Hmm. Some interesting reading, but no idea the purpose for it being there.
Perhaps someone was just a little bit too motivated? 😉
I still don’t have any idea, but it seems to have generated well over 50,ooo something links to wordpress.org according to a Google search.
Is it some kind of marketing thing? It just doesn’t seem like something WordPress would do.
The content in /articles is essentially advertising by a third party that we host for a flat fee. I’m not sure if we’re going to continue it much longer, but we’re committed to this month at least, it was basically an experiment. However around the beginning of Feburary donations were going down as expenses were ramping up, so it seemed like a good way to cover everything. The adsense on those pages is not ours and I have no idea what they get on it, we just get a flat fee. The money is used just like donations but more specifically it’s been going to the business/trademark expenses so it’s not entirely out of my pocket anymore.