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American entrepreneur Jimmy Wales co-founded Wikipedia, a free Internet-based encyclopedia operating under an open-source management style.
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Jimmy Wales was born Aug. 7, 1966, in Huntsville, Alabama. In March 2000, he founded a free online encyclopedia called Nupedia, which sought free contributions from experts and subjected them to an intensive peer-review process. Frustrated by slow progress, he turned to a new type of software called wiki, to create Wikipedia, a companion encyclopedia site to which anyone could contribute.
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