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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Former chief scientist at Novell claims Jimmy Wales traded Wiki edits for donations.

When it rains, it pours. Jeff Merkey, the scientist, has been involved in several lawsuits -- he sued slashdot, for example. So this may not be credible, though it's getting press attention.


Dan said...

Merkey is far from being a reliable source for anything; he tends to be rather delusional. Still, this shows how the press is now ready to believe the worst of Wikipedia, Wikimedia, and Jimbo; the honeymoon ended a long time ago.

Ben Yates said...

The messy divorce provided a good opening, yeah.