01.23.07

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More Articles on Microsoft’s Paid Wikipedia Contributions

Posted in Formats, Fraud, Microsoft, Open XML, OpenDocument, OpenOffice, Standard, Wikipedia at 9:30 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Articles are beginning to appear which describe Microsoft’s pay-to-edit Wikipedia strategy. For further information and for your own ‘leisure’, here they are:

You may find yourself asking, “what does this have to do with Novell?”

This intricate question would be answered by our extensive set of items on this topic. Novell also neatly fits the OpenODF category, although it has done more to damage its adoption, rather than help it. There is a clash of interests here.

When you cannot control the media, control the encyclopedia. It rhymes, too!

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3 Comments

  1. Draconishinobi said,

    January 23, 2007 at 9:44 pm

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    Whoah, this is definitely not good. I suppose I both underestimated the power of the evil empire and overestimated the resolve of Wiki to remain a relatively unbiased source of info. :(

  2. Roy Schestowitz said,

    January 23, 2007 at 10:09 pm

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    Like everything that’s good on the Internet, when it becomes successful, it gets abused (or SPAMmed). Just look at sites such as Digg.com.

  3. Acronyms said,

    July 19, 2007 at 4:22 am

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    Not good. Not good at all.

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