This is relevant for all of us, as it ought to give us extra incentive to
work on Wikipedia (and Nupedia).
You might or might not know that Britannica is at least implying that not
all of its articles, or all the content of all of its articles, are no
longer available for free. The following message is now appended to
"Need more? Full Britannica articles are available to subscribers and Free
Trial participants. To view the complete article, register for 14 days FREE.
To learn more about our premium service, click here. Britannica.com
subscribers, please log-in above."
I believe Jimbo said early on, and I believe I agreed, that Britannica
simply couldn't maintain its business model with banner ads--they would
either have to become open content (and therefore have a moral justification
to ask for volunteers) or become a pay service. It seems they've chosen the
latter route, which is great news for Wikipedia.
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