Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees was initially composed of Bomis' three founders: Jimmy Wales and his two business partners, Michael Davis and Tim Shell. August 2000 via InfoTrac : General OneFile. Chicago Options Associates in 1994, 17 and Wales became friends with Shell through mailing lists discussing philosophy. 32 Wales used checks from Bomis to maintain the Wikipedia servers in Tampa, Florida. Peterson, Kim (May 6, 2002). Toronto Star Newspapers, Ltd. 25; Section: What's on via LexisNexis. Cadenhead, Rogers (December 20, 2005). Wales edited Wikipedia in 2005 to remove the characterizations of Bomis as providing softcore pornography, 18 39 which attracted media attention; 25 41 Wales expressed regret for his actions. 10 The non-profit Wikimedia Foundation began in 2003 with a Board of Trustees composed of Bomis' three founders (Wales, Davis and Shell) 17 and was first headquartered. In 1994 Wales was hired by Michael Davis, CEO of finance company Chicago Options Associates, as a trader focusing on futures contracts and options. 8 112 In The Times Wales said that individuals should not edit their own Wikipedia biographies, 25 telling The New Yorker that the standard applied to himself as well. 3 56 The website included a segment devoted to erotic images, "Bomis Babes 5 6 and a feature enabled users to submit recommended links to other sites appealing to a male audience.