11/1/2005

Wikipedia May Go to Print, Says Founder

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 1:30 pm

Entries from Wikipedia, the popular free online encyclopedia written and edited by Internet users, may soon be available in print for readers in the developing world, founder Jimmy Wales said Monday.

He said content from the Web site may also be burned onto CDs and DVDs so computer users in places like Africa, who lack access to high-speed Internet, could consult parts of the reference work offline.

Wales also described as incorrect reports, one of them from Reuters, that certain pages of the Wikipedia could be subject to tightened controls or “frozen” for good to prevent vandals and pranksters from tampering with them.

“We are talking to several agents and publishers about what they would be interested in,” Wales said of the book project.

Source: eWeek

 

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