2007-05-16 13:22:48

Microsoft finances a OOXML Wikipedia article editor

Microsoft has caused an edit war in the free encyclopedia Wikipedia by funding the standard activist Rich Jelliffe for contributing his knowledge to the articles about Open Standards, XML, OOXML and the OpenDocument Format.

Jelliffe claims in his user page, however, that his edits are unbiased by the fundings. Nevertheless, he has removed some Anti-Microsoft «biases» from some articles, and this caused a lot of irritation. Summing it up, it is not agreed upon to which degree Jelliffe's articles are biased.

Posted by Tonnerre Lombard | Permanent link | File under: general, standards