained through corporate endowments and individual donations. 

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