david at fourkitchens.com
Thu Dec 28 21:34:10 UTC 2006
Even if Virgin's final goal is to own Wikipedia, their opinion remains
irrelevant. Their money doesn't come with terms beyond the matching
If I offered you US$100 with no strings attached, you would (and should)
take it. Even if I had a secret plan to bankrupt you, that wouldn't
change the actual $100.
> Op donderdag 28 december 2006 18:57, schreef Andrew Gray:
>> But this? "... one company that will really do everything to own
>> Wikipedia, it's Virgin."
>> All I can say is: you wouldn't have said that this time yesterday,
>> before people began making wild assumptions. Google would want to take
>> us over, perhaps. Encarta or Britannica might want to take us over, at
>> least to deal with a threat to the business plan. Any number of
>> two-bit "online content" people would jump at the chance.
>> But Virgin? Why on *earth* do you think Virgin, of all people, deeply
>> care about controlling Wikimedia?
> That line should read: "one of the companies". Off course I don't think Virgin
> should be the only one, but one off the core businesses of Virgin is
> multi-media. That's why... and yes if you would asked me which companies will
> do everything to own Wikimedia, Virgin would be on that list.
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