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Old 10-01-2008, 01:41 PM   #1
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LXer: Google's Knol: it's a Wikipedia Jim but not as we know it


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The launch of Google’s Chrome has created a frenzy of online activity (just Google it and it will return in excess of fifty one million results), including mine. and already the world and his wife has been busy publicising tips, tricks and hacks. There is absolutely no doubt that Google is very serious about its new baby. They hired no less than four Firefox developers—Ben Goodger, Pam Greene, Darin Fisher and Brian Ryner. Enough said. It wasn’t dreamed up on the spur of the moment as another speculative product of the Summer of Code. Can the same be said of Knol? What is it, how does it work and more importantly, does it conform with the principles of free software and is it a serious challenger to Wikipedia? Find out why Gary Richmond thinks Google's knol is a stinker and not the remotest threat to Wikipedia by reading the full article at Freesoftware Magazine.

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