Jeffrey Merkey

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Experience

Solera Networks Inc

President  - Novell Inc

Affiliations

Founder  - TRG

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Regardless, in this case, TechNewsWorld was right to maintain the original version - Merkey did make the accusation (of Wales/WP having accepted a donation to keep his BLP article "clean"), and they didn't try to assert that he was telling the truth, only that he made the accusation.
In March of 2008, former Novell (Nasdaq: NOVL) chief scientist Jeffrey Merkey accused Wales of extortion in a statement to the Associated Press. Wales, Merkey said, asked him for money for Wales' Wikimedia Foundation. After Merkey withdrew his financial support, he was reportedly banned from the Wikipedia site. The first part, regarding Merkey is probably unnecessary as Merkey's claims didn't really hold under scrutiny.

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In March of 2008, former Novell (Nasdaq: NOVL) chief scientist Jeffrey Merkey accused Wales of extortion in a statement to the Associated Press.
Wales, Merkey said, asked him for money for Wales' Wikimedia Foundation. After Merkey withdrew his financial support, he was reportedly banned from the Wikipedia site.

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Jeffrey Vernon Merkey was born July 13, 1960 near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to June Anne Archer and Curtis Richard Merkey on the Tribal Lands of the Cherokee Nation.
Jeffrey Vernon Merkey worked formerly at Novell

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