Google to support Wikipedia with servers and bandwidth?

Google plans to support the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia with servers and bandwidth.
Jimmy Wales, founder of the Wikipedia, has talked to Sergei Brin and Larry Page (the founders of Google) already, and a discussion between them and the Wikimedia Foundation on a private IRC channel is planned.
The offer is said to be with no strings attached, i.e. Wikipedia doesn't have to place Google AdWords in their pages in return.

This will surely raise quite a heated debate, as many might fear that the Wikipedia will not remain independent anymore...

(via google-blog.dirson.com and Golem)