September 28th, 2007

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Wikia buys out game wiki founders for $$,$$$ + stock; users cry foul

What follows is a long and somewhat sad tale of the impact of money on wiki communities - and how a well-regarded hosting company provided the means for individuals to profit off the work of many. It involves the questions of who really owns a wiki - its host, its administrators, or its users - and how changes of ownership and hosting should be handled. Now, these are not easy questions, but there are some answers that really don't add up.

Wikia's motto is 'creating communities.', but recently they've settled for just buying them outright...Collapse )
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