Google to host WikiPedia?

Interesting post on Wikimedia here.

Google Inc. has made a proposal to host some of the content of the Wikimedia projects.

The terms of the offer are currently being discussed by the board. The developer committee has been informed of some of the details via email. A private IRC meeting with Google is planned for March, 2005.

Please note that this agreement does not mean there is any requirement for us to include advertising on the site.

More details will be put here when the offer is allowed to be made public.

Could this be a case of Google taking the fight to Microsoft? MSN Search, of course, offers recourse to Encarta.