Bruce Cole, chairman for the National Endowment for the Humanities, (NEH), interviews Jimmy Wales, the creator of the Wikimedia Foundation, (a nonprofit organization which operates the Wikipedia website.) Wikipedia is a freely licensed encyclopedia written by thousands of volunteers all over the world. The freely licensed component allows anyone to copy, modify, and redistribute original or modified articles, commercially or non-commercially. Wales explains how Wikipedia works, the origin, its popularity, the academics and failure of his originally founded model, (Nupedia), and the positive and negative social structure of the Wikipedia community.
Wikipedia receives more than seven billion queries each month and out of one-half million articles, Wikipedia is published in over 125 languages with at least one thousand articles per each vernacular.