[Foundation-l] Mywikipediaspace

Anthony wikilegal at inbox.org
Thu Oct 5 16:24:24 UTC 2006

On 10/5/06, Jimmy Wales <jwales at wikia.com> wrote:
> 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.
So is it unethical for the person who wins Danny's contest to accept
the award payment?


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