Wikimedia Deutschland – Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V. is a non-profit organization based in Berlin, Germany. With about 150 employees and about 90.000 members, it is the oldest and largest of 40 independent chapters of the international Wikimedia movement. The most well-known Wikimedia project, the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia, used by millions of people across the world every day is by far the biggest non-commercial platform on the internet and is continuously updated and improved by millions of users.
Wikimedia Deutschland furthers these ideals even beyond the free encyclopedia: We aim to establish and promote the creation, collection, and distribution of free knowledge in all parts of society. Our objective is to create a world in which the sum of all human knowledge is freely accessible for everyone. The main focus of our activities is the support of volunteers, the development of technology and software, and the cooperation with cultural and scientific institutions. Furthermore, we advocate on both the national and EU-level for a legal framework that allows for free knowledge to become an even stronger part of our everyday life.