Google to help host Wikipedia?

Posted on Saturday, Feb 12 2005 @ 20:59 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Google has offered to help hosting the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, by supplying servers and bandwidth to the project.

Exact terms of the offer have not been disclosed but Wiki Media's board of directors is considering a deal with Google and plans a meeting with the company in March.

Wiki said that its wonderful news, especially since Google doesn't require Wiki Media to do something for Google, such as placing advertising on the pages.
"Google has at least tentatively agreed to give us access to a certain number of dual Xeon servers at one or more of their data centers and with unlimited bandwidth," a Wikipedia administrator said.
More details at BetaNews


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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