Hi everyone, you may have heard that there are currently a scandal at the University of Geneva, where some professors are accused of having, among other things, claimed travel expenses that were not real, or failed to give back to the University a share of the money they earnt outside of the University, as they are required to do by law.
On Sunday 16 July, "Le Matin" announced that one of these professors decided to resign from the University as of 1st July 2007. Interestingly, their main source was cited as being Wikipedia (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan-Erik_Lane), even though (fortunately) someone close to the rectorate seems to have confirmed the information (interestingly, a quick browse of the history shows that the information was originally added by an anonymous user using an IP belonging to the University !). Even more interesting, today (Monday), "Le Temps" published an article http://www.letemps.ch/template/regions.asp?page=7&article=185662 about the existence of the article on the French Wikipedia ("Les scandales de l'Uni de Genève sur Wikipédia") and the fact that it got vandalised and subsequently semi-protected. This was a good opportunity to pick up a few names of journalists who wrote about Wikipedia... Frederic _______________________________________________ www.wikimedia.ch Wikimedia CH website Wikimediach-l mailing list http://mail.wikipedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediach-l