Looks like Florence Devouard statement has been misinterpreted. Following is the transcript excerpt from Ballpark Blog:
Here is a transcript of the discussion, but in a word, Florence made it very clear that Wikipedia would NOT shut down in the next 3 months.
Me: â€œWhen we prepared this speech, Florence told me that Wikipedia has enough cash to pay for its server for the nextâ€¦â€
Florence Devouard: â€œThree months. Roughly.â€
Me: â€œand if we donâ€™t do something, Wikipedia wonâ€™t be here in three or four months. Thatâ€™s a radical idea, itâ€™s not going to happen butâ€¦â€.
FD: â€…three months is a bit negative. […] We have somebody making plans for two years in the future, I think we will survive in the next three monthsâ€.
My feeling is that Florence appears to be very confident that the foundation will get over this problem. Wikipedia is in a tensed situation but has a lot of potential solutions before they have to pull the plug.
One of the comments has a link to the actual interview. A blogger’s analysis. You decide!