"The debate over the revelation that Microsoft Corp. offered to
pay a developer to make changes to Wikipedia pages points to
problems that can arise when a major Web site is managed by a
community of people.
"On Monday, Australian software engineer and author Rick
Jelliffe wrote in a blog posting that Microsoft had offered to pay
him as an independent source to make changes to certain Wikipedia
entries. The offer, which Jelliffe doesn't appear to have accepted
yet, set off a heated discussion about the ethics of such a
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