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 Jimmy Wales - “I'm learning German, ... You couldn't learn German just from a textbook...So I'm learning from audio CDs and games.”
 Jimmy Wales - “We delete things that are not good. They're taken down for good reasons.”
 Jimmy Wales - “The idea that we are going to tighten our editorial 'rules' is completely not correct (and) the articles would not be frozen in perpetuity.”
 Jimmy Wales - “For all his notoriety in global tech circles, Wales is all but invisible in Florida. Due to lack of interest, an organizer once had to cancel an event in St. Petersburg where Wales was to speak. Like the great artists Jerry Lewis and David Hasselhoff, ... I'm only appreciated overseas.”
 Jimmy Wales - “We've had a lot of interest from investors, and it was really a matter of sorting through the investors to be sure that people who are investing were people who were believers in our mission.”
 Jimmy Wales - “Collaborative usage of the internet is rising.”
 Jimmy Wales - “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.”
 Jimmy Wales - “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.”
 Jimmy Wales - “Our growth rate continues to be staggering.”
 Jimmy Wales - “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.”
 Jimmy Wales - “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.”
 Jimmy Wales - “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.”
 Jimmy Wales - “My original concept was to provide a free encyclopedia for every single person in the world.”
 Jimmy Wales - “It's a mass collaboration to build all kinds of things. It's becoming a new model for doing things on the Internet.”
 Jimmy Wales - “It's like if youopen a restaurant and you decide it's going to be a steak restaurant. As a steak restaurant, the customers are going to have knives. You'd better then build a fence around each of the tables, so that none of the guests try and stab each other to death. Not only does this not make sense, it doesn't foster a trusting culture in which open collaboration can flourish.”
 Jimmy Wales - “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.”
 Jimmy Wales - “It's like if youopen a restaurant and you decide it's going to be a steak restaurant. As a steak restaurant, the customers are going to have knives. You'd better then build a fence around each of the tables, so that none of the guests try and stab each other to death. Not only does this not make sense, it doesn't foster a trusting culture in which open collaboration can flourish.”
 Jimmy Wales - “It's like if youopen a restaurant and you decide it's going to be a steak restaurant. As a steak restaurant, the customers are going to have knives. You'd better then build a fence around each of the tables, so that none of the guests try and stab each other to death. Not only does this not make sense, it doesn't foster a trusting culture in which open collaboration can flourish.”
 Jimmy Wales - “The purpose is really contained in the word 'freely licensed,' which is to make available to anyone in the world, in any language, a curriculum that they can copy, redistribute and modify, for whatever purpose they may have, for free,”
 Jimmy Wales - “Most of the prominent contributors are not anonymous. We are an actual community in the sense that we know each other and have fun working together.”
 Jimmy Wales - “We are growing from a cheerful small town where everyone waves off their front porch to the subway of New York City where everyone rushes by. How do you preserve the culture that has worked so well”
 Jimmy Wales - “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.”
 Jimmy Wales - “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.”
 Jimmy Wales - “If they are just adding factual information, that'd be fine. But it's very hard to be neutral if you're political and supporting one candidate.”
 Jimmy Wales - “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.”

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