What is freedom? Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder – BBC News

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What is freedom? Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder – BBC News

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Jimmy Wales is famous for founding the non-profit online encyclopaedia Wikipedia and the for-profit Wikia web-hosting company. He is extremely concerned about state surveillance against “ordinary people”. His image of freedom is the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC, and more specifically a quote by US President Thomas Jefferson inscribed on the memorial: “I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” He says: “For me, this quote really defines the essence of freedom.”
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