Sunday, January 22, 2006

Jimmy Wales clarifies press errors

Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, has said the press reports about Wikipedia Germany being shut down by a German court are false and that the Wikimedia Foundation has had no contact with any Berlin courts.

The German version of Wikipedia is at

The domain belongs to the German club of Wikipedia users.

The German Wikipedia club was briefly ordered by the court not to point people to the main German wikipedia site, the but the main site was not affected.

Update: Andrés has further details at his blog, Technollama. As has Wikipedia itself.

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