Microsoft 'tried to doctor Wikipedia'


Microsoft has landed in the Wikipedia doghouse today after it offered to pay an Australian 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.
"We were very disappointed to hear that Microsoft was taking that approach,'' Wales said. Microsoft 'tried to doctor Wikipedia' - web - Technology - theage.com.au

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 27th January 2007 9:53PM