Mark Williamson a écrit:
Far from being a "secret", Bomis is a
public website that anyone can
look at anytime they like. If Bomis is pornography so is much of what
happens in R rated movies.
I never said Bomis was a secret. I simply said that the fact that
Bomis peddles pornography, and that the history of Wikipedia is
intricately intertwined with Bomis, is kept a secret of sorts. Read
the Wikipedia articles on the issue, you will not see much mention of
pornography, but go to #wikipedia on freenode and you will hear a much
I mention it in nearly every interview, and in most presentations.
I think the .com failure was pretty bad for many people (it was for my
little bank savings). I like the idea that a .com helped Wikipedia to
arise from nothing but expectations. And I even like it more that this
.com was a soft porn site. I think it shows there is good in everything
even if some people really disapprove of such sites :-)
Usually, most reactions are good. And if you fear such a comment, it is
best to say it on humourous tone than to hide it.