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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 20:42


Listless Wikimedia "In Chaos" Following Co-founder Jimmy Wales Resignation


Wikimedia co-founder Jimmy Wales has abruptly stepped down following a controversial porn purge that saw Wales himself single-handedly deleting questionable content from his company's servers.

The purge was the result of a FOX News investigation started in April that discovered a large amount of pornographic material on Wikimedia's servers. When FOX News asked Wikimedia donors how they felt about this, the questions started rolling in and the offending imagery started going away.

Therein lies the issue: Many editors in the organization's "inner circle" disagreed with the way Wales handled the pornography deletions—some did not see the content as objectionable at all, while others appaently argued the deletions went against the organization's inherent openness.

In any event, Wales has relinquished administrative rights, but will remain a board member. The resignation, according to an unnamed source, has sent Wikimedia "into chaos" with no one at the wheel. [Venture Beat, Neowin]

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#2 Steve B.

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 21:33

Yay for Neowin being spelt with only one capital letter! :p

#3 vetSrugie

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 21:36

Yay for Neowin being spelt with only one capital letter! Posted Image


Maybe they're catching on? ;)

#4 Skulltrail

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 21:39

Congrats Neowin. (Y) You are now a Gizmodo-approved reputable source! :laugh:

#5 LiquidSolstice

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 01:54

Congrats Neowin. (Y) You are now a Gizmodo-approved reputable source! :laugh:


Owing to their recent douchebaggery with the iPhone, I can safely say I find that shameful.

#6 GeekTwo

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 20:15

Owing to their recent douchebaggery with the iPhone, I can safely say I find that shameful.


Even before the iPhone thing, I never would have counted a +1 from Gizmodo as a +1..