Wikipedia won’t kowtow

Wikipedia’s founder Jimmy Wales refuses to censor the site to please China:

Wales said censorship was ‘ antithetical to the philosophy of Wikipedia. We occupy a position in the culture that I wish Google would take up, which is that we stand for the freedom for information, and for us to compromise I think would send very much the wrong signal: that there’s no one left on the planet who’s willing to say “You know what? We’re not going to give up.”‘

Via Boing Boing who adds:

If only Google and Yahoo’s executives were as confident in the importance of their services as Wales is of Wikipedia.