Wikipedia is no longer open to all?

Interesting posting regarding the death of Wikipedia from Nicholas Carr. I haven't kept up with the internal editing policies at Wikipedia as I'm generally a reader not a contributor but I have to say I thought it was "open for all" ... seems it no longer is.

If Wikipedia "management" is now generating red-tape around the authoring process then I have to agree that Wikipedia has changed considerably in its approach and ethos. That's not a bad thing per se, things change and evolve. However the change should be communicated and understood by all that need to (in this case current and future contributors which might be all of us).

And, in the true nature of the Interweb all that content will probably flow out of Wikipedia into whatever comes next.


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