Inventor prize 2006 goes to Wikipedia founder Jimbo Wales

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Thursday, November 9, 2006

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According to Wikinews' German language version, Jimmy Wales, founder of the Wikimedia Foundation, is the winner of this year's Inventor prize.

The award is given out on Inventor's Day, which Germany celebrates on November 9. Wales' novel, open approach to Wikipedia was cited as the reason for giving the award. A ceremony to hand over the award will be arranged for the next time Wales visits Germany.

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