Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organisation behind world’s biggest and free encyclopedia – Wikipedia.com is setting up an office in India. This India office happens to be the first Wikimedia office outside the US for the first time. Wikimedia is also planning future offices in Brazil, and other regions of Africa and Asia.
Wikimedia’s India office will have 3-5 volunteers / employees. The role of these members will be only to increase awareness about Wikipedia in India and encourage people to create and edit more content on Wikipedia.com. These employees will also conduct research to help Wikipedia understand what India specific content and languages should be laid more focus on. A seven member executive council has also been formed for Wikimedia’s India Chapter.