Wednesday, June 27, 2007

German government funding Wikipedia content

I found this quite interesting: German Wikipedia receives state funding

For the first time, the German edition of the open Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia will be receiving state funding. Germany will be setting aside part of its budget to improve information about renewable resources in Wikipedia. Over the next few years, several hundred articles will be written on this issue.

Makes total sense to me... Go to where the people are looking for information instead of expecting them to come to you. It'll be interesting to see the people extend this content and make it even more useful.

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