Wikipedia Gets Support from Yahoo

More Yahoo mojo? (-:

We read a few weeks ago about how Google might help the Wikipedia by providing server space and bandwidth.

A few minutes ago I spotted this news release about Yahoo announcing or perhaps better said, enhancing a relationship with the Wikipedia Foundation. Yahoo will provide Wikipedia with hardware and other resources.

“Yahoo! has been Wikipedia’s longest-standing corporate supporter and with this dedication of resources we will be able to offer Wikipedia content to a growing worldwide audience, while maintaining full flexibility in our ability to expand relationships and freely distribute our works.”

–Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikimedia Foundation

Also, the news release mentions that in the next few weeks a Wikipedia shortcut will be available on Yahoo (in several languages) that will place Wikipedia content directly onto the results page. Presently, a shortcut provides content from the Columbia Encyclopedia directly onto the results page. Here’s an example.
Also, a look at a Wikipedia/Yahoo shortcut from Yahoo France.