2011/8/28 Gautam John <gautam(a)prathambooks.org>rg>:
On 28 August 2011 11:50, Yann Forget
Wikilivres is currently hosted on a small
dedicated server in Montreal, Canada.
It follows the Canadian copyright law, in which a work is in the
public domain 50 years after the author's death.
It costs 74 US$ monthly, or about 3,500 Rs. at
the current rate.
Pathoschild has helped me recently for upgrading Mediawiki to new versions.
I am open to proposals regarding a takeover.
Okay. So ideally, what would such a proposal include - aside from the
cost which is a given?
I see several possibilities:
1. Free hosting. I think that an educational instution (e.g.
University) might accept hosting Wikilivres under some conditions
(legal responsibility from a Wikimedia chapter?).
2. Financial support only. I could continue to have the legal
responsibility of the project. I have a Paypal account to receive
3. A chapter or another organisation takes over the legal and
My main criteria is the long term support for the project.
A review of
the content and a policy about inclusions seem to be
sensible if the legal responsibility is moved on.