[LINK] M$ and wikipedia - no-no

Jan Whitaker jwhit at janwhitaker.com
Wed Jan 24 15:04:31 AEDT 2007

Microsoft offers cash for Wikipedia edit
By BRIAN BERGSTEIN, AP Technology Writer Tue Jan 23, 5:14 PM ET

Microsoft Corp. landed in the
Wikipedia doghouse Tuesday after it offered to pay a blogger to 
change technical articles on the community-produced Web encyclopedia site.

While Wikipedia is known as the encyclopedia that anyone can tweak, 
founder Jimmy Wales and his cadre of volunteer editors, writers and 
moderators have blocked public-relations firms, campaign workers and 
anyone else perceived as having a conflict of interest from posting 
fluff or slanting entries. So paying for Wikipedia copy is considered 
a definite no-no.

Jan Whitaker
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