Microsoft felt that there were some mistakes in the technical articles of Wikipedia. Consequently, the company offered cash to a blogger Rick Jelliffe for editing the article. But paying for Wikipedia copy is not allowed as the founder Jimmy Wales and his volunteer editors, moderators and writers do not allow public-relations firms, workers or anyone else from posting slanting or fluff entries which can lead to conflict of interests.
Microsoft has agreed that it had taken such a step but also gives the justification that it was not able to mark the purported mistakes to the volunteer editors of Wikipedia. This lead them to take services of an independent expert who could tell that whether changes were important and post them on the encyclopedia site.
Spokeswoman of Microsoft Catherine Brooker said that company had never taken services of anyone for changing any article of Wikipedia. Also the company and the blogger had not decided the sum of money and no payment was made to Rick Jelliffe. Jelliffe works with a computing company of Australia as a chief technical officer. He said that he does not work with Microsoft but is a technical standards aficionado and only took the offer as he wanted that technical standards processes should be described perfectly.