It's about that time of the year again, when large companies and corporations review and revise their numbers towards sustaining a profitable future, though for some of them, not necessarily in monetary terms. Wikipedia is such one of them, only their sustainability goals is full and free access to all human knowledge.
This year again, Jimmy Walsh, Wiki's founder, has written an appeal for all of us Wikimedia users, asking for donations, justifying it (quite passionately, too!) why our donations are needed and what they'll be used for.
Surprisingly, 35 people on an annual budget of 10 million Dollars is all that provides humanity with access to free and fair information on the web, while the rest of humanity pitches in in their own specific way, and the collective sum of all these efforts is available for everyone else, and in a multiple variety of formats, 24/7/365 without fail. And this is done for no other reason than to 'pitch in' with knowledge and effort.
I though it was enough justification for me to donate something in return, which is exactly what I did last year, and what I did today, I'm proud to say. I encourage others to do so as well.