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Submission + - Wikitravel dumps Internet Brands, Wikimedia to host fork (gyrovague.com)

jpatokal writes: "Once pipped to do to Lonely Planet what Wikipedia did to Encyclopedia Britannica, Creative Commons licensed travel guide Wikitravel has languished ever since it was bought by a used car company in 2006. But the community has finally had enough: the Wikimedia Foundation has agreed in principle to host a fork, and pretty much all active users are jumping ship. Why did they do it, will the fork succeed and what's Internet Brands going to do about it?"

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