Wikipedia has announced that its recent fundraising drive was successful with the non-profit organisation raising US$6 million since July. The money will be used to cover operations costs for the fiscal year 2008.
The funds went to the Wikimedia Foundation, which runs the world-famous free Internet encyclopedia. Wikipedia is among the Web's biggest success stories, with hugely rapid growth since the establishment of Wikimedia in 2001.
Wikimedia Founder Jimmy Wales said in a thank you note on Wikipedia that, "You have proven that Wikipedia matters to you, and that you support our mission: to bring free knowledge to the planet, free of charge and free of advertising."