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GOOGLE DONATING BANDWIDTH AND SERVERS TO WIKIPEDIA

[Feb 10, 2004] Google wants to collaborate with Wikipedia, and they're planning to help this project by donating bandwidth and servers to handle part of Wikipedia's increasing load.

In the next weeks, the 'Wikimedia Foundation' --international non-profit organization dedicated to encourage the development of this free Encyclopedia and other projects-- is likely to announce an agreement with Google.

UPDATED: Jimmy Wales --Wikipedia founder-- met with Sergei Brin and Larry Page, who were extremely enthousiastic about the whole project. Google plans to donate a certain number of 'Dual Zeon' servers at one or more of their data centers and with unlimited bandwidth. In some days Wikimedia Foundation Board is to discuss --via IRC-- the agreemente with Google, who aren't to ask anything in return (ads on Wikipedia pages).

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