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Microsoft and Wikipedia

Thu 25 Jan 2007, 08:52 AM

by Ben Langhinrichs
In the midst of the final days of Lotusphere, a lot of us may have missed the furor over Microsoft offering payment to a blogger to change "inaccuracies" in Wikipedia about Office Open XML (Rob is right that it is hard to say that correctly).  While I admit to a small twinge of sympathy for Microsoft, which must find it annoying that it seems that anybody can edit articles about their format except themselves, I am also a bit surprised.  Surely there must be somebody outside of Microsoft who likes Office Open XML enough to follow their suggestions and edit the entries without requiring payment.  Isn't there?

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