YAHOO! SUPPORTS WIKIPEDIA
HatTip to Joi Ito. Rumors were that Google was going to support Wikipedia, but it seems like Yahoo! stole their thunder. Hmmm... there seems to be a continuing pattern here. Is the middle-aged man on the block spanking the kid on the block? Did I just see the young man drive to the hoop and get blocked silly by the older dude?
Wikimedia Foundation Announces Corporate Support of Wikipedia from Yahoo! Search; Helps Allow the Organization to Run Wikipedia Independently
April 7, 2005
Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization that develops and maintains free open content for the public, and Yahoo! Search, a leading global search engine, today announced that Yahoo! Search will dedicate hardware and resources to support Wikipedia, a community based encyclopedia written and edited by people from around the world. The contribution is the most significant dedication made to date to the Wikimedia Foundation by a corporate sponsor and is essential to furthering their global growth. (full article)