A New York Times report notes that Wikimedia Foundation, the company that runs the world’s most popular online encyclopedia service – Wikipedia, plans on doubling its current staff by adding 44 more employees in the next one year. Part of this hiring is expected to happen in India and Brazil.
According to Bishaka Datta, a Mumbai-based documentary maker who is now part of the Wikimedia board of directors, the India office is expected to open by early next year with two or three staff members to begin with.
The foundation has some lofty plans for the next few years. The website is making an attempt to grow more into Africa, Central and Latin America, and Asia. Speaking of growth, the website is planning on reaching 680 million unique visitors a month by 2015. The foundation has already raised $20 million to fund this growth.