Google Offers to Host Wikipedia

By Nate Mook  |  Posted 2005-02-12

From Internet domains to Web browsers, Google seems to have its hands all over the Web these days. But the search giant shows no signs of slowing its reach, and has offered to host the Wikipedia online encyclopedia. Wiki Media Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, says Google has volunteered to supply servers and bandwidth to the project.

Wikipedia is an open online encyclopedia that can be edited by anyone who volunteers. The project has become immensely popular on the Web, and is having problems sustaining its growth.

Although exact terms of Googles offer have not be publicly disclosed, Wiki Medias board of directors is considering a deal and plans to meet with Google in March.

The foundation did say that Google will not insert its text based advertising on Wikipedia.

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