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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Jimmy Wales, Fox, Square Off Over Porn Hostings Allegations

Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and its offshoots, including Wikimedia, has responded via general counsel Mike Godwin to charges that the company is in "chaos" after co-founder Larry Sanger alleged Wikimedia Commons makes some pornographic images available and requested an FBI investigation. See here in a story by Fox news. Mr. Godwin noted in an email that, "The Fox News campaign against Wikipedia has certainly led to some reactions, of course, but our Board and executive director remain in charge, and in fact we spent more time last week rolling out an interface redesign for Wikipedia than we did thinking about Fox News's attacks."

For more commentary, see this story from Computerworld and this one from ZDnet.com.

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