Jimmy Wales: Wikipedia chief to advise Whitehall on policy

The American internet entrepreneur, 45, will become an unpaid adviser across all government departments to help civil servants develop innovative new technology.

Under his role, it is expected that Mr Wales will also advise civil servants on how the public can be better engaged through the internet as part of its open government initiatives.

A Whitehall source told The Daily Telegraph on Sunday night that Mr Wales was one of a number of unpaid advisers who would provide help to civil servants rather than ministers¬†— via redwolf.newsvine.com

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