Wikipedia to stay

Contrary to what I have been reading of the blogs, Wikipedia is not heading for a closure.

Looks like Florence Devouard statement has been misinterpreted. Following is the transcript excerpt from Ballpark Blog:

Here is a transcript of the discussion, but in a word, Florence made it very clear that Wikipedia would NOT shut down in the next 3 months.

Me: “When we prepared this speech, Florence told me that Wikipedia has enough cash to pay for its server for the next…”
Florence Devouard: “Three months. Roughly.”
Me: “and if we don’t do something, Wikipedia won’t be here in three or four months. That’s a radical idea, it’s not going to happen but…”.
FD: ”…three months is a bit negative. […] We have somebody making plans for two years in the future, I think we will survive in the next three months”.

My feeling is that Florence appears to be very confident that the foundation will get over this problem. Wikipedia is in a tensed situation but has a lot of potential solutions before they have to pull the plug.
One of the comments has a link to the actual interview. A blogger’s analysis. You decide!

3 Replies to “Wikipedia to stay”

  1. Yes. If it’s the right kind of venture, funding will never be an issue. Wikipedia has been into existence for long.Don’t see it going down.

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