[Foundation-l] Mywikipediaspace

Jimmy Wales jwales at wikia.com
Thu Oct 5 04:21:42 UTC 2006

Lars Aronsson wrote:
> Not in all that detail, no.  But that would be judged by the 
> encyclopedic qualities of the text, not by the commercial motives 
> behind it.  There certainly are notable hotels that deserve 
> articles of their own, even if it's almost always a good idea to 
> avoid writing about yourself.  What I wrote is that commercial 
> companies are free to pay someone to write *good* articles for 
> Wikipedia.  And prices and phone numbers are not part of any good 
> article that I can think of.

No, actually, they are not free to do that, and I consider it deeply 
unethical if they do.  They are free to pay someone to write whatever 
they like, and put it on their own website, and release it under the GNU 
FDL.  They are not free to edit Wikipedia for pay.


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