While the creative commons license that covers Wikipedia allows it, this attempt to divert traffic away from Wikipedia without adding any significant value to either the pages or the community looks like it’s in very poor taste.
- Wikileaks is not part of Wikipedia
This may seem obvious to lots of people, but the way WikiMedia Foundation uses “wiki-” as a prefix for all its products makes it a reasonable assumption that Wikileaks is part of the Wikipedia empire. It’s not, and it’s not even a wiki.
- United States diplomatic cables leak
If you’ve been wondering what all this Wikileaks stuff is all about, the Wikipedia page provides an excellent and detailed overview. So detailed, in fact, that I’d expect it to come under the same sort of political pressure to remove it as Amazon and Paypal caved to.
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