Wikimedia Foundation employee ousted over paid editing

By Joe Mullin

The Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit which owns Wikipedia, has apparently terminated an employee who was engaged in editing for pay. The issue of editing for pay has been a hot topic among Wikipedia editors, and it resulted in hundreds of account terminations a few months ago.

The employee, Sarah Stierch, was a “program evaluation coordinator” who was often quoted by journalists writing about Wikipedia, especially on the topic of how to get more women participating as editors. She was hired by the foundation in April …read more

Source: arstechica

    

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